Q&A with Ronan Hickey founder of VoucherPages
- Tell us about your business.
VoucherPages is an online and mobile discount platform. We provide consumers with access to the largest selection of local discount vouchers, voucher codes and deals, while generating sales and footfall for businesses.
- How has Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown supported your business to date? Which support(s) has been most beneficial to you and your business?
LEO dlr has supported the business from the outset.
- We received a feasibility grant, which assisted us in designing and developing the prototype of our platform.
- We also received a priming grant which then assisted us with the costs of staffing, and helped us develop our business strategy. I believe the most beneficial funding for us was the funding that helps develop the product.
- What is your best sales tip?
- To only sell a product/service that solves a problem for your customer.
- The customer must also be willing to pay a profitable margin for this product/service.
- What was the best business advice you have received?
There are only a very small number of businesses in Ireland that receive venture capital funding, so focus on what you can achieve with current funding rather than on what could be achieved with extra funding.
- How did you raise the finance for your business?
The business has been funded via business grants, personal finance and business turnover.
- What are the best digital tools you have used to grow your business?
Salesforce CRM tool, E-mail marketing and Google.
- What advice do you have for other entrepreneurs?
- Focus on profitable customers
- Keep an eye on cash flow from the very beginning.
Many thanks to VoucherPages for taking part in this interview!
For more information on VoucherPages you can visit their website at: www.Voucherpages.ie
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