Local Enterprise Week: Trading Online Voucher Webinar - Friday 10th March 2023

Online Delivery via Zoom
14:00 -17:00

Join us for a free three-hour online information session on the Trading Online Voucher (TOV) Scheme. This innovative scheme helps small businesses to develop their online presence by offering vouchers, valued at up to €2,500, towards website development or digital marketing strategy.

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10th March 2023

Trading Online Voucher Scheme – Live Information Seminar

NB: Once registered, you will receive the details to log in at least 2 hours prior to the event.

An initiative under the Government’s National Digital Strategy, the Trading Online Voucher Scheme helps small businesses trade online to boost their sales and reach new markets. This scheme is a matched-funding opportunity with up to €2,500 available, with further supports provided by the Local Enterprise Offices. Funding can be used towards eligible costs such as:

  • digital marketing strategies
  • e-commerce websites
  • app development

Grow your business online with help through the Government's National Digital Strategy. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is designed to assist small businesses with up to 10 employees to trade more online, boost sales and reach new markets. Participating in this scheme can make the process of trading online much easier for you.

It offers financial assistance of up to €2,500 with co-funding of 50% from the business along with training and advice to help your business trade online. Cutting the cost of developing your online trading capacity by up to 50% can make this investment very affordable for many small businesses out there.

Making informed decisions is vital for all business, so the free help and training provided by your local enterprise office in the delivery of this scheme puts you in a position to decide what is best for your business. The training sessions cover various topics, including developing a website, digital marketing, social media for business and search engine optimisation. The information provided is impartial and will help you decide on what trading online options, are right for your business.

Businesses that have already received a Trading Online Voucher can now apply for a second voucher, where upgrades are required. Funding can be used towards adding payment facilities or booking systems to your website or developing new apps for your customers. The voucher can also be used towards subscriptions to low cost online retail platform solutions, to help companies quickly establish a retailing presence online.

The vouchers are targeted at business with the following profile:

  • Limited or no e-commerce presence;
  • 10 or less employees
  • Turnover less than €2m
  • Applicant business must be trading for at least 6 months**
  • Business must be located in their area covered by the LEO to whom they make their application i.e. LEOs cannot accept applications from businesses located outside their jurisdiction.

This mandatory information session will cover various topics, including developing a website, digital marketing, social media for business and search engine optimisation. The information provided is impartial and will help you decide on what trading online options are right for your business.

Participants will be sent a link to apply for the Trading Online Voucher Scheme following registration and attendance at this seminar.

Many businesses, just like yours, have already benefited from the scheme. Your Local Enterprise Office can help and support you throughout the process.

For many, the question is not whether to trade online, it’s how to start. You can also apply for a second Trading Online Voucher to upgrade your web-site if you have already availed of the scheme. Some of them are your competitors. Don't get left behind.

Previous voucher recipients may apply for a second voucher. Previous voucher recipients cannot apply for a second voucher before they have submitted their final claim for their first voucher.

**applicant business must provide clear proof of trading for a minimum of 6 months to their Local Enterprise Office.

** Important note: This event is open ONLY to small businesses that are eligible to qualify for a Trading Online Voucher. Individuals wishing to attend for the purpose of soliciting to attendees will NOT be admitted, including those providing website/e-commerce services.

Delivery Method

This online workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Click the link below to see how to use Zoom.

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