Strong Uptake for new Monaghan eCommerce Cluster

Strong Uptake for New Monaghan eCommerce Cluster

Monaghan business owners who are currently selling products online are embracing a new initiative from Local Enterprise Office Monaghan and Monaghan I.T. Forum. Called eCommerce Cluster - Monaghan, this is a business network that has as its objective to assist members grow online sales. Award winning eCommerce expert, Daryl Conway, has been announced as the first guest speaker at the new eCommerce Cluster to be held on Monday September 5th in Concra Wood Golf & Country Club. Participation in this eCommerce Cluster will provide education and practical support for business owners/managers that include advice and training to make a success of the online aspect of their business; and to make sure that they will get a return for the investment of having an eCommerce website. 

eCommerce Cluster

Eilín Connolly, Business Advisor, LEO Monaghan said, "We launched the eCommerce Cluster in mid July and already have had a great uptake with local business owners/managers signed up to take part in this six month programme that will help them develop and grow their online sales. Businesses that have been trading online for the past 12 months and who want to grow the online side of their business can apply to join by completing an 'Expression of Interest From' that is available to download here or alternatively you can send an email to ecommerce@leo.monaghancoco.ie

The new eCommerce Cluster will hold their first meeting on September 5th, a workshop where Daryl Conway will advise on a number of elements that include: How a 5 step online growth strategy can increase sales; Advise members to understand how customers interact with you along their online path to purchase; Hear how Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), paid advertising, social media, social advertising and email marketing can work together to create a fantastic customer experience and drive sales. Daryl will also highlight the mistakes most businesses make online and how they can be avoided. He will also provide practical and real life examples for how similar small businesses have achieved eCommerce success.

Daryl Conway is an award winning eCommerce Consultant, winning the digital Hero DANI Award, Best Digital Initiative and use of Social Media at the Mid Ulster Business Awards, Start Up Rising Star Award and an NICCY Web Design award. Daryl manages a small group of high performing websites and has managed and delivered some of the largest Digital Marketing Support programmes in NI over the last four years including the #optimise2 programme, Mid Ulster Online and the Digital Transformation Programme.

Local Enterprise Office Monaghan are currently taking applications from interested business owners who want to be part of this first ever eCommerce Cluster for Monaghan. For an 'Expression of Interest Form' and be downloaded here, and must be returned to the Network Coordinator, Margaret McFeon-Boyle on ecommerce@leo.monaghancoco.ie or call LEO Monaghan on 047 71818 or visit the networks section of our website here.

 

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