Up €2,500 Grant available in Donegal For New E-Commerce Sites or Digital Marketing – Spence Digital Agency

Up €2,500 Grant available in Donegal For New E-Commerce Sites or Digital Marketing - Spence Digital Agency

Elevate and expand your business in 2024 with the support of this government initiative. Designed exclusively for small businesses in Donegal focusing on web design, the Online Trader Voucher provides not only financial assistance up to €2,500 but also invaluable training and advice for establishing a robust online presence. Engaging with this scheme allows for a more effective transition to online trading. The Next Trading Online Voucher Workshop (via Zoom) is Wednesday March 13th 2024 from 10am – 12pm For more details and help please reach out via email to [email protected] or phone us at (074) 989 0121. This grant aims to bolster the online visibility of small Irish businesses based in Donegal. Through the national ‘Government National Digital Strategy’, Donegal Online Trader Vouchers are available, offering up to €2,500 (capped at 50% of the total expense) to qualifying local enterprises via local enterprise offices. With an increasing shift towards e-commerce, a study highlighted that merely 23% of small Irish companies actively engage in e-commerce sales. This figure dips even lower for businesses with fewer than 10 employees. Astonishingly, over 70% of online purchases in Ireland are made from international retailers. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial for businesses to carve out their online niche and tap into the domestic market demand. Leveraging the Donegal Online Trader Voucher amidst the booming Irish e-commerce scene presents an opportune moment to digitise your business. Eligibility Criteria for the Voucher: This voucher targets Donegal-based enterprises with a small trading footprint, employing less than 10 individuals. Eligible businesses should report a turnover under €2 million and must have been registered and operational for a minimum of 6 months. Please note: Entities such as charities, not-for-profit organizations, commercial semi-state companies, trade associations, and company representation bodies, including Chambers of Commerce, do not qualify for this grant. Permissible Uses of the Donegal Online Trader Voucher: The vouchers are applicable towards various digital enhancements, including the development of an e-commerce website, incorporation of online payments and bookings, creation of a mobile application, online advertising efforts, procurement of internet-related software, and consultations with ICT specialists alongside training for website management. Restrictions on Voucher Use: The voucher cannot be used for purchasing non-internet-related software, developing brochure websites, or any activities outside the scope of e-commerce. Interested in leveraging the Donegal Online Trader Voucher for your business? Contact us today for guidance through the application process and take a significant step towards online trading success in 2024.

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