Attention! You are still in time to apply for the Trading Online Voucher!

Trading Online Voucher scheme

Due to the high demand and excellent results on the sales online, the Irish government has extended the application for the Trading Voucher Scheme.

Great news for all Irish businesses: the Trading Online Voucher Scheme has been extended.

In the first phase, this economic support has seen high demand from all Irish small businesses. They finally embrace the digital transformation to beat the COVID emergency and stay alive in these difficult months.

We are talking about €2.500 of grant available or 90% of eligible expenditure (net of VAT).

How to apply?

The first step is to check if your business respects the eligible criteria:

  • Vouchers will be available to a maximum value of €2,500 or 90% of eligible expenditure (net of VAT)
  • Voucher approval must be gained before incurring any expense
  • ‘Own Labour’ is not an eligible expense
  • Will be considered only third-party
  • All ‘third party’/supplier Invoices must contain comprehensive business details, incl. Tax & Business registration information

The second step is to figure out what type of business are interested in this grant :

  • Small businesses who employ less than ten people
  • Companies with an annual turnover of less than €2m
  • Businesses must be registered and trading for at least six months
  • Companies that have already availed of a voucher under the Scheme but who find themselves needing to upgrade their existing e-commerce capability may apply.

The third step is to understand how it is possible to use the Trading Voucher:

  • IT consultation
  • Development or upgrade of an e-commerce website
  • Implementation of online payments or booking systems
  • Purchase of internet-related software
  • Purchase of online advertising ( this purchase cannot make up more than 30% of approved Voucher costs & can only be drawn down in one payment phase )
  • Developing an app or multi-platform webpages
  • Implementing a digital marketing strategy, i.e., Social Media Marketing
  • Consultation with ICT experts for early stage adopters of online strategy
  • Training/skills development specifically to establish and manage online trading activity.

The fourth step is to fill in a pre- voucher application information seminar available on the website of your Local Enterprise Office.

How will the LEO process your application?

It is essential to know that the offer of Trading Online Vouchers is subject to the availability of funding. After having filled out the pre-application, the Executive Commission will evaluate and analyze your project. If you respect all criteria, you’ll get the approval. In addition, the candidate must attend the Trading Online Workshops organized by your LEO.

To check if there is any date suitable for you to attend the webinar, you can consult this page.

What are the benefits of getting this grant?

irish statistics

Over 2.000 businesses benefit from this grant, and many others are willing to request it. Why?

Because many small businesses weren’t ready to face a forced closure, and they suffered substantial economic losses. Companies that participated in the scheme reported that on average they saw their sales increase by 20%, with an 80% jump in sales leads and 3 in 5 exporting for the first time. 

It is time to implement a shop online, get a new website where people can interact with your brand and see what products and services your business provides, apply unique marketing strategies to expand your target.

It is time to grow online and discover new markets!

How can I help you?

I’m willing to discuss with you and understand what your needs are, and find the right solution for your brand.

My area of expertise are:

  • web design;
  • marketing strategy;
  • social media;
  • blog
  • implementation of the shop online.

Below you can see in specific what I offers regarding Social Media and Content Marketing.

NEWBIE
150.00 monthly
  • First Free Consultation of 45min;
  • Identify your Social Media Goals
  • If you don't have any social accounts, I will create them for you. If you already have some, I will review them.
  • Optimize your profiles in an SEO and customer experience perspective
  • Programming and publishing 1 post per week
  • Dedication of 5 hours/week
  • Draft of a monthly report with analysis and insights;
BUILD
250.00 monthly
  • First Free Consultation of 45min;
  • Review of your preexisting social profiles
  • Conduct a social media competitor analysis;
  • Scheduling and publishing of 2 posts per week + 1 story;
  • Post boosting on the network where you have the most engaged audience:€ 30,00
  • Push your following organic growth;
  • Dedication and work based on 5hours/week.
  • Elaborate a monthly report with analysis and insights for each profile;
GROW
450.00 monthly
  • First Free Consultation of 45min;
  • Review of your preexisting social profiles
  • Carry out a social media competitor analysis;
  • Identify your goals, scheduling and publishing 4 posts + 2 stories per week;
  • Boost your following organic growth;
  • Interact with groups concerning your niche and industry;
  • Dedication and work for 10 hours/week
  • Post boosting where you have the most engaged audience: € 50,00;
  • Elaborate a monthly report with analysis and insights for each profile;
ACCELERATE
800.00 monthly
  • First Free Consultation of 45min;
  • Review of your preexisting social profiles
  • Identify your goals and analysis of your competition
  • Scheduling and publishing 6 posts+ 3 stories per week;
  • Connect with 5 new relevant people in your niche per week;
  • Community management:
  • Interact with groups concerning your niche and industry;
  • Post boosting where you have the most engaged audience:€100,00;
  • Dedication and work for 15 hours/week;
  • Elaborate a monthly report with analysis and insights for each profile;
Blog posts for beginners
40
  • 1 Blog Post for month
  • Keyword Research
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Link Strategy
  • CTA
Blog posts for businesses
75
  • 2 Blog Posts for month
  • 2 Blog Covers
  • Keyword Research
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Link Strategy
  • CTA
Shop Online - Standard
50
  • Creation of 5 product descriptions;
  • Keyword research;
  • Link Strategy
  • CTA
Shop Online - Premium
90
  • Creation of 10 product descriptions;
  • Keyword Research
  • Link Strategy
  • CTA
  • 10 product thumbnails

For any other information and requests, please contact me and I’ll be glad to help you.

Valeria Di Lonardo

Digital Marketer Freelancer| Ita & Eng| I help professionals and small businesses find the simplest way to boost their activity.

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