We are delighted to have the Local Enterprise Office Dublin City present to our members on the Online Trading Voucher (OTV) scheme. Small business can avail of up to €2.5k to boost their online presence.
17.45 – Networking & B4b updates
18.00 – Presentation from LEO Dublin City
18.45 – Q&A
19.00 – Networking
Even though there is currently an increasing trend in online spending, it is estimated that only 23% of small Irish businesses use e-commerce in any meaningful way; and that of all the online purchases made in Ireland, 70% are related to purchases from overseas markets.
There is now a need to encourage small Irish businesses to develop their digital presence to avoid missing significant commercial opportunities. The Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources (DCENR) has launched an Online Trading Voucher Scheme and has teamed up with with Local Enterprise Offices to deliver this Scheme to Irish businesses at local level.
The Online Trading Voucher Scheme offers small businesses the opportunity to develop their website or digital marketing strategy by availing of vouchers of up to €2,500 or 50% of eligible expenditure (net of VAT).
For more information on eligibility criteria and the application process click here