Could your business start selling its products or services online? If you’ve never thought about it before, NOW could be the time to start.

Online spending is set to continue to grow, yet it is estimated that only 23% of small Irish businesses are really using eCommerce/selling online to increase their sales. For businesses of less than 10 employees this percentage is even lower. However statistics show that online sales by Irish people are growing but that 70% of these sales are done in overseas markets.  Businesses need to start engaging with this new digital reality.

To support this goal, the National Digital Strategy aims to get a further 2,000 businesses trading online by the end of 2015. To this end, the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources (DCENR) is supporting an Online Trading Voucher Programme and has teamed up with the Local Enterprise Offices to deliver this to Irish business.

The Online Trading Voucher scheme is now OPEN for new applications.

The Fingal Local Enterprise Office is holding a half-day Information Seminar on the Online Trading Voucher Scheme on 25th March 2015 in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords.   Registration is at 8:30am with the Seminar beginning at 9:00am to be concluded by 1:00 pm.  It is a condition of applying for the vouchers that applicants attend this seminar.

At the seminar attendees will be informed of the purpose of the scheme, how best to complete the application form, and derive best value from their voucher application.

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