Online Trading Voucher (OTV) Scheme
Small businesses throughout Ireland can apply for funding, a grant, to help their businesses trade online, grow their sales, exports and ultimately jobs. Businesses are permitted to apply for one online trading voucher each, up to a value of €2,500 exclusive of VAT (matched funding: they match what you put in up to €2,500 ex VAT).
Download the application form for the Trading Online Voucher Scheme here.
The vouchers are targeted at businesses with the following profile:
- Limited Online Trading presence;
- Less than 10 employees;
- Turnover less than €2m;
- Applicant business must be trading for at least 6 months;
- Business must be located in the area covered by participating LEOs.
What can the vouchers be used for?
- IT consultation;
- Development or upgrade of an e-commerce website;
- Implementing Online payments or booking systems;
- Purchase of Internet related software;
- Purchase of online advertising (this purchase cannot make up any more than 30% of approved
Voucher costs and can only be drawn down in one payment phase);
- Developing an app (or multiplatform webpages);
- Development of a digital marketing strategy;
- Implementing a digital marketing strategy;
- Training/skills development specifically to establish and manage an on-line trading activity.
What I offer?
All of the above! I will tailor a solution to give you elements of each section, depending on your requirement. Here is the summary of a proposal I did recently:
Development or upgrade of an e-commerce website
- Branding Consultancy, logo development
- Template website using the Branding scheme developed.
OR Implementing Online payments or booking systems
- Robert additional work on new site to deliver the ecommerce function or booking system:
Purchase of online advertising
- Advertising options:Adwords, Analytics, Facebook:
- Adwords budget direct to Google:
Development of a digital marketing strategy
- Research: meet, plan an outline strategy.
Implementing a digital marketing strategy
- Social Media, Initial SEO on website, LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter analysis, Google +, Youtube
- Social media imagery pack for consistency of your message
- Mailchimp branded template
- Mail chimp implementation: import existing lists, segment, develop mail shot template:
Training/skills development specifically to establish and manage an on-line trading activity
- Monthly maintenance: Technicalities of the site, support for issues arising*, developing the monthly mailing campaign, writing the blog, updating social media, twitter engagement. Three Months
- Support trained staff: mentor, review metrics and performance, develop.
- Branding Support for three months
This will make up the €5000.00 invoice, VAT then to be added. And all you pay me for is my time. It would probably take 5 days spread over a number of months, so if you book me in advance for the days you get the weekly rate of €1500 payable in €300 blocks weekly.
*terms and conditions apply