What is a Trading Online Voucher?
The Trading Online Voucher is a grant that is on offer from the Local Enterprise Office with the help through the Government’s National Digital Strategy to help small Irish businesses to grow their online presence and boost sales. By participating in the Trading Online Voucher Scheme you’ll be allowing your business to boost online sales and reach new markets!
How much is the Trading Online Voucher Worth?
The Trading Online Voucher offers financial assistance of up to a whopping €2,500 with co-funding of 50% from the business. Training and advice will also be on offer from the LEO to get your business trading online.
Who can apply for the Grant?
The vouchers are aimed at helping businesses that meet the following criteria:
- Limited or no e-commerce presence
- Have a turnover of less than €2 million
- 10 or less employees
- The business must be trading for at least 6 months
- The business must be located in the area covered by the LEO to whom they make their application
If you have applied for the TO voucher before you are able to apply for a second time as long as you have submitted your final claim for the first voucher.
What can you use the TOV on?
You can use the Trading Online Voucher for a number of things, such as:
- Developing a new website
- Digital marketing
- Social Media Marketing
- Search Engine Optimisation ( we know just the guys for the job 😉 )
How to Apply for the Voucher?
You can apply for Online Trading Voucher through the LEO site. Once you navigate to your Local Enterprise Office page (e.g Dublin City) through the homepage and then click on “Trading Online Voucher Scheme” which is located under the Financial Support tab (see below)
You will have to attend a mandatory online information session. The online information sessions usually take place once a month and the next available date can be seen on the site. On completion of the information session, you will be emailed a link to the online application.
Why Choose SEO & Grow?
We’re Search specialists and in 2021 it’s essential that your website is one of the top listings when prospects are trying to find a business like yours through Google search. On a daily basis, we improve the global search presence of large multinationals, as well as the local search presence of small-medium sized businesses in all industries. Having worked both client-side and agency-side over the last number of years, we noticed a huge disconnect between a business’s needs and an agency’s offering. It seems a lot of SEO agencies in Dublin withhold as much information as possible from their clients. Through an agency’s lens, the less a client knows, the more that client can be charged.
SEO & Grow serves to bridge the gap between a business’s needs, and an agency’s offering. Our disruptive approach empowers business owners to take back control of their website and regain autonomy.
Read about how we increased Totally Latin America’s annual sales by 20% through SEO alone in our SEO Case Study page. Content creation, On-Site SEO & Linkbuilding were central to this campaign’s success. Measured against our objectives, important metrics and KPIs, we were successful across the board.
If you need any help with you application or have a few questions before you apply be sure to reach out to us, we’d be happy to help!