Sem­i­nar aimed at help­ing busi­nesses with on­line pres­ence

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

LO­CAL En­ter­prise Of­fice Wick­low will host a free Trad­ing On­line Voucher sem­i­nar in Wick­low County Cam­pus, Rath­new in Oc­to­ber.

Con­sumer be­hav­iour is chang­ing and on­line spend­ing is in­creas­ing rapidly. There is a big op­por­tu­nity for Ir­ish busi­nesses to grow and ac­cess a wider mar­ket, ex­pand their busi­ness and cre­ate more jobs. Sta­tis­tics sug­gest that only 32 per cent of small com­pa­nies are en­gaged in e-com­merce sales in Ire­land and that 70 per cent of the €850,000 spent on­line by Ir­ish con­sumers per hour is go­ing over­seas.

The ‘Trad­ing On­line Voucher’ scheme, fi­nanced by the Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Cli­mate Ac­tion and En­vi­ron­ment aims to en­cour­age small busi­nesses to de­velop their on­line pres­ence through a web­site or dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing strat­egy by avail­ing of a Trad­ing On­line Voucher of up to €2,500 or 50 per cent of their el­i­gi­ble ex­pen­di­ture, which­ever is the lesser. Busi­nesses look­ing to ap­ply for the Trad­ing On­line Voucher must be trad­ing for a min­i­mum of twelve months to qual­ify, em­ploy less than 10 em­ploy­ees and be lo­cated in County Wick­low.

The sem­i­nar will help participan­ts to un­der­stand and de­ter­mine the best ap­proach to es­tab­lish and in­crease their on­line pres­ence and trade on­line. Ap­pli­cants for the Trad­ing On­line Voucher must at­tend a Trad­ing On­line In­for­ma­tion Sem­i­nar.

This half day event takes place on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The trainer will be Noel David­son, The En­trepreneur­s Academy.

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