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Trading Online Voucher

Get up to €2,500 towards the cost of a new salon website or online shop, upgrading an existing website, salon software, online booking solutions and much more
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It’s time to get online! 

There has never been a better and more important time to transform your business and enter the online world! Build your audience, get more bookings, and sell your products with a slick looking, fully mobile ready website.

Make Booking Easy! 

Going digital means you can completely automate your booking system and make it really easy for your staff and clients to organise their day! We provide the world’s leading booking system to hundred’s of salons nationwide!

Get your social sorted! 

Building a solid following on social media can make or break a small business! Getting your name out there and interacting with your community is vital these days! It’s really important that every business knows how to create and manage successful social media accounts.

It’s Never Been Cheaper! 

The Online Trading Voucher offers businesses the chance to get your business online for 10% of the cost! There has never been a better and more affordable time to get online.

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What is it?

The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is designed to assist small businesses  with up to 10 employees to trade more online, boost sales and reach new markets. Many salons fall into this category.

Participating in this scheme can make the process of getting your business online and trading online much easier for you.

 

How much is the grant for?

It offers up to €2,500 or 90% of the cost of getting your business online along with training and advice to help your business trade online. This makes getting online very affordable for many small businesses out there.

 

Do I have to pay anything?

You only need to pay 10% of the cost. For example, if you are getting a new salon website & shop that costs €2,500, you will need to pay €250. The government will pay €2,250.

 

What can it be used for?

It can be used for any digital product that helps to get your business online including:

  • Development of a new website and/or online shop
  • Upgrade to an existing e-commerce site
  • Implementing online payments solution or booking system
  • Purchase online advertising (this can make up only 30% of the voucher amount)
  • Development of an App
  • Development of a Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Implementing a Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Training/skills development specifically in order to establish and manage an online trading activity

 

Who Can Apply?

  • Salons with up to 10 employees
  • Salons with limited or no e-commerce presence
  • Turnover of less than €2 million
  • The salon must be registered and trying for a min of 6 months
  • Must be registered in Ireland (excludes N. Ireland & UK salons)
  • Business must be located in the area covered by the LEO to whom they make their application. ie if your salon is based in Cork, you must apply through the Cork LEO.

 

Will I get it?

We have helped a huge number of salons apply for this voucher and all have got it if they were within the above criteria.

 

How long does it take and what do I need to do?

  1. Salons need to first attend an online seminar. It’s 2 hours long and goes through many things including including developing a website, digital marketing, social media for business, search engine optimisation and how to fill in the application form. It’s worth taking notes on the various sections of the form to be filled in.
  2. Complete the Application form
  3. You will receive written confirmation within 4 weeks approx
  4. Once you have this you can instruct us to start work on your website or installation of your salon software/online booking system.
  5. While you must pay for this upfront, once its complete you can claim your grant refund.

 

I already got this Trading Online Voucher, can I get a second one?

Yes you can. You can now apply for a second grant of up to €2,500

 

How do I apply?

  1. Find your Local Enterprise Office (LEO) on the interactive map here: Find my local LEO office
  2. When on your Local LEO website, find the Trading Online Voucher section, usually listed under ‘Financial Supports’
  3. Register for the ‘Online Seminar’. This can be hard to find on some of the websites. If you cannot find it, call your LEO office and ask where you can register. It’s important to do this asap, as these can book out and lead to a delay in getting your application in, as you cannot apply until you have completed this seminar.
  4. Complete and submit the Application form – This will be sent to you after the seminar.
  5. Let us know when you have sent this in as there are things we can do with you to speed up the process.

 

If you have any questions at all, please contact us. We would be happy to help in any way we can.

Please complete the form below & we will contact you with more information

We Are Trusted By Over 500 Hair & Beauty Salons Across Ireland & The UK

We work with some of the biggest names in the hair and beauty sector. Our team has over 20 years of experience in the salon sector so we understand your business and your customers. We aim to be your long term digital partner by providing you with a number of key digital services all in one place, that will benefit your business now and into the future.