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Grow Your Business Online With The COVID-19 Digital Selling Capability Grant With Invest NI

Web Bureau

17 September 2020 by Web Bureau

Grow Your Business Online With The COVID-19 Digital Selling Capability Grant With Invest NI

Contributing over 12% to Northern Ireland's economy, the retail industry employs over 100,000 people alone. To help retailers through the COVID-19 pandemic, Invest NI has set up a £1,000,000 grant to help retailers and wholesalers make the most out of their online presence.

The purpose of this programme is to provide guidance, advice and assistance aimed at helping retail and wholesale businesses grow online sales. DSCG is part of a wider COVID-19 support package to help eligible businesses progress recovery plans, strengthen supply chains, develop new products and access finance.

How Can Web Bureau Help?

Web Bureau is a multi-discipline digital agency, set up to help maximise our clients' online presence and help them grow their businesses both domestically as well as internationally. We have been working with numerous clients within the Retail sector for over 15 years, developing new websites, implementing high turnover digital marketing strategies and continuously auditing online activity to ensure our clients are getting the most out of their digital profiles. 

To Find Out More, Talk To Us Today! 

What Assistance can You Expect?

We are able to assist you with any website or digital related projects, from website development and design to digital marketing strategies and conversion rate optimisation, as well as:

  • carry out best practice research to identify relevant benchmarks
  • review current digital marketing capabilities and online sales channels
  • develop a digital marketing strategy to maximise online presence
  • develop an e-commerce strategy to drive sustainable growth in online sales
  • implement an enhanced online e-commerce system or improvements to your existing e-commerce solution for the business
  • in-house training and knowledge transfer to develop the digital marketing and e-commerce capability of the employees for the business
  • improve integration and automation with existing e-commerce systems

Over the past 15 years we have been working with numerous clients within the retail sector in Northern Ireland. Whether it be a new website, e-commerce set up or some digital marketing activity to increase overall sales, we were there to help bring these client's visions to life:

- Harry Corry
- Candles Direct
- Gordon's Chemist

How Can You Apply?

Grant close date: 6pm Wednesday 7th October 2020  

Who Can Apply for the Web Development Scheme?

  • Your business operation is based in Northern Ireland.
  • You are currently employing 10 or more full-time equivalent staff in Northern Ireland.
  • Your business has an existing online presence such as a business website or social media channels.
  • Your business has a physical product, or a range of physical products, that can be sold online and shipped to customers.
  • In the past 12 months, or in the most recent financial year prior to 29 February 2020, more than 50% of your revenue has come from offline sales instead of online sales.
  • Your project is not receiving any other public funding such as government or European Union funding.
  • You are able to deliver your project, pay the costs in full and submit your claim to Invest NI before 26 March 2021.

What Next?

Not sure what to do or where to start? Talk to us, we would be happy to help and give you support so you can start growing your presence online today! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to expand your business!

Speak to one of our digital experts today

Belfast +4428 9073 1190 
Dublin +353 1 424 4443

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