Getting Irish Business Online

Get a free website for your business!

The internet is now the first place people go to when looking for a product or service.  So every company needs to have an ‘online’ presence.  If you haven’t got a website yet, now is the ideal time to avail of this amazing offer.

Google research shows that almost 60% of Irish commercial SMEs do not have an entry in an online directory and that 40% do not have a website. This is despite the millions of euros being spent by Irish consumers shopping online every year. Over 75% of Irish customers use the Internet as their primary tool for researching new companies and products, and 68% believe that search engines help to find relevant sellers of products. But, with only 21% of Irish businesses e-commerce enabled, Ireland is effectively losing revenues to UK and US online businesses.

Google’s research also found that common barriers to setting up online are a lack of skills, perceived high costs and time restrictions. Many businesses surveyed think that the average cost to set up a website is 1,000 euro whereas the campaign launched today will provide a website for free and it will be quick to set up and easy to use.

It could not be easier.

Google, Blacknight, An Post and the 35 County & City Enterprise Boards have come together to create Getting Irish Business Online.  They will take the time, hassle and cost out of getting a website so that small business owners can concentrate on running their business.

Over the course of a short (3 hour) workshop business owners will create and develop a website to showcase their product or service.

Each participant will get:

  • A free easy to update website
  • Free .ie .eu or .com domain name for the first year
  • Ongoing tips and education
  • AdWords €100 trial with expert phone support.

Tipperary North County Enterprise Board will be running 3 of these short workshops in Nenagh and Thurles over the coming months.  Call us on 067 33086 or check out www.tnceb.ie or www.gettingbusinessonline.ie for full details on how your business can avail of this wonderful opportunity.

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