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eCommerce – Trading Online Voucher 90% Funding

Minister Heather Humphreys today announced new funding opportunities for companies who want to sell online. The Trading Online Voucher is for small companies who want to develop an ecommerce website. Funding of 90% is available up to a maximum value of €2500 net of VAT Companies who have previously received the Trading Online Voucher will also be able to apply for this new funding. Email claire@aura.ie for more information Terms and conditions do apply. For example you must be 6

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Free Zoom Training

We are offering 1 hour free Zoom training on the 3rd of April for anyone who wants to learn more about online video or training or even just want to have an online chat. If you would like to join in. Please email claire@aura.ie and she will send you on the details.

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ICT/ Web Development Support

As part of the governments response to the COVID-19 virus. The government has implemented a number of programmes including the Business Continuity Voucher for SMEs. The voucher is worth up to €2,500 in third party consultancy costs and can be used by companies and sole traders to develop short-term and long-term strategies to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic including ICT/website/Online Marketing. The goal is to help companies make informed decisions about what immediate measures and remedial actions should be taken,

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Update to Paypal Refund Policy

Paypal have issued a new notice today the 16/03/2020 in relation to their refunds policy. Below is what Paypal now say about refunds: In line with industry practice and according to our updated policy, we will not charge a fee to process refunds, however fees from the original transaction will not be returned. This policy will not apply to duplicate transactions or voids. You can review the PayPal User Agreement for more information on our return policies. This means you

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Online Meeting Software

If you, like ourselves would prefer not to hold face to face meetings at this point in time, well the good news is there are plenty of online meeting solutions! Online meeting and video conferencing software has been around for a long time. Each solution provides it’s own features – screen sharing, video, voice etc. Some are paid and some have free options or as a minimum free trials. Below are just some online meeting solutions. If you need or

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€2,500 Trading Online Voucher Grant

Want a voucher of €2,500 for your company? Did you know, the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources (DCENR) is giving small businesses a Voucher of up to €2,500 for ecommerce, web design, and online marketing of an eCommerce website.   That’s right! The grant is designed to help new businesses trade online by offering the company a grant of €2,500 as part of the Trading Online Vouchers scheme. A Worldwide trend of selling online has taken over the planet, but it

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Green Friday v Black Friday

Black Friday started in the USA in the 1800s and came to Ireland with  ecommerce around 2015. It has become a fixed feature of sales in Ireland and traditionally happened on the Friday after Thanksgiving in the USA. In Ireland it tends to be the last Friday in November.  If you are selling online and want to take part in Black Friday its advisable to run it over a number of days rather than just one day. Ensure your website

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.eu Domain Name Extension – Should I get it?

Every so often an email is issued to owners of domain names. This email is offering the owner of the domain name the opportunity to buy the .eu version of the domain.  It doesn’t appear to be spam, but it appears to be a company trying to drum up sales of .eu domains. The .eu domain name was released at the end of 2005 – 2006 when it was approved by ICANN and it denotes the territory of the European

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Email Security and Possible Threats to Your Business

Irish businesses stand to lose huge sums of money at the hands of email fraud and online phishing scams. One particularly common email scam in Ireland sees criminals posing as suppliers and submitting invoices that display alternate bank details resulting in redirected payments. In many instances, businesses do not realise they have fallen victim to email fraud until some time later, when the legitimate supplier sends a request for payment, and by then it could well be too late; once

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Cyber Insurance – Blog courtesy of Golo.ie

Our blog this week is from Golo.ie Insurance on the topic of Cyber Insurance & protecting you online. We are in a fast and changing digital world where some 10 year olds are more tech savvy than ourselves! When Data leaks one problem leads to another. Make sure you are protected. Protect you and your business from a cyber attack. We are delighted to add our Cyber / Data Breach Insurance. Any business that handles and retains customer data will,

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