The deadline for this year's Digital Boost initiative from eircom Business Solutions has been extended from 31st March to 30th April. This is the second and final round for the incredibly popular programme, which provides support for Irish SMEs to enhance their online presence. €100,000 funding remains available to share between the winners, part of the €250,000 seed fund designed to offer tangible assistance to the SME community in four key areas: business mobility; digital training; sales and marketing; and business productivity.
Round One of Digital Boost saw €150,000 given to 17 Irish companies across the country to support innovation and growth in their business through investment in digital solutions.
Commenting on the first round of Digital Boost, David Walsh, Director of SME and Commercial, eircom Business Solutions said: "We were very encouraged by the huge response from SMEs, who are realising the opportunities that the right digital presence can mean for their business. The high standard of applicants in Round I of Digital Boost has already been matched by the applicants we have seen in Round II, but there is still time to apply. This fund is a key pillar of our overall strategy to support the growth of Irish SMEs, and to help build digital expertise within those organisations."
eircom Business Solutions has partnered with Google, PayPal, Samsung, The Digital Marketing Institute, Isobar and Salesforce as part of this initiative to deliver a suite of digital funding to the 17 successful applicants in Round I.
The second and final round of Digital Boost is now open for entry until the 30th April. Open to all SMEs and mid-market enterprises, businesses can apply by telling us about their business and how they would benefit from Digital Boost funding. They will need to select one of the following areas where support is needed: Mobility, Training, Sales & Marketing and Productivity.
For more information and to apply to the Digital Boost fund visit www.eircom.ie/digitalboost .