11 Aug 2022

Dromahair company to compete for share of €125,000 fund looking for help in public vote

Dromahair company to compete for share of €125,000 fund
by @TheNationalist is calling on the people of Leitrim and Sligo to vote for them to secure a share of a €125,000 fund.

Operated by local couple John Farrell and Sadie O'Hara from Dromahair has been shortlisted in a national campaign to win a share of the IE Domain Registry’s (IEDR) 2016 OPTIMISE Fund. The OPTIMISE Fund, valued at €125,000, provides 10 days’ worth of digital consultancy, training and development to successful SMEs to enhance their e-commerce offering and online presence. Launched in 2011, the annual OPTIMISE Fund works shoulder-to-shoulder with Irish SMEs and micro-enterprises to improve their online presence by making greater use of existing web technologies and becoming e-commerce enabled.

To date, the OPTIMISE Fund has provided training, development and support services to the value of €750,000 to 75 Irish SMEs and micro-enterprises to improve their website and online sales capabilities.

There are 32 businesses shortlisted for this year’s OPTIMISE Fund, including This shortlist will now be reduced down to a final 15 winners of OPTIMISE 2016.

The public will select 10 of the final 15 businesses via an online public vote, with the final five businesses being chosen by an independent judging panel.

Voting is simple; all 32 shortlisted businesses can be viewed on the IEDR website, Simply log on and select your preferred business to cast your vote. Voting will close this Friday, June 17.

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