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InterTradeIreland Funding

If your business is an SME based in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, you may be eligible for funding through InterTradeIreland’s Trade Export Pathway or Acumen programmes, which are designed specifically to help you grow your export business on the other side of the border.

 

As an approved InterTradeIreland consultant, SalesPlus can establish if your business meets the eligibility criteria for InterTradeIreland funding, assist you with completing your application, and work with you as your consultant on the funded project.

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Trade Export Pathway Programme

The aim of the Trade Export Pathway programme is to support businesses that are either looking to enter the cross-border market for the first time or are already engaged in cross-border trade and wish to grow their export business further.

 

Tailored support is available for each step along the Trade Export Pathway; funding is provided for a specialist consultant to work with you and your business to establish and grow your exports over time.

As approved InterTradeIreland consultants, we can establish if your business meets the funding eligibility criteria, assist with completing your application to secure funding, and work with you as your consultant on the funded project.

The focus of InterTradeIreland's Trade Export Pathway programme depends on which step of the pathway your business is currently at.  Tailored support is available for each of the below steps, giving you the opportunity to have a specialist work with you and your business to help establish and grow your exports over time.

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01

Create your cross-border export plan, including a market-entry strategy, risk factor identification and a financial plan.

Step
02

Develop your cross-border export marketing strategy, including a product analysis, market analysis and competitive analysis.

Step
03

Enter the target market directly, via a distributor or through partnership with or investment in a local company; identify a digital plan.

Step
04

Enhance your sales development skills to help you define your sales pitch, USPs, digital marketing activities and online sales strategy.

Step
05

Find relevant potential buyers and generate cross-border leads; establish sales targets and develop your sales plan.

Step
06

Develop your cross-border business plan; identify strengths and weaknesses and set objectives.

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Acumen Programme

Successful Acumen applicants receive funding from InterTradeIreland for the recruitment of an experienced and skilled, full-time or part-time sales resource, for the purpose of achieving the following objectives:

  • A focused and efficient cross-border sales and marketing strategy.

  • A new and growing cross-border sales pipeline.

  • An improved understanding of how to trade within a cross-border market.

  • Enhanced capability & skills of your management and/or sales teams.

  • Increased ability to recruit, manage and retain a sales resource.

As approved InterTradeIreland consultants, we can establish if your business meets the funding eligibility criteria, assist with completing your application to secure funding, and work with you as your consultant on the funded project.
 

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