Invest NI announce Micro-business E-Commerce Grant

Covid-19 Micro-business e-commerce grant

Invest NI have announced a new £3 million fund to help retail micro-businesses in Northern Ireland grow their businesses online. The COVID-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant (MBEG) is open to any micro-sized retailer (less than 10 staff and less than £2m turnover) that wants to prepare for growth, develop their customer base and find new markets…

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Keeping customers in the loop with Google My Business

Raya Design Belfast listing on Google My Business

At Raya Design, we look after 50+ client locations to ensure that customers are up to date and know when and how to buy your services. When we go shopping for office essentials, Google listings can tell us immediately the opening hours of the shop we want to visit or the service we need to…

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Should your company automate your email marketing?

E-mail marketing is a vital tool for promoting your services and products and for keeping your customers up to date with important changes in your business, but finding the time to create that important campaign is the most common spoiler. At Raya Design Belfast we work with four different e-mail marketing providers, not including our…

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Working from home – communication and task management tools.

There are numerous innovations accessible presently to guarantee that we can stay in contact with our clients. With COVID-19 influencing small businesses and consumers alike, these applications have become the ‘new normal’ in keeping all stakeholders in the loop. We have shared three of the tools that we use regularly to keep us and our…

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COVID-19 and the importance of being online.

Belfast bookshop website - An Ceathrú Póilí

Many families and businesses are struggling with the current coronavirus pandemic and are stuck navigating government advice, wondering whether to go into the workplace or to keep teams at work. There is no answer that won’t affect us all in some way. The majority of small businesses in Northern Ireland don’t have a website or…

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