Google-led SME initiative returns
Google, Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Offices are renewing their partnership to help upskill Irish SMEs by launching the You’re The Business competition. The initiative will reward businesses across Ireland that have demonstrated a commitment to digital at different stages of their journey, from those who have launched a website through to those who are just starting to export.
SMEs will be invited to submit a video no longer than two minutes in duration detailing what their business means to them as well as an example of how they have used digital to enhance their business. Entries are open now until 31 October 2023.
The successful SMEs selected by a panel of judges, will receive a digital support package from Google which includes a €1,000 Google ads package and receive mentorship across technical areas. An additional prize of a video creation kit will also be awarded to one SME that has demonstrated great efforts in promoting their business online.
Cera Ward, managing director, Google Ireland, said: “Google is committed to supporting Irish SMEs upskill. We were so inspired by last year’s entries that really showed how SMEs strived to get their business online and how being online has helped them to succeed and grow, both domestically and further afield.”
John Magee, chair of Local Enterprise Office network, said: “The digital transformation of Irish businesses is essential for their future success and the Local Enterprise Offices have been to the fore with a range of supports to enable businesses get online and maximise their online presence with the likes of the Trading Online Voucher and our Digital Start programme.”