Interview - Why Elevate works for first time exporters
In this interview on “In Business” with Radio Kerry, Programme Manager Alison Currie sets out the benefits of the cross-border market. Alison also highlights all the support that’s available – inncluding £5k/€5.5 K funding for specialist Sales and Marketing support via the Elevate initiative.
About the Elevate programme
If you are a Micro-Enterprise looking to identify cross-border markets and customers to win new business you’re in the right place. There is £5k/€5.5 K funding for specialist Sales and Marketing support to grow your business with the Elevate Programme. It’s a simple application process and you will benefit from bespoke advice.
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The Elevate Programme continues to be relevant post the BREXIT referendum. The exact nature of any New Trade Agreements as a result of Brexit are still unknown. Whatever the outcome, now is the time to get a foothold in the cross-border market.It will be more advantageous to evolve your business model in a newly secured market as regulations change than to attempt that foothold in a newly changed market place.
Specifically aimed at Micro-Enterprises, Elevate has an expert panel of Sales Advisors offering specific expertise to help you to identify and capitalise on the significant cross-border sales opportunities that exist on your doorstep.
Up to £5,000/ €5500 (Including VAT) worth of consultancy time is available to you. You choose the Advisor that suits your business needs and they will work with you to develop a winning sales plan and fast track your cross-border exporting journey. It is 100% funded by InterTradeIreland and the application process is very simple.
The Elevate Support is available for:
- Assessment of in-house sales capability and skills
- Export Readiness assessment of the business
- Identification of sales leads/prospects
- Development of a cross-border sales and marketing plan
- Advice and guidance on design of marketing materials