Building Your Business
Cross-border Consultancy Support to Assist Businesses in Exploring Cross-border Markets

26 November 2015

About the Elevate Programme

If you are a small business looking to identify cross-border markets and customers to win new business, funding for specialist consultancy support is available through our Elevate Programme.

Assisting micro-businesses in particular, InterTradeIreland has an expert panel of almost 100 consultants offering specific expertise to identify and capitalise on the significant cross-border sales opportunities that exist on your doorstep.

£5,000 (€6,000) worth of consultancy time is available to you.  You choose the expert that suits your company and they will work with you to develop a winning sales plan and fast track yur cross-border exporting and success.  It is 100% funded by InterTradeIreland and the application process is very simple.

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  • £5k in support (or euro equivalent)
  • 100% funded
  • Simple application process
  • One to One advice 

Support is available for:

  • Identification of Sales leads
  • Sales Negotiations
  • Market Research
  • Advice on the Development of Marketing Materials – (excluding printing costs). 

Am I eligible?

To take part in the Elevate programme - companies must:

  • Be a small company with less than 10 employees;
  • Be a manufacturing or tradeable service company with an annual turnover below €1.2m/£1m;
  • Have a satisfactory track record and a trading history in their home market (minimum of 18 mths);
  • Be focused on winning new cross-border sales;
  • Have not generated more than 30% of their total turnover in the target cross-border market;
  • Have the capacity (human, financial and production) to deliver the project;
  • Have a sufficiently unique product that does not displace existing products in the market place.
  • Have not previously participated on InterTradeIreland 'Acumen' programme

NOTE: Sole Traders and partnerships that satisfy the eligibility criteria are welcome to apply.  Please note that small businesses involved in retail, distribution and agriculture are not eligible for assistance under this scheme.

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