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Could your website do with a €2,500 grant to improve your online sales?

Is your website looking old and tired, doesn’t work properly on mobile phones and is generating little or no revenue for your business?

If so, why not avail of a Local Enterprise Office (LEO) – Trading Online Voucher (TOV) to give your online business a kick-start for 2019.
If you want a new website or to redevelop an existing site you could be eligible for a grant of up to €2,500 (50% of the development costs) to overhaul your website and get it working for you.

But hurry – most Local Enterprise Offices have a closing date for voucher applications in mid to late January.

A Trading Online Voucher (TOV) offers small businesses and retailers the opportunity to apply for match funding to the value of €2,500 to develop and improve their online trading presence. The funding can be used for any of the following:

  • The development or upgrade of an e-commerce website such as implementing online payments or booking systems
  • Purchase of Internet related software
  • Online advertising
  • Development of an app
  • Implementation of a digital marketing strategy
  • Consultation with ICT experts for early stage adopters of online strategy
  • Training/skills development specifically to establish and manage an online trading activity
  • Photography

If you would like to take advantage of this grant to improve your online sales, call iSeek on  021 2429494 or email us at sales@iseek.ie   and we can help to get your application in before January 25th.

EmailFix

Please read the below carefully.

We have noticed that a number of customers are experiencing the following problems post migration:

  • Issues Sending Emails
  • Issues Receiving Emails
  • Receiving Duplicate Emails – this could not be avoided and we apologise for any inconvenience caused

We are working hard to resolve these issues and appreciate your patience at this very busy time.

Fix for most sending email problems

This solution has worked for a number of customers:
Please follow the instructions in the following link –

Ignore the instruction to change the Outgoing email port to 587; leave it at 25.

http://www.networksolutions.com/support/how-do-i-enable-smtp-authentication/

You should also change your outgoing mail server to

web1.iseek.host

Fix for receiving email

We recommend customers not able to receive email to change their incoming mail server to

web1.iseek.host

We are working as fast and hard as we can on all remaining issues
We appreciate your patience

iPhone – how to enable email Authentication

Please watch this video to see how to enable authentication for sending  -this fixes the sending problem for most users on iphones

This shows you where to enter the username and password for authentication. However the other settings in this video will not work.

So the other settings are

hostname – web1.iseek.host

Use SSL  – on

Authenticaion – password

Port  – 25

If you need your username and password please send an email to support@iseek.ie

 

 

Outlook 2013  – how to enable email Authentication

So the other settings are

hostname – web1.iseek.host

Use SSL  – on

Authenticaion – password

Port  – 25

If you need your username and password please send an email to support@iseek.ie

 

Mac Mail

So the other settings are

hostname – web1.iseek.host

Use SSL  – on

Authenticaion – password

Port  – 25

If you need your username and password please send an email to support@iseek.ie

 

What makes a good Logo??

Your Logo Should Identify Your Business

Your logo should convey something essential about your business’ identity. The design should reflect your business’ personality, its attitude, its sense of style, professionalism or fun, or whatever it is your business is about. A well thought out logo will promote those qualities you want people to associate with your business.

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Top 10 Reasons to Update Your Website

A great website is a vital part of any online marketing strategy.  After all your website is your modern day storefront/brochure/golden pages listing, etc and in many cases the website is the first impression potential customers will have of your business.

Whether you are providing a product or service, are a small business, start-up, or growing company, working in a small niche market or selling to a wide variety of target customers, your website should be functioning as the crown jewel in your marketing and sales strategy to attract potential clients and win their business.

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Why write a website brief

We are asked to quote for a new website at least 5-10 times per week.

Our first reply when asked for a quote is always “Do you have a brief for the project”

Why would we answer a question with a question. Is it not bad form for us to push back on the client straight away to deliver more information?

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WooCommerce iPhone app

WooCommerce is the shopping cart system we use the most today.

It is powerful, modular and built into WordPress but now it also has an iPhone app to make it even better.

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New Domain Extensions

With the launch of new extensions, you can register a domain name that’s tailored to your industry, expertise or interest. It can describe what you do (and where!) much more precisely and set you apart from the competition. Some businesses (new and existing) were not able to get the domain name they wanted so had to register a domain name like – companynameandservice.com or .ie

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