Carlow Nationalist – Unique Support Program Aims to Increase Carlow Businesses Online Revenue


Micheal O’Neill, Jim Woods, Cllr. Fintan Phelan and Maria Couchman at the launch of the Amplify program

A UNIQUE online program aims to help Carlow businesses develop their membership and subscription offerings online.

The Carlow County Council Local Business Office today launched the Amplify program to help Carlow-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) join the burgeoning global membership and subscription economy. Amplify will guide local business owners in developing and launching online products that create recurring monthly revenue streams.

Carlow County Council Cathaoirleach Fintan Phelan said: “Irish SMEs are renowned the world over for their innovative and entrepreneurial approach to business growth. Amplify introduces a whole new way of doing business online and offers substantial opportunities for those who embrace the model.

The Amplify program is valued at € 2,500 and is heavily subsidized by the local business office of Carlow County Council. The program is strictly limited to six participants and lasts four months, requiring an average commitment of four hours per week. Due to the limited input, competition will be intense, applicants are therefore requested to express their interest as soon as possible.

Speaking about the benefits of the program, Maria Couchman, Business Advisor at Carlow County Council LEO, said, “The membership and subscription economy is booming around the world. Amplify will enable Carlow’s businesses to generate revenue and profitability in their existing markets and to establish new revenue streams and new customer bases in international markets. In addition, the way people consume products, services and interact with their suppliers is changing rapidly. The membership and subscription model embraces these changes and, as we move into a post-Covid world, enables business owners to better serve their customers. “

Commenting on the program, Micheál O’Neill, CEO of Kelso Digital, said: “Irish SMEs have a unique opportunity to get ahead of their competition and develop highly profitable monthly recurring revenue streams, which can offer business owners financial, time and lifestyle freedom. they want by offering memberships, subscriptions and online courses. This program will take them step by step from generating ideas to launching their product online.

Commenting on the supports available from the local business office, Business Advisor Jim Woods said, “The funding, training and mentorship we provide is helping Carlow businesses get back on track to take over and the Amplify program. is just one of the services we can provide. We invite companies to contact us and let us recommend the programs that are right for them. This is what we are here for!

The Amplify program is a one-of-a-kind program not available anywhere else in Ireland today. This is the perfect opportunity for those who are serious about joining the knowledge and subscription economy and want to create recurring monthly income online.

This model can be implemented by product and service based businesses to deliver business and life changing results.

The Amplify program will take participants step by step through the design, planning and launch of a membership, subscription or online course.

Participants will be given the skills, guidance and support they need to develop and deliver an initial membership, subscription or online course offering and have a detailed plan on how to deliver it.

The program begins next month and continues until January 2022.

Applications for the program must be submitted by Monday, September 20.

Full details of the Amplify program and a calendar of other local business office training and events are available at


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