Wicklow based startup Quotefish.com, an online marketplace that connects local businesses with people that need their products or services, was recently declared a finalist in the Best Start-up Using Digital Award, sponsored by AIB at the Samsung Digital Media Awards, to be held in Dublin on the 21st of February.
Since Quotefish was launched in September, they have been finalists in four awards, including the Wicklow Chamber Business Awards, the Realex Web Awards and the Eircom Spiders.
“Being nominated for awards is a great validation of your business idea” says Simon,”but seeing people actually benefiting from using Quotefish is what makes it worthwhile.”
Simon is about to launch a crowd funding campaign on www.seedrs.com to raise money for a global launch. “Using Seedrs.com to get investors means that anyone in Ireland, the UK or Europe can invest in our business and others like it for as little as 10 euros. We’d much rather have the kind of people that use Quotefish be the ones who invest in us.” Simon said.
“Getting quotes and prices or registering your business is now as simple as filling out a very short form.” said Simon. “people no longer have to ring a few businesses and waste loads of time, and businesses no longer have to invest chunks of money into advertising”. With around 50% or Irish individuals open to the idea of running their own business from home in the future, Wicklow based Quotefish.com could play a major part in helping businesses reach new customers, while saving the people who need their products and services valuable time and money.
Need the products or services of local businesses or want more customers for your business? Post your work or register for free at www.quotefish.com/broken today.