Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Amazon & The Guardian Offering Free Advice to SMEs Wanting to Embrace Digital Retail

If you are looking to grow your business by improving your knowledge of the internet and digital technology to increase online sales and exports this is the event for you!

Enterprise Nation has partnered with Amazon and The Guardian Small Business Network to deliver a one-day event with advice from a host of experts on how to succeed in the digital economy, as well as practical workshops on how Amazon can help your business grow.


In the morning, you'll be able to find out how you can make the most of the digital opportunity as a small business, with insight from Deputy Mayor for Business, Rajesh Agrawal; Amazon UK Country Manager, Doug Gurr; Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation; and other experts. In particular there will be discussions on how SMEs can boost exports, reach a bigger customer and improve the customer experience by using the internet, mobile apps and more.

There will be networking opportunities over lunch and in the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to attend practical workshops on:

· Reaching new customers by exporting across the globe through Amazon Marketplace

· Scaling your digital infrastructure to successfully grow your business with Amazon Web Services

· Reaching customers in exciting new ways through Alexa, Amazon’s new voice service

· Looking beyond the shop window to sell your food or drink products online to Amazon's UK customers

· Publishing your own book to a potential audience of millions of customers around the world.

The event has the seal of approval the office of London Mayor Sadiq Khan. In attendance at the event will be Deputy Mayor for London, Rajesh Agrawal, who will speak about the need for SMEs to embrace digital channels. “Having run my own international business, I have seen first-hand the power of the digital economy and what it can do for growth and job creation. The Mayor and I are working hard to ensure that small businesses are supported to grow and scale-up through initiatives like The Mayor’s International Business Programme. I am therefore delighted to be supporting Amazon, Enterprise Nation and The Guardian in helping SMEs build the skills needed to succeed on the global stage.”

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation and SME ambassador, said “Businesses are without doubt missing out if they don’t develop their digital expertise, but many firms find it hard to get access to realistic early stage support. Today more and more people are setting up at home while holding down a day job and quite a lot of it can be guess work with success being hit and miss. The Amazon Digital Business Academy can help address this by showing how and in what way the digital economy can play a role in every business endeavour.”

Time: 9.30am - 4pm

Location: Amazon Fashion Photography Studio in Hoxton, London

Cost: Free to attend

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