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Amazon to hold digital workshop for SMEs

“British SMEs will get the chance to leanr from a digital pioneer at an event next month. Web giant Amazon is set to hold a Digital Academy day in London on 23rd November, where it will partner with Enterprise Nation and The Guardian Small Business Network to offer ‘practical support to help SMEs succeed in the digital economy.’

A closer look at the itinerary shows that attendees will be able to learn about

  • Getting their business online to boost revenue, geographic reach and productivity
  • Reaching new customers by exporting across the globe
  • Scaling their digital infrastructure to successfully grow their business
  • Publishing their 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.”


‘Businesses are missing out if they ignore digital’

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.”

The event will take place on Wednesday 23rd November at Amazon’s Photography Studio in Hoxton.