Enterprise Nation, the enterprise help community, has launched a Small Enterprise Accelerator in partnership with Amazon, providing a free help bundle for greater than 200,000 small companies and startups throughout the nation.
As a part of the actions supplied across the service, there shall be a digital Amazon Academy occasion tomorrow, on Friday June 26, with ex-“Dragon” Jenny Campbell to introduce companies to the world of selli,ng on-line.
In response to covid-19 and the influence of the financial lockdown on small companies, the Amazon Small Enterprise Accelerator provides a free on-line coaching programme.
From at the moment, companies can take a fast on-line diagnostic take a look at to search out what strategy most closely fits with their enterprise – “Begin”, “Develop” or “Turbo”. Members may also entry advantages designed to assist them, starting from reductions on enterprise provides and protecting gear from Amazon Enterprise, to devoted Amazon Net Companies coaching and associate provides.
Amazon has a significant supply depot for south London primarily based in Croydon, off the Purley Manner.
“Small companies are the lifeblood of the financial system in south London and by serving to them we might help households, communities and the UK bounce again extra rapidly,” mentioned Amazon’s Doug Gurr.
“Amazon in Croydon is obsessed with supporting native entrepreneurs and small companies, with greater than half of all merchandise bought on Amazon shops coming from our promoting companions.
“Many companies have discovered their approach by the disaster by offering items and providers on-line. Now the Amazon Small Enterprise Accelerator with Enterprise Nation will present 1000’s of offline and on-line companies with the talents, instruments and help they want to achieve the digital world, to succeed in prospects by Amazon or some other service.”
As a part of the Accelerator, Amazon and Enterprise Nation will run week-long bootcamps to supply further, private coaching and experience for as much as 1,000 principally offline startups and small companies to assist them commerce on-line.
Companies throughout style, magnificence and wellbeing, food and drinks, providers, and residential and leisure will be a part of a five-day stay on-line course with entry to consultants and peer-to-peer networking.
Bootcamp members can even entry 12 months of help from a variety of accredited advisors masking matters on advertising and marketing, operations and managing funds in addition to a variety of advantages together with reductions and credit from Amazon and companions.
Tomorrow’s digital Amazon Academy is the primary to be staged. It can take the type of a two-hour occasion to introduce companies to the world of promoting on-line – best for individuals who need to be taught extra earlier than they embark on the Amazon Small Enterprise Accelerator. Participation within the digital academy is totally free.
Jenny Campbell, the previous Dragons’ Den investor and a member of the Prince’s Belief Enterprise Fellowship Programme that helps younger entrepreneurs, shall be sharing her enterprise story and insights on what entrepreneurs ought to contemplate when in search of investments and scaling a enterprise. The occasion may also embrace business leaders and talks from Amazon consultants on the very best methods to handle the enterprise challenges offered by the well being disaster.
Emma Jones, the top of Enterprise Nation, mentioned, “We’ve got labored with Amazon to help small companies for a few years, however that is our most formidable and essential programme so far.
“Coronavirus has offered severe challenges for startups and SMEs, and by no means have extra companies known as out for assist, notably with getting on-line.
“This bundle of crucial help will embrace tailor-made steerage for startups, restoration recommendation, after which instruments for progress to assist companies climate the storm and are available out stronger on the opposite aspect.”
Amazon is presently serving to 1000’s of small companies with storage and elimination charge waivers for brand spanking new Promoting Companions on Fulfilment by Amazon, whereas Amazon Launchpad, the corporate’s programme showcasing cutting-edge merchandise from the newest startups, has supplied ongoing charge reduction and on-line coaching on funding, advertising and marketing and different matters. Amazon Pay customers can obtain chargeback reduction and extensions, and at last, AWS shall be working on-line occasions for startups, and can assist small companies modernise their use of expertise with recommendation and sources obtainable by the AWS free tier.
Small companies throughout the UK can be taught extra concerning the Amazon Small Enterprise Accelerator and signal as much as the diagnostic right here: enterprisenation.com/accelerator.