Following the success of our Amazon Academies in London and Manchester, we’re now teaming up with Scottish Enterprise, Enterprise Nation, and Entrepreneurial Sparkto bring the Amazon Academy to the EICC in Edinburgh on Tuesday 23rd May.

Registration is now open for Scottish SMEs hoping to learn how to boost their revenue and productivity, grow their exports, and maximise on cutting-edge technology like cloud computing and voice services for the benefit of their business.

Scottish SMEs, start-ups and web developers are invited to attend, where they’ll learn how to use the power of the internet and technology to boost their revenue and productivity, and grow their exports.

Workshops will be run on how to boost export sales and go global through Amazon Marketplace; how to use cloud computing to be lean, fast and agile through Amazon Web Services; how startups can bring innovative new products to market through Amazon Launchpad; and how to reach new customers through Alexa, Amazon’s exciting new cloud-based voice service.

Scottish SMEs show real growth potential. The Q1 results of our SME Growth Tracker which monitors the confidence of businesses across the UK, found that Scottish SMEs are expecting business conditions to improve in the next 12 months, with revenue growth projections of +1.5%, profit growth of +1.0%, and jobs growth of +0.8% in the coming 12 months.

Thousands of local businesses in Scotland are already taking advantage of Amazon’s suite of services to help them reach new global customers, with the country’s SME community helping contribute to total UK exports by UK businesses through Amazon Marketplace of £1.8bn last year.

A dedicated Amazon Academy for authors will also be held on the same day for aspiring and established Scottish writers.

You can register for the Amazon Academy here.