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Amazon Academy Newcastle: North East businesses selling on Amazon achieve 67 million pounds in exports

Hundreds of small businesses attended the Amazon Academy in Newcastle today to learn how to grow their business and boost their exports through e-commerce.

Amazon Academy is coming to Newcastle

Registrations have now opened for the first ever Amazon Academy in the North East.

SME Growth Tracker shows businesses using e-commerce continue to project faster overall revenue growth

This week we published the first SME Growth Tracker of 2018, a quarterly report by Capital Economics, commissioned by Amazon UK and Enterprise Nation, which assesses the growth prospects and views on the broader UK economy from SMEs based on a YouGov survey of over 1,000 UK SMEs.

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Amazon Academy in Glasgow opens doors to hundreds of SMEs learning how to succeed in the digital economy

Over 650 small businesses and authors attended the event at the SEC Centre in Glasgow to learn how to grow their export sales, how to boost their productivity - and for authors, how to self-publish and reach a global audience.

Virtual reality with guts: British startup unlocks the magic of science for children

Using augmented reality technologies to make science more accessible and fun for children and adults alike is the mission of Curiscope, the startup founded by Brighton-based Ed Barton and Ben Kidd. Thanks to Amazon Launchpad, Curiscope is making kids all over the world fall in love with anatomy through its interactive t-shirts.

Children’s author scores a goal against cystic fibrosis

Journalist and football aficionado Martin Smith has found self-publishing to be an opportunity to raise awareness on cystic fibrosis, a condition that has affected him since childhood. It turned out to be the start of a new, unexpected chapter in his life.

Amazon Launches Search for Modern Day Interpretation of Twas the Night Before Christmas

To help celebrate Christmas this year, we have launched the search for a modern day version of Twas the Night Before Christmas as a gift to families for bedtime reading this Christmas Eve. Writers all over the UK can submit their own version of the Christmas Eve classic, with the winning entry to be illustrated by a professional and shared with a potential audience of millions ahead of bedtime reading this Christmas Eve.

Unlocking the digital potential of rural areas could add £26 billion a year to our economy

A new report published today and commissioned by Amazon finds that greater digital adoption in rural areas could add £12-26.4bn annually in GVA and at least £15bn to rural business turnover each year.

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Entrepreneur builds the bank of the future in the cloud

After the banking crisis of 2008, Anne Boden saw the opportunities offered by new technologies as the key to redefine the relationship between banks and their customers. At 50, she set out to build the bank of the future. Today, her mobile-only Starling Bank serves customers all over the UK thanks to Amazon Web Services.

Amazon.co.uk now has over 250 million unique products, boosted by added selection from SMEs selling on Amazon

The number of businesses taking advantage of FBA increased by more than 70%, and UK-based sellers exported more than £1.8 billion of goods in 2016 alone.
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