Amazon has joined forces with Rural England and Scotland’s Rural College to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by rural businesses throughout the UK.
The nominations window for the Amazon Growing Business Awards 2017 has now opened, ready to celebrate the finest entrepreneurial talent that Britain has to offer.
Amazon has paved the way in terms of online sales, churning out events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But it has promised to outdo these bargain days through changes to its fast-approaching Prime Day – and small businesses should be looking to make the most of it.
There was a time, only ten years ago, when one in every seven pounds in Britain was gobbled up by Tesco, and now the retailer is going after a business dominating many verticals – Amazon.
The Amazon Academy took place last month in Edinburgh with the aim of helping small business owners navigate the world of ecommerce and exports. If you couldn’t make the event itself, here is a round-up of some of the key points.
Some ten years ago, Caffeine opened its doors to stimulate growth for its clients. In that decade, we have worked with impatient leaders from companies of all sizes and sectors, done interviews for several books we have published and, of course, run a business which has in its own humble way grown steadily since we started.
Social media is a powerful tool, but it can also be a doorway for trolling. However, that didn’t stop Jeff Bezos asking his Twitter followers how to spend his money on philanthropic causes.
British chain Village Hotels has made a major technological play, revealing a plan to install the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker and its virtual assistant Alexa across rooms.
A surprise accolade confirms Richard Blanford’s view that continued innovation is the way forward, while failing fast is no bad thing if quickly abandoned.
The experiences and lessons learned by market-leading businesses speaking at Amazon Academy in Edinburgh showcased the country’s entrepreneurial talent and demonstrated future enterprise growth potential.
Small rural businesses have it tough and tend to rely more on traditional processes; whether that’s just selling locally, relying on word of mouth, or banking in person at the local branch.
Jo Macfarlane is a Scottish candle maker who dreams to export globally and crack Europe. She has a few digital challenges in her way, but here’s how she plans to overcome them and get exporting globally.