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.
For existing small retail businesses, Scottish SMEs and tech startups, or entrepreneurs thinking of taking the plunge and starting their own business, using a global digital and physical infrastructure like Amazon’s is a quick way to grow and succeed.
Amazon’s Graeme Smith explains why the innovation culture in Scotland makes Edinburgh one of the best cities in the world to target the digital economy.
The Amazon Academy, launched by Amazon and Enterprise Nation, is continuing its UK tour with Edinburgh the next destination for promoting the power of British ecommerce.
In a £1.3m investment from the Scottish government, an Edinburgh business hub is set for launch in a tram depot, which has been unused for 60 years.
Scottish online flight booking business Skyscanner has been sold to a Chinese buyer through a deal valuing it at £1.4bn, providing early investor Scottish Equity Partners with a big pay day.
The man first in line to the British throne has spread his entrepreneurial wings by opening a new new enterprise in Scotland, with Prince Charles saying it is in response to the “disastrous floods” seen in the area.
A British medal-winning Badminton player has decided to turn her back on the sport and instead dedicate her future to opening up a branch of the business her father owns.
The telecoms business is developing rapidly – but it’s not just new technology and faster broadband speeds that are changing. The European Commission’s Digital Single Market proposals, the latest version of which were unveiled last week, will change the way hundreds of millions of people access the web and use their smartphones.
Successful SME owners are passionate about their business but rarely about the administration needed to support it. Doing accounts must be one of the least appealing jobs.
More social enterprises are being created in Scotland as welfare cuts strike.
A survey has found that the vast majority of Scottish firms want to stay in the EU and are unlikely to change opinions before a referendum.