Anne Boden
Empowering small businesses
The most radical and transformative of inventions are often those that empower others to unleash their creativity—to pursue their dreams. These are the stories of the inventors, authors, and small business owners who are transforming their lives with Amazon.

How Amazon Alexa is helping children learn to code

As part of our commitment to promoting the diverse range of exciting careers available for young people in STEM, Amazon’s UK head office opened its doors to the next generation of innovators and inventors.

The Amazon Campus Challenge supports the next generation of business leaders

Amazon has announced the launch of its new Campus Challenge competition and is encouraging students across the country to sign up for the programme to be in with the chance of winning up to £10,000 for their team.

Amazon and Enterprise Nation kick off ‘Clicks and Mortar’ with Manchester store for small business

Amazon has partnered with Enterprise Nation to launch Clicks and Mortar, a new programme to help small businesses grow on both the high street and online.

Next up for Amazon UK employees: build your own small business delivering Amazon packages

The program continues Amazon’s long-time commitment of empowering employees to pursue career aspirations

Amazon announces Launchpad Startup Summit

Startups met for a day of networking and workshops at our UK head office aimed at helping them launch their products through Amazon Launchpad

Publish your book

We believe that if you write a book, you should be able to publish it. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) empowers you to do just that—it's an easy-to-use self-publishing platform that lets anyone who has a story publish it. Whether it's a book you wrote years ago that never got picked up or a short story you wrote last month and want to share with readers, KDP empowers writers to bring their work to readers in Amazon Kindle Stores around the world. You can also publish and distribute your book in print with CreateSpace—it's free and offers similar benefits to KDP like worldwide distribution and higher royalties.

Capital Economics UK SME Growth Tracker

The SME Growth Tracker by Capital Economics is an independent, in-depth piece of research based on extensive YouGov polling of over 1,000 SMEs in Britain.

Get your movie or series made

Since launching in November 2010, Amazon Studios has been an avenue for hugely talented writers and filmmakers to break into the entertainment industry. If you're an aspiring filmmaker or screenwriter, you can submit your ideas for movies and original shows. And, unlike the traditional path for these careers, you'll get real-time feedback—from customers. If customers love your idea, it can be made into a feature film or episodic series.

Small British businesses use Alexa to innovate

Laundrapp, a dry cleaning business in London, uses Alexa to innovate in a 150-year-old industry.

Rural entrepreneur couple finds the key to a family-first lifestyle

Henry and Tracey left the corporate life behind when they moved to the coast of Dorset. In e-commerce, they found the key to a more balanced lifestyle, and a source of strength during a difficult time.

Amazon Academy programme for rural SMEs launched in Scotland

In partnership with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International, we’re running a series of free workshops in Aberdeen, Dumfries, Inverness and Selkirk this year to help rural SMEs grow their revenue, enhance their productivity and boost their exports.
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