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.

Grow Your Business in the Cloud

Whether you are running applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or you're supporting the critical operations of your business, you need rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you don't need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to power your newest bright idea or operate your IT department. You can access as many resources as you need, almost instantly, and only pay for what you use.

Boost your sales with Amazon's Fulfilment Network

FBA sellers use Amazon to store, pack and ship their products directly to customers.

Small British businesses use Alexa to innovate

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

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.

Meet the authors selling millions

Becoming an independent writer is easier with a little help from best-selling peers
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