In response to COVID-19 and the impact of the economic lockdown on small businesses, the Amazon Small Business Accelerator is a free online training programme to help 200,000 businesses at every stage, announced Enterprise Nation.
From today, businesses can take a quick diagnostic test online to find the learning path that best fits with the current stage of their business – 'Start', 'Grow' or 'Turbo'.
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Participants can also access new benefits designed to help them establish and grow, ranging from discounts on business supplies and personal protective equipment from Amazon Business, to dedicated Amazon Web Services (AWS) training and partner offers.
As part of the Accelerator, Amazon and Enterprise Nation will run week-long bootcamps to provide additional, tailored personal training and expertise for up to 1,000 mostly offline start-ups and small businesses to help them trade online. Businesses across fashion, beauty & wellbeing, food & drink, services and home & leisure will join a five-day live online course with access to experts and peer-to-peer networking.
Bootcamp participants can also access 12 months of support from a wide range of accredited advisers covering topics on marketing, operations and managing finances as well as a range of benefits including discounts and credits from Amazon and partners.