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Sarah Bak, of Sarah Bak Pottery, photographed Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Seattle, WA. Artisans like Sarah Bak on Amazon Handmade can leverage Amazon’s fastest delivery method yet to get products to Prime members all the way until 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve, helping small business owners extend their holiday selling season. (JORDAN STEAD / Amazon)

Amazon announces £2.5 million Apprenticeship Fund to help small businesses across England upskill their workforces

The Amazon Apprenticeship Fund will help small businesses, creative industry partners and Amazon Web Services customers by funding more than 200 new apprenticeships.

How to get started in e-commerce

Julia Ritter, a young entrepreneur in the south of Cologne, Germany, tells the story of how she successfully made her way into the world of e-commerce. Selling her products through her 'desiary' store, its website and via online retailers like Amazon.

Amazon to host small business bootcamp in Ireland for the first time

The free online event will help Irish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow revenues, enhance productivity and develop digital skills.

Doing good while making great coffee

Learn about how two coffee aficionados, Chris Weil and Michael Halbritter, fulfilled their dream of being entrepreneurs, while working at Amazon in Munich at the same time. “Barista Royal” coffee not only tastes good, but it’s put together – from roasting to packaging – by employees with disabilities.

A story of love and textiles in Italy

Natural fibers, tailored finishes, and Italian style: four siblings at the helm of the Zenoni & Colombi business, working tirelessly and set on conquering Europe with linen and home textiles.

The Irish business that’s gone global with AWS – while staying local

Ireland’s Hanley Energy has grown rapidly at home and abroad ever since it worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop innovations for AWS data centers worldwide.

Intrepid adventurer becomes award‑winning author

Self-published author Anna McNuff became the first non-fiction writer to win the prestigious Kindle Storyteller Award with her adventurous account of a cycling journey through the Andes.

From local French producer to international ambassador for gastronomy

In 2017, when he bought the famous Ducs de Gascogne brand, Cyril had the ambition of injecting new life into the company based in the region of Gers in southwest France. And it was on the internet that he decided to focus his strategy. The Ducs de Gascogne gourmet brand, traditional yet modern, took a new turn in 2017, joining the boutique des producteurs (Amazon’s online sales platform for French local producers), much to the delight of artisan and regional produce enthusiasts.

Amazon Fashion Connects

2020 has been a challenging year for the fashion industry, and those within it affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Amazon Fashion is committed to helping in any way it can. Kicking off in line with the start of Fashion Week in September, Amazon Fashion is launching a new initiative; Amazon Fashion Connects.
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