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Wednesday, 7th April 2021

Amazon Bootcamp event for Drogheda businesses

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Pamela Laird, former contestant on The Apprentice, will offer advice on how SMEs in Drogheda can grow a business on Amazon, with other experts providing practical information on how to reach new customers around the world.

Amazon Bootcamp Ireland is a free, two-day event designed to help of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Drogheda to grow revenues, enhance productivity and develop digital skills. Businesses in Drogheda are being encouraged to attend the free, virtual event on April 13-14.

Irish businesswoman, Pamela Laird, former contestant on The Apprentice, will offer advice on how SMEs in Drogheda can grow a business on Amazon, with other experts providing practical information on how to reach new customers around the world.

Amazon Bootcamp Ireland will be run in collaboration with small business support networks, Enterprise Ireland and Enterprise Nation, as part of a drive to support more than 200,000 entrepreneurs

Amazon, Enterprise Ireland and Enterprise Nation are calling on SMEs and entrepreneurs in Drogheda to sign up for the first ever Amazon Bootcamp Ireland, an online event on Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 April providing free training and guidance to help businesses increase their online sales and reach new customers.

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The free event is part of the Amazon Small Business Accelerator, a programme to support more than 200,000 entrepreneurs across the UK and Ireland.

The event will include practical sessions on how to sell products on the Amazon stores, scale operations, master social media, secure funding and more. Tickets are free but attendees must register in advance via this link.

The virtual event will feature interviews, panel discussions and interactive presentation sessions with Amazon experts who will provide hands-on, practical advice of how to sell on Amazon, together with Irish industry leaders such as Pamela Laird, former contestant on The Apprentice, who is now a successful Amazon entrepreneur with her brand Moxi Loves.

The two-day event follows the successful Amazon Academy Ireland, which took place in November 2020, when hundreds of attendees learned how to grow revenues, enhance productivity and develop digital skills. More than 4,500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have now joined Amazon Academy events across the UK and Ireland to scale their businesses.

“Amazon is proud to work with Enterprise Ireland to offer free training and advice to small and medium-sized businesses in Drogheda which we hope will help them grow and prosper in 2021,” said Simon Donegan, Head of Seller Services, Amazon.

“More than half of all products sold on Amazon stores come from independent selling partners, most of which are SMEs. We also have a long track record of supporting Irish entrepreneurs and small businesses, most recently with the Amazon Academy Ireland event.

“Many businesses have found their way through the crisis by providing goods and services online. Through this bootcamp we will be providing hundreds of offline and online businesses with the skills, tools and support they need to succeed in the digital world, to reach customers through Amazon or any other service.”

“I believe Amazon offers a huge opportunity for small and medium sized businesses in Drogheda to grow and I’m looking forward to taking part in the Bootcamp to help get more businesses online,” said Pamela Laird, founder of Moxi Loves.

“By listing products on Amazon, SMEs have access and reach to an entirely new customer base. It can be costly to acquire a new customer online, especially if you are new to e-commerce, but Amazon provides a simple and cost-effective opportunity for your products to go global!”

Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland: “It’s great to partner with Amazon following our successful event for small businesses last year. Amazon Bootcamp Ireland will build on the strong foundations laid at the Amazon Academy, helping hundreds more companies to take their businesses online. I’m excited to welcome lots of new faces to our virtual event in April.”

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