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#AskTheExpert: How to Succeed as an Amazon Seller

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


GetSet For Growth presents another FREE #AskTheExpert workshop!

Are you thinking of becoming an Amazon seller or need to better your existing Amazon sales?

Our #AskTheExpert Michele Venton has built a highly successful Amazon brand that reached a £1.2m turnover in 2017 and expects to reach £4.2mil in 2018.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to start selling on Amazon or may have tried but has not had success. You may already have a brand or range of products that currently sell on other channels or you may have simply heard of people succeeding on Amazon and you want to learn how you can do it too.

Main topics covered….

  • Realisation of the huge sales opportunity that Amazon provides for new and existing brands.

  • Amazon – friend or foe?

  • Learning the basics of selling on Amazon

  • Identifying the growth opportunities on Amazon

  • Life beyond Amazon

This workshop will only touch the surface on the crazy world of Amazon but it’s a great starting place for anyone who wants to explore the huge opportunity that Amazon provides for small, medium and large sized businesses.

Our #AskTheExpert

Michelle Venton is founder of GirlZone

GirlZone is based on fun, originality and the encouragement of discovery: it’s the place where girls can come to unleash their sparkle and explore their own style. t’s an emporium brimming with high quality, sparkling and inspired jewellery, beauty products and accessories: all the things girls truly love.

GirlZone is a young brand that details primarily on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.it, Amazon.fr and Amazon.es.

It reached a £1.2m turnover in 2017 and expects to reach £4.2mil in 2018.


If you are registered as a sole trader, please could you bring a letter from HMRC (with your UTR number on), if you have not provided this already.

GetSet for Growth is a specialist service supporting businesses with the ambition and potential to grow and create jobs. It focuses on addressing the two biggest barriers to growth: access to customers and access to finance and offers a mixed programme of workshops, masterclasses, 1:1 advice and mentoring, delivered by teams of finance and marketing experts.


The Dorset Business Growth Partnership is designed to help any Dorset county-based SME become more competitive. Dedicated strands of activity will include pre-start and start-up support, improving companies’ digital capabilities, management and leadership skills and scope for internationalisation. Access to finance will be delivered through grants and loans alongside advice, mentoring, training and events.
The three-year SME Competitiveness programme to be run until March 2020, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is led by WSX Enterprise and the Dorset Growth Hub with a range of support partners.
The main consortium partners are as follows:
WSX (Lead partner)
The Arts Development Company
Silicon South
YTKO (incl. Outset & GetSet for Growth)
The Partnership includes the following Local Authorities: North Dorset, Christchurch and East Dorset, Weymouth & Portland, West Dorset, Bournemouth Borough Council (Accountable Body), Borough of Poole, and Dorset County Council.
The beneficiaries of the project are SMEs in the Dorset LEP geographical area from eligible ERDF sectors. The delivery plan has been developed in close consultation with all partners, links to and supports the Dorset LEP ESIF strategy and also addresses the issues identified by the Dorset business community as part of the Dorset LEP ESIF consultation process.


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  • Accelerating Dorset's digital economy

  • Silicon South is an ambitious not-for-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the digital economy in Dorset – one of the fastest growing creative and digital hubs in Europe.

  • We deliver projects, manage investment, nurture new talent, and encourage cross-industry collaboration to make Dorset the best place for digital and creative organisations to thrive.