Grow your Business Online - Meet the Experts

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Delivered in partnership with Scottish Development International, a team of EXPERTS has been assembled to ensure your business gets the best independent advice when it comes to growing your business online.

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Significant opportunity to drive your business forward via online & eCommerce growth. eCommerce trade globally is growing at 10% way above traditional trade, this combined with rising costs online trade can be significantly cheaper method of winning new business and fulfilling it.

Following billions of investments in new platforms and technologies online trading has leap forward 5 years due over the covid period. Opportunity for your business is to take advantage of these technology investments.

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WHEN: Wed, 23 November 2022, 10:00 – 14:30 GM

WHERE: Scottish Enterprise Apex House 99 Haymarket Terrace Edinburgh EH12 5HD


  • 09.30-10.00 – Welcome – Tea/Coffee
  • 10.00-10.45 – How to sell on B2B eCommerce Marketplaces – Delivered by Karen Riddick
  • 10.45-11.30 - Build your sales on Amazon Globally – Delivered by Ali Shariat
  • 11.35 – 12.20 - Managing your Multi Channel eCommerce Strategy – Delivered by Zamir Cajee
  • 12.20-12.30 – Comfort Break & Working Lunch (lunch will be provided)
  • 12.30-13.45 – Develop your Digital Strategy - Delivered by Roddy McLean & Chris Elvery- Interactive session looking at how your business can develop an effective Digital Strategy
  • 13.45-14.30 - Selling on Global Web Platforms – Delivered by Rakesh Davda

Following these sessions, you will be able to book a 1-2-1 session on the day with our experts. These will be available to book on arrival on a 1st come 1st served basis. Please be aware there will be limited spaces so please ensure early arrival to secure.

These 1-2-1 slots will be available for bookings from 14.30-17.00 – 30 mins per session

*Please Note - You will have access to a room while you wait on your 1-2-1 session with free access to Wi-Fi to allow you to work until your schedule appointment.

Afternoon sessions

While 1-2-1 sessions are running you can join this session that will help drive your marketing plans.

  • 14.45 – 16.15 - Product, Positioning, Target Markets and Gap Analysis – Delivered by John McCallum

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  • Karen Riddick: Founder, Writer, Speaker and Experienced Amazon Seller

    • Business Owner, Writer, Speaker and Amazon Guru. Karen founded Second Nature Online, an eco-friendly soft furnishing business in 2008. Since then she has grown it considerably utilising global e-marketplaces including Amazon to reach international customers.
  • Roddy McLean: Entrepreneur & International E-Commerce Expert

    • Roddy has started and grown several substantial ecommerce businesses in markets including the UK, France, Italy, the U.S. and China.

  • Rakesh Davda: Technical Consultant

    • Rakesh has over 15 years' experience in the IT/digital/online industry, working with companies small and large on all aspects of technology. A former e-Business Adviser with Scottish Enterprise, he worked with high-growth new-starts and established businesses, offering strategic advice on online and technology issues.

  • Ali Shariat: eCommerce consultant

    • Key to Ali’s success has been the unique approach to using the internet, particularly Amazon, as a means to connect with customers, build a brand following and leverage this to get further sales in traditional distribution channels.
  • Zamir Cajee: eCommerce consultant

    • Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer electronics industry. Strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Digital Strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), E-commerce, Web Project Management, and Pay Per Click (PPC).

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