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An Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Started on Amazon

Thursday, May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm • Organized By Venture Cafe St. Louis
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If you want to know the ins and outs of selling your product on Amazon, this is a great opportunity for you! Hear from Angie Echele founder of Retail Smarter on how you can reach a larger customer base through Amazon. Retail Smarter helps clients expand their in-store and online presence by solving their retail challenges and creating smart strategies for building long-term success.


Angie Echele
Angie Echele is Founder of Retail Smarter, a trusted partner providing outsourced sales, marketing, and supply chain management services, so clients can focus on making the products the world is waiting for.

Angie has more 25 years of experience in Consumer Package Goods (CPG) with companies that include Purina, Energizer, Pepsi, and Anheuser-Busch. She directed award-winning teams and managed a P&L in excess of a quarter billion dollars. Angie founded Retail Smarter to help level the playing field for small and diverse companies, helping brands win on the merits of their products rather than the size of their budget.
Angie guides Retail Smarter clients in all aspects of CPG success, including packaging, pricing, merchandising, sales, marketing, supply chain and more.

Angie earned honors bachelor’s degrees in International Business and in French from Saint Louis University. She also holds an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School of Business. When she’s not helping clients connect their products with consumers who need them, Angie enjoys reading, volunteering at church, and spending time with her family.

Suzanne Sierra – Moderator
Senior Program Manager for the St. Louis Mosaic. In her role, she manages community programs and initiatives which focus on the Mosaic Project’s goal of transforming St. Louis into the fastest growing major metropolitan area for immigration by 2025. This includes collaborating with business and university leaders and community partners to provide professional and social connections to foreign-born individuals, professionals, and entrepreneurs

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