eBay Unveils New Partnerships and Initiatives on National Small Business Week

In celebration of National Small Business Week, an annual event which pays tribute to small entrepreneurs in the United States, eBay unveiled new partnerships and initiatives which aim to support the growth of small and medium-sized American businesses.

ebay logoThe eCommerce company kicked off yesterday its 14th Annual Seller Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. It’s a two-day event where 24 sellers from 20 states can meet with lawmakers and discuss issues affecting their business, such as postal reform and cross-border trade legislation.

eBay is also expanding its Retail Revival program to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It’s the sixth city to participate in said program which helps small businesses grow through eBay’s comprehensive training and tools.

Local sellers in Baton Rouge will be joining those in Akron, Ohio; Lansing, Michigan; and Greensboro, North Carolina in the U.S., as well as participating sellers in Wolverhampton, U.K. and Halifax, Canada.

eBay has partnered with more than 300 small businesses through Retail Revival, which is responsible for the sale of over 260,000 items in 122 countries.

“eBay is built on the invaluable contributions of small businesses around the world, and we jump at every opportunity to lift them up and show our appreciation. This week, we’re standing alongside our sellers nationwide to put a spotlight on their needs, while also providing resources and guidance to support their success.” – Steve Wymer, SVP and Chief Communications Officer, eBay

Teaming up with Daymond John and The Score

eBay furthers its offerings to small retailers by teaming up with Daymond John, featured investor in “The People’s Shark,” in a special virtual conference on Instagram Live.

Titled “Daymond John x eBay Power Talk,” the program offers business owners tips and advice for success. You can stream it tomorrow, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. EDT, and ask John questions related to eCommerce growth.

Aside from that, eBay is also partnering with The SCORE Foundation—the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors—and donating $50,000 to 150 small businesses.

What are your thoughts on eBay’s grand plans which all coincided with the country’s National Small Business Week? Share them with us in the comments below or over in our Facebook Group.

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For almost 10 years Dave has been involved with eCommerce with a particular interest in the marketplaces and the huge opportunities available for sellers when utilizing a multi-channel strategy. After a year of being the UK’s youngest eCommerce consultant it was the opportunity to start UnderstandingE with Matt Ogborne showing the world how to utilize Magento as the Third Generation of Multi-Channel software. Dave also recently started a YouTube channel called the Manc Entrepreneur (click YouTube icon link below to watch Dave's videos) where he discusses all things eCommerce and entrepreneurship aimed to help young entrepreneurs get started on their own journey. When Dave isn’t working his main interests include, Technology, Cars and throwing himself off high things into water.

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