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eBay Picks 8 Finalists for Small Business of the Year

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eBay Picks 8 Finalists for Small Business of the Year

eBay selected eight finalists for the 2019 Small Business of the Year Award, and final voting is now open for the annual Shine Awards for Small Business. The awards ceremony will take place on July 25 at the eBay Open conference.

eBay announcement follows:

We reviewed thousands of submissions and seller stories. Now you get to decide who wins eBay’s 2019 Small Business of the Year.

The Shine Awards for Small Business, sponsored by Intuit Quickbooks, celebrates the most inspiring small businesses and entrepreneurs on eBay. From the eight winners we’ve selected, one will be voted Small Business of the Year. That’s where you come in.

We want to know which Shine Awards winners inspire you most to go above and beyond with your business. Check out each story and vote for your top three favorites.

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You can vote once a day from July 15–25 to help them win!

The ceremony will take place on July 25 at eBay Open, where the winner with the most votes will be awarded the Grand Prize. The remaining seven sellers will be named our Platinum and Gold winners, according to how many votes each receives.

The 2019 Shine Winners:

Todd Hallada
2Bros Sports Collectibles LLC
Blaine, MN
Combining a can-do attitude with his corporate background, Todd turned his passion for sports cards into a full-time, top-selling business on eBay.

Sahil Kumar
Wholesalebiz01
Raleigh, NC
Sahil’s entrepreneurial spirit works twofold: running a successful electronic device business on eBay, and employing women re-entering the workforce.

Clara Jeanne LaCelle
Surfinjunkie Acampo, CA
Jeanne is no stranger to adversity. She turned a failed business into an eBay success story, all while putting her four kids through college.

John Macris
Philadelphia Candies
Hermitage, PA
To reinvigorate his family’s 100-year-old retail brand, John turned to e-commerce on eBay, boosting both the business and local economy in the process.

Elijah McCloskey
Freewheel Madison
Madison, WI
Bike seller Elijah dedicates his time to selling affordable transportation to all and teaching others how to make a living on eBay.

Jodi Rosenbaum
More Than Words
Waltham, MA
For over 15 years, Jodi’s now $4M eBay bookselling enterprise has empowered at-risk youth by providing business training and helping them develop essential life skills.

Dov Schreiber
frames_n_optics
Brooklyn, NY
Pivoting from his biology background to his passion for eyewear, solopreneur Dov grew his global business in just five years selling frames to more than 100 countries.

Nanette Zupon
American Artifacts
San Pedro, CA
By sourcing vintage items locally, long-time eBay seller Nanette addresses customers’ needs while also reducing her carbon footprint.

Prizes Details
The Small Business of the Year, Platinum, and Gold Winners will be announced on July 25.

Grand Prize (Small Business of the Year): One Winner
$15,000 cash prize
1-year Anchor Store subscription and Concierge service
VIP Experience at eBay Open
$10,000 donation in winner’s name to an eBay for Charity organization of their choice
Also included: $500 in eBay shipping supplies, $300 in Promoted Listings credentials, store banner makeover with digital winner badge, a professional photo shoot and video profile, and a feature in eBay marketing. (Total Prize ARV: $40,300)

Platinum Prize: Two Winners
$10,000 cash prize
1-year Anchor store subscription and Concierge service
VIP Experience at eBay Open
Also included: $300 in eBay shipping supplies, $150 in Promoted Listings credentials, store banner makeover with digital winner badge, and a professional photo shoot and video profile. (Total Prize ARV: $33,900 each)

Gold Prize: Five Winners
$5,000 cash prize
1-year Premium store subscription and Concierge service
VIP Experience at eBay Open
Also included: $150 in eBay shipping supplies, $100 in Promoted Listings credentials, store banner makeover with digital winner badge, and a professional photo shoot and video profile. (Total Prize ARV: $24,200 each)

Make a huge impact on a small business. Check out our eight winners and vote daily to help decide eBay’s Small Business of the Year!

Vote Now

SOURCE: eBay Announcement

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One thought on “eBay Picks 8 Finalists for Small Business of the Year”

  1. I remember when they introduced this as I was still selling there then. I fit the qualifications and so I entered. Then I saw the winner in my category and realized what a farce the whole ‘contest’ was! The winner didn’t qualify in any of the things that would make him qualify to even enter the contest much less win it! One of the many things in my last years that caused me to want to jump ship. I had the same thing happen at a quilt contest I was in. It was judged by someone that had no knowledge of quilts and the item that won also didn’t fit the qualifications to win. I then took my quilt to the local fair where it was judged by judges who knew what to look for and I won a Blue ribbon (First prize)!

    eBay has no sense of fairness or what is right. Yearly it gets worse. Soon they will have you list your stuff and all the money comes to them, not you. Stop while you can!

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