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Discovering a Flair for Entrepreneurship Through eBay

A love of vintage fashion led Julie Yoo to eBay as a university student 20 years ago – and ultimately helped establish her direction as an entrepreneur in Toronto.
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Longtime eBay seller Julie Yoo traces her lifelong love of vintage fashion to the time spent with her mother during her childhood days, going thrifting at second hand stores around Toronto. It was during those early years that her mother taught her a key lesson in fashion: Style isn’t determined by a price tag, but rather by creativity and an eye on how to put an outfit together.

From a Side Hustle to a Successful Small Business on eBay

Over the course of 15 years, Canadian entrepreneur Adrien Lavoie scaled his business operations from his parents’ basement to a thriving small business in selling sneakers on eBay.
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Editor’s note: In celebration of eBay’s 25th anniversary, we’re spotlighting a seller every week from our global community in our Mini Stories column through 2020.

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Editor’s note: In celebration of eBay’s 25th anniversary, we’re spotlighting a seller every week from our global community in our Mini Stories column through 2020.

eBay's 2020 U.S. Small Online Business Report: How We're Creating Economic Opportunity

In our new report, we explore how the eBay marketplace levels the playing field for Main Street businesses across America by enabling them to reach millions of shoppers worldwide.
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In our increasingly global economy, small brick and mortar businesses are often at a huge disadvantage in terms of scope and reach, especially in rural areas with lower foot traffic and sprawling nearby chain stores. This inequity has only been heightened over the past several months, as independent small businesses and entrepreneurs across the United States have been faced with unprecedented and complex challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Silicon Valley Insiders Say That the Shift to Remote Work Could Finally [Be] Making A Dent in Tech's Diversity Crisis. But It Also Creates Key Problems That the Industry Will Have to Solve for the Change to Stick.

By Rosalie Chan
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For many tech companies, remote work is starting to become the long-term reality, rather than a temporary change, and experts say it could spur a more diverse workforce – an area where tech companies have long floundered and where the percentages of Black and Latinx employees are still often in the single digits.

Paying It Forward Through Animal Therapy

How eBay seller Mike Dixon combined his passion for animal welfare and his dedication toward supporting children with disabilities to create a pet store and community gathering space.
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British entrepreneur Mike Dixon was determined to make a meaningful contribution to his community even as he strove to build a thriving business from scratch. Determined to do good while making a living, he created his store in a way that could evolve into a project that would give back and benefit the most vulnerable members of society. What originally started as a side hustle selling puppy crates on eBay would quickly transform into a successful business supporting children with disabilities and older adults.

Creating a New Career and Lifestyle in Her eBay Store

How eBay seller Victoria Eagle started a successful wedding invitation shop as a way to achieve a better work-life balance and spur her creative talents.
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Editor’s note: In celebration of eBay’s 25th anniversary, we’re spotlighting a seller every week from our global community in our Mini Stories column through 2020.

Bringing it Full Circle: 20+ Years of Connections Through Selling on eBay

How eBay seller Cami Nyquist grew her business from her kitchen table to establishing a nonprofit to help pay it forward.
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Editor’s note: In celebration of eBay’s 25th anniversary, we’re spotlighting a seller every week from our global community in our Mini Stories column through 2020.

How a Father and His Teenage Daughter Bonded Over a Motorcycle Retrofit

Over the course of a month, Gwen and John Jessup completely revamped a 1982 Harley-Davidson together — and received a coveted award in recognition of their efforts.
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Forget malls and movie theaters; sixteen-year-old Gwen Jessup prefers to spend time in her father’s motorcycle shop. So when her dad, John Jessup, suggested completely remaking a classic Harley-Davidson bike last summer with Gwen to exactly fit her tastes and style, she jumped at the chance. The only hitch was that they had a month deadline to finish their project before showing their bike at the renown Sturgis Motorcycle Rally — and eBay was the perfect place to source their specialized products.

Mini Stories: Sourcing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Essential Workers

Canadian seller Nadia Shuaib sourced PPE to help essential businesses operate safely.
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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

Mini Stories: Preserving Decades of Music While Giving Back Through Vinyl Sales

Seller Rhea Kimbell revives the Texas record label her late father started in the early 1960s and sells its records on eBay to support Austin musicians impacted by COVID-19.
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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

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Editor’s note: During this unprecedented time, we’re highlighting the individual acts of kindness from our global seller community. Now through June, we’ll share a story about one of our sellers on how they’re paying it forward in our Mini Stories column.

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