Championing Our eBay Sellers This National Small Business Week…

This National Small Business Week, and every week, we are proud to support the owners of small businesses who use our platform to reach for their dreams. Enabling businesses to access economic opportunity on a global scale sits at the core of our mission at eBay. Every day, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of entrepreneurs everywhere by providing specialized resources, tools and programs to help them flourish in ecommerce. 

Over the past year, we invested more than $100 million in small businesses through global programs like Up & Running and established a new grants program, awarding $500,000 in grants to select sellers to help them sustain their future. We also launched a new virtual learning platform, Seller School, which offers on-demand lessons, tools and videos for new and seasoned sellers looking to build or scale their online businesses. 

Inclusive entrepreneurship sits at the very heart of our founding purpose, and recently, we invested $25 million in the Clear Vision Impact Fund by Siebert Williams Shank & Co. The fund will provide access to financial loans and aid minority-owned small businesses that are based in or serve underserved communities. Partnerships like these allow us to amplify the critical work being done by organizations to lift up underrepresented communities. 

Our success as a global marketplace is fueled by the passionate, driven and unique sellers that make their livelihoods on our platform. Below are four small business sellers and Up & Running Grants recipients whose stories capture the resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of our global seller community emerging from a challenging year. 

Turning a Love for Fashion into a Flourishing Ecommerce Business