Published: May 8, 2023
by Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead
In Small Business News
eBay has announced the launch of its 2023 Up & Running program, aimed at providing annual grants and essential technology to promising small business sellers on the platform. This initiative is designed to help entrepreneurs elevate their businesses with resources for store improvements, new equipment and inventory, hiring, training, and marketing.
This year, eBay will award 50 U.S. small business sellers with a $10,000 grant each. Additionally, each grant recipient will receive a $500 stipend to purchase essential office technology and tools from eBay Refurbished. eBay’s commitment to supporting U.S. small businesses has totaled more than $2 million between 2020-2023.
A survey of eBay’s Up & Running Grants awardees from 2020 revealed that 91% found the grant extremely or very helpful for their businesses, while 41% reported a definitive increase in business revenue after receiving the grant.
Adam Ireland, VP & U.S. General Manager at eBay, stated that supporting sellers lies at the heart of eBay’s marketplace, and the Up & Running Grants program is part of the company’s ongoing investment and commitment to seller success.
For the fourth year, eBay has partnered with Hello Alice, a free platform that assists businesses in launching and growing, to administer the grants program. Hello Alice will also provide access to mentorship and resources for all sellers who apply, regardless of whether they receive a grant or not.
Elizabeth Gore, co-founder and President at Hello Alice, expressed excitement about this year’s grant program and the additional resources provided to help small business owners succeed. “eBay’s Up & Running Grants program has made a tremendous impact on small business owners across the U.S. over the past few years,” said Gore.
Small business sellers in the U.S. can apply for an Up & Running Grant now through Friday, June 9, 2023, at 6 pm (EST). To apply or learn more about eligibility requirements, visit ebay.helloalice.com. This initiative offers small business owners an opportunity to expand their enterprises, contribute to the eBay community, and bolster their financial success.
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EBay, the online commerce giant, recently announced that it is investing in small business success with $500,000 in grants to help small businesses become successful sellers on its platform.
The eBay grants will be awarded to a select group of small business owners across the United States, with the purpose of jumpstarting their businesses and helping them to achieve success. The eBay grants are intended to be used for marketing, providing training and seminars, covering operational costs and other projects and initiatives crafted to increase the visibility of small business owners on the eBay platform.
The eBay grants are part of the company’s “Grow Your Business” initiative, which seeks to empower and incentivize small business owners. eBay is one of the largest online commerce platforms and the “Grow Your Business” initiative is intended to help small business owners become successful and successful entrepreneurs on the eBay platform.
“Our mission is to provide opportunity for all,” said Tim Jarrell, Senior Director of Global Small Business at eBay. “The eBay grants are an important stepping stone to helping our small business owners realize their entrepreneurial vision. At eBay, we want to help our small business owners reach for success and these grants are an important part of our commitment.”
The eBay grants will be awarded in the spring of 2021 and selection is based on criteria including the applicant’s history with the eBay marketplace and the current or potential impact their business representation on eBay will have on their local economy.
eBay is a leader in driving success for small businesses and the grants are part of the company’s commitment to this mission. By investing in small businesses, eBay is not only helping to foster success, but also helping to enhance the long-term sustainability of small business owners on the eBay platform.