Last year Canadians sold an item approximately every 2.2 seconds on eBay and many of these sales were by small businesses who gain all or most of their income on the world's largest online marketplace.
eBay Canada has put out the call for entries for its 7th annual eBay Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, a program that recognizes and rewards Canada’s most successful and innovative eBay sellers.
Canada's federal government has defined 2011 the Year of the Entrepreneur, highlighting the essential role that small- and medium-sized businesses play in Canada’s economy. For over a decade, eBay has connected millions of buyers and sellers across the country, helping them to explore opportunities and succeed in the world of online commerce.
This year, in addition to the annual Entrepreneur of the Year prize, eBay Canada will offer a "Service-preneur of the Year" award to a Canadian eBay business that provides unique, personalized or extraordinary services to eBay buyers. Also new this year, eBay Canada will present the "Newcomer of the Year" award to a seller who is either new to Canada, new to e-commerce or selling a new or innovative product.
Winners of this year’s contest will be featured in communication to millions of Canadian eBay buyers and will receive a cash prize up to $3,000.
The Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program is open to full- and part-time eBay sellers aged 18 years and older. All entrants will be considered for the “Service-preneur of the Year” and the “Newcomer of the Year” categories, if applicable.
If you're a Canadian eBay seller, be sure to get your entry in by August 19th.