eBay isn’t all used clothing and second-hand electronics. A ton of businesses and startups use the site’s marketplace as a retail channel, and plenty of people make decent money using eBay. The site is once again looking for the cream of the crop when it comes to its sellers and on Monday the company announced its ninth annual eBay Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
The show aims to highlight successful and innovative e-commerce in Canada and boost the market in Canada. Past winners include Jean-Francois Lapointe, who was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013. In an effort to offset the winter months, he brought his bicycle business online, specializing in bike suspensions. His company is now worth $6 million and is the largest online reseller of bike parts and accessories in Canada.
eBay is adding two new categories to the awards this year: Young-preneur and Home-preneur. Entrants for the former must be under 29 while the latter will be someone who runs their business from home and with contributions from family.
The eBay Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are open to anyone over the age of 18 and the top prize is $3,000. The Home-preneur and Young-preneur winners will each take home $2,000.
Source: eBay Canada