Friday, July 10, 2009

eBay Canada launches Entrepreneur of the Year search

By redefining the way people buy and sell stuff, eBay has launched a lot of new businesses. And yesterday eBay Canada launched its fifth annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards program, to identify Canada’s most successful and entrepreneurial eBay sellers.

This year eBay has also created a "Comeback of the Year" Award, for the entrepreneur who has overcome a recent personal or professional challenge.

Last year’s Entrepreneur of the Year winner was Bryan Hellwig of Iqaluit, Nunavut, who sells Inuit and Northern art online. You can find him on eBay under the name ringseal.

The winner of the 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year Award title will receive:
* $2,000 cash
* $500 towards a business-related course or workshop
* $500 in eBay AdCommerce advertising credits

The winner of the Comeback of the Year Award title receives $1,000 cash, plus $500 towards a business-related course or workshop, and $500 in eBay AdCommerce advertising credits.

Entries must be submitted by August 9, 2009. For more information or to enter, visit:

Did you know? eBay members trade $2,000 worth of goods every second. Out of 24 million Internet users in Canada, one in four is registered on eBay.

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