Small Business Center to offer 3 free eBay workshops

By Haywood Community College | Apr 14, 2014
Nick Hawks

The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free beginner’s workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 29; a free advanced workshop from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30; and a free eBay store workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 30. All workshops will be held at the Regional High Technology Center in the Waynesville Industrial Park.

In today's difficult economic circumstances small business owners and the unemployed are looking for something different to do to simulate their sales or  just find a way to earn extra money. With no start-up cost, eBay is the perfect solution. Join the millions who have learned to generate revenue from this huge cyberstore.

The eBay Marketplace creates a powerful online platform for the sale of goods and services by a passionate community of individuals and small businesses. On any given day, there are millions of items available through auction-style and fixed-price trading. EBay is an efficient marketplace that can provide people with an additional sales channel and expand the potential customer base from a business owner's neighborhood to millions of customers around the world.

During the fast-paced session, “eBay Your Way to Success: Selling Items on eBay” participants will learn best practices to use when setting up an account, listing items for sale, taking payments and shipping. Topics will include eBay features and policies, registering an account, choosing formats and categories, writing descriptions that sell, taking and submitting photos, feedback, using PayPal and shipping tips.

“Beyond the Basics of Selling on eBay: Techniques for the Serious Seller” session is for individuals having knowledge/experience of selling on eBay who want to establish a continual retail presence on eBay.  Topics in this fast-paced session will include starting an eBay business, finding merchandise to sell, creating professional listings, marketing your business on eBay, managing active listings, resolving issues and feedback, and protecting an eBay business. Learn the "tricks of the trade" to become an eBay power seller!

“Setting up your eBAy Store” is a session is for individuals having knowledge/experience of selling on eBay who want to establish a continual retail presence on eBay and become an eBay store owner. Participants will learn how to optimize their eBay store, how to market their eBay store more effectively, and how to list items in their eBay store.

The presenter will be Nick Hawks, an education specialist trained by eBay. He has over 20 years of experience buying and selling antiques and collectibles, with over 13 years selling on eBay.

For more information or to pre-register for one, two or all of these free seminars, call the Small Business Center at 627-4512.