eBay Joins Panel Discussion on Business Strategies for an Evolving Future

June 4, 2020

The Texas Economic Development Office hosted a panel discussion, in which Alexis Gallivan of eBay Seller Marketing & Engagement was a participant, focused on helping small businesses find innovative strategies and solutions to successfully navigate the road ahead.

Alexis provided an overview of what is unique about eBay from a small business point of view as well as the new eBay Up & Running Program. She highlighted that eBay is a purpose driven company that does not compete with its sellers and that they are an enthusiastic community that helps each other. With regard to the Up & Running Program, Alexis touched on the many benefits, which include:

  • A free three-month basic store subscription
  • No selling fees through June 30th
  • Access to exclusive e-learning opportunities
  • Seller-to-seller mentorship and access to the vibrant eBay selling community
  • Promotional support from eBay to raise awareness of the small businesses participating

For more information on the eBay Up & Running Program, we encourage you to visit this link.

The discussion was part of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Small Business Webinar Series which provides Texas small business owners and entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, actionable information on the COVID-19 recovery resources. Governor Abbott provided opening remarks for the webinar and touched on how the state was responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous steps taken to help small businesses get back on their feet quickly as reopening begins. 

Other webinar speakers included Aaron Demerson, Commissioner Representing Employers at the Texas Workforce Commission; Cara DiMattina Ryan, Chief Strategy Officer at Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area; and Joe Harper, Executive Director of the Small Business Development Center at Texas State University.   

A video of the webinar is available here.