eBay recently sponsored a four-part series airing throughout October on Hill.tv focused on how the company has empowered small businesses across America for the past 25 years. Hosted by Emmy Victor, the series explores how eBay is human commerce and continues to be a purpose driven company which enables economic opportunity for all. The first two segments featured interviews with eBay Small Business Ambassador Network members, Mac Griffiths of MGD Sales and Laurie Wong of Reflections of Trinity.
Mac Griffiths, of South Jordan, UT, opened his eBay store in 2002 and specializes in selling computers, networking equipment and software. Mac initially started selling out of his home and now employs five people, two full-time and three part-time and has an office and warehouse to run the business and the store inventory. In his interview, Mac discusses the importance of his family life and how eBay provides a platform to run his multi-million dollar company, while prioritizing family. He details why he chose to start selling on eBay, how ecommerce has evolved since he started selling in 2002, and what the partnership with the eBay Government Relations Team has meant to his business.
Laurie Wong, of Powder Springs, GA, brought Reflections of Trinity, a community resource center and food pantry, to eBay in 2005 and the ability to sell locally, nationally, and internationally changed the trajectory of her businesses. In her interview, Laurie focuses on her charity work and why she chose eBay. She discusses how the increased revenue from selling on eBay enabled her to open her food pantry on the weekends, which greatly assisted the working poor. She touches on her favorite part of selling online and the one thing that everyone should know about eBay. She also explains what the partnership with the eBay Government Relations Team has meant to his business.
The eBay Government Relations team would like to thank Mac and Laurie for taking time out of their busy schedules to participate in these interviews and their many contributions to our advocacy efforts.