The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free beginner’s workshop on Wednesday, September 18, from 6-9 p.m., a free advanced workshop on Thursday, September 19, from 1-4:30 p.m. and a free eBay store workshop on Thursday, September 19, from 6-9:00 p.m. All 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 to just find a way to earn extra money. With no startup 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 you with an additional sales channel and expand your potential customer base from your own neighborhood to millions of customers around the world.

During the fast-paced session, “eBay Your Way to Success:  Selling Items on eBay” you 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 & feedback, and protecting your eBay business. Learn those "tricks of the trade" that you have to know 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. You will learn how to optimize your eBay store, how to market your eBay store more effectively, and how to list items in your eBay store. 

The presenter is Nick Hawks who is an Education Specialist trained by eBay. He has over 20 years’ experience of 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.