In 2012, a team of employees at eBay Inc. wanted to find a way to connect with the communities where they lived and worked. They wanted to give back to the local businesses and non-profits that made their communities a home, and they also wanted to learn something new. From that desire, the Small Business Challenge was born.
The Small Business Challenge gives employees at eBay Inc. the opportunity to spend 10% of their working time with a team of like-minded employees, partnering with a local small business or nonprofit to learn about their business and solve challenges that the small business has identified. Teams engage in friendly competition to see who can have the greatest positive impact with their small business partner.
This year—s 2014 Small Business Challenges are already underway through early November in Austin, TX, and through early October in San Francisco, CA. Meanwhile, eBay—s Scottsdale, Arizona office is accepting applications from local merchants through July 18th. Find out more at http://smallbusiness.ebay.com.