To most people, modern appliances, tools and technology are simply instruments of daily life. They don’t think much about them one way or the other. On the other hand, entrepreneurs have been known to question, refine and generally try to figure out ways to do or make stuff better. This is the part of the entrepreneurial spirit that makes progress happen.
Even if you don’t sell your systems or ideas to others and only use them to enhance your own success, you have that spirit. It’s in the new spreadsheet you made to handle your inventory…or the software you found to do a job that used to take you hours.
Online sellers today are on the front lines of a shopping revolution, and our ideas for change can often be tested at little or no cost. It’s a privilege of being a small business owner in this century. Use your spirit wisely!
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First-time caller Raven, Ashland OH (rockabillyraven), is reopening her eBay store and asked for advice on getting it back up to speed. Chris, Grand Junction CO (seriousfun4u), called to harrass Lee for her stance on pet owners not being parents; he also had a question about repurposing a USPS Flat Rate box. Lee showed Griff a tempting new eBay microsite, Last Chance Auctions (http://www.ebay.com/rpp/last-chance-auctions), which features auction items ending within the next hour, broken out by category.
Griff and Lee also visited an eBay for Charity auction (item number 201441513213) for a VIP concert experience with Don Henley. Stacy, Woodstock IL (rightbrainboutique), asked for a listing dish of item number 141772037662 and was held over until the next segment.
Free third-party tools for eBay sellers! Our guest is Karen Motykiewicz, known in the eBay community as shipscript; she’s a member of the eBay Hall of Fame.