What to expect

Join us in Southend-on-sea for a packed agenda of content featuring eBay experts, local entrepreneurs and special guests.

We’re always looking for new ways to show our support for your eBay business. That’s why we’re hitting the road and touring across 12 different cities in the UK with our brand-new eBay Business Roadshow. Next up is Southend-on-sea!

Expect a whole host of content dedicated to helping you start, scale and share your eBay business, as well as practical tips on launching, inspiration from local entrepreneurs, special guests and dedicated 1:1 support. You can also enjoy our free bar, giveaways and access to local manufacturers and suppliers.

The details

Thursday 8th September
10am – 7pm. Arrivals from 9:30am – 10am.

Park Inn by Radisson Palace
Church Road

Come along for the whole day or drop in at a time that suits your schedule.

The agenda

The agenda is jam-packed with content that will help you build and grow your business, no matter what stage you are at. Here’s a flavour of what you can expect:

We will publish a detailed schedule closer to the time so that you can pick and choose the content that’s most relevant to you!

Starting and scaling on eBay

Senior managers from across eBay UK will give top tips and guidance on how to grow your eBay business. They’ll cover everything from the brand-new Start-up Scale-up programme, a 1:1 programme that pairs a marketplace advisor with an eBay business, as well as eBay fulfilment, listing optimisation, Seller Hub tools and more.

Sustainability basics for small businesses

Ciaran Armstrong from Sustainable Pathways and Adam Bastock from Small99 will give a rapid course on all things sustainability. Based on the highly sought-after Sustainability Basics course delivered by Small Business Britain and Oxford Brookes Business School, this is a not to be missed masterclass in all things "responsible business".

Small business seller panel & eBay grants announcement

Michelle Ovens CBE (Founder of Small Business Britain) will host a seller panel alongside inspirational small business owners and local entrepreneurs. They’ll discuss how they got started, what has helped them grow, and any tips they have for businesses who are looking to expand their reach and presence. More information on how roadshow attendees can apply for cash grants and support packages to boost their businesses will also be revealed as a part of this panel session.

Our speakers

Sarah Bryant - Director of SMBs, eBay
Mark Tompkins - Founder of Aubergine
Ciaran Armstrong - Co-founder of Sustainable Pathways
Michelle Ovens - Founder of Small Business Britain

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Our partners

We are delighted to be partnering with Small Business Britain and the British Chambers of Commerce
Small Business Britain - British Chambers of Commerce

Coming soon

Over the next year we will be visiting many more locations across the UK. Keep an eye on communications on what’s to come!
13th October
17th November
12th January