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Friday, October 14, 2005

Next eBay Smart Start Courses November 10 and 17

class=""MsoNormal"">SALISBURY, MD---Online auctions are a growing avenue for developing small and part-time businesses. Whether you are a retailer wishing to move excess inventory, a collector trying to expand your client base or an individual trying to develop a part-time business that fits your schedule, marketing and selling on eBay may be for you.

class=""MsoNormal"">"eBay Smart Start" is a course designed to take you through the registration and listing process for selling goods on eBay and developing an eBay store. Co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Salisbury University and Chesapeake College, the next session is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, November 10, in Room AUD-01 of the Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD.

class=""MsoNormal"">The course also is offered at Salisbury University, on Thursday, November 17, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 220 of the Power Professional Building at the corner of Wayne and Power streets in Salisbury.

class=""MsoNormal"">Bob Willey of Trappe, MD, is the instructor.  A PowerSeller and trading assistant on eBay, he offers advice, tips and protocol for the eBay world. Topics covered include: materials needed to start, how to register as a seller, rules and policies, Internet safety and security, seller fees, and U.S. and international shipping and selling.

class=""MsoNormal"">The fee at Chesapeake College is $25, including materials. To register at Chesapeake College call Michelle Jonczak at 410-827-5304 or toll free at 888-852-6712, or e-mail mjonczak@chesapeake.edu.

class=""MsoNormal"">The fee at Salisbury University is $20, including materials.  To register at Salisbury University, call Jennifer Layton at 410-543-6516 or e-mail jwlayton@salisbury.edu.

class=""MsoNormal"">For more information about SBDC training programs, visit the SBDC Web site, www.salisbury.edu/community/sbdc. "



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