Recently, I was invited to Washington DC to attend eBay’s Advocacy Day on Wed May 3, 2017 as part of a group of about 20 businesses from across the US. It was a wonderful chance to network, learn, and talk about the challenges we face as small businesses. eBay Advocacy Day is an annual event out together by the eBay Government Relations Team. The team set up meetings with our representatives in the Senate and Congress where we talked about internet tax, open trade, NAFTA, and how government regulations affect our business. We also visited the White House for a meeting with Andrew Bremberg, the Assistant to the President and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Michael Kratsios, the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer. The lines of communication were open and information exchanged.
That week we were in Washington also happened to be Small Business Week – April 30th to May 6, 2017 so it was doubly exciting to be in Washington for this celebration.
And after the hard work, comes the celebration. The eBay team set up a Seller Showcase at Eastern Market and treated us to a party. Here’s a video from the Hey Viv ! Booth.