George “eBay” Kinghorn will guide us through the background of eBay and why it is a massive (233 million worldwide users) business opportunity. He will also be showing us how startup and established businesses can use eBay to raise much needed capital.
This session, will look at the 3 steps required to professionally and successfully trade on eBay. The ultimate aim being to provide you with a framework that can be applied to your business and which will allow you to successfully sell anything on eBay.
I LOVE EBAY! I’m currently helping as many people as I can via www.baygroup.co.uk
But 1st my journey as an Entrepreneur
Spent my first 10 working years in the motor trade. Left because after trying to find an IT company to install a computer based marketing system I had to do it myself.
So Blue inc computers started in 1998 doing all things computer for small businesses.
1999 after telling others they should be on the Internet I teamed up with a mobile phone seller to launch Studentmobiles.com which went on to make me an Internet millionaire (it was all paper, and you can’t spend paper!) the company eventually became part of Carphone Warehouse.
I then went on to work in lots of different internet start up selling all kinds of things from Coffee to Booze and lots of things in between.
Next step was to be approached by Greggs PLC (yes the bakers!!) to install touchscreen magazines in their Bakers Oven cafes across the UK, Touchbase UK and went through lots of highs and lows eventually becoming Activescreen Ltd in 2004 and I spent a year trying to get a deal with McDonalds to install a TV channel in the restaurants whilst keeping the Bakers Oven project afloat (investors didn’t like tech and our advertisers – the source of revenue – wouldn’t pay more until we had more kit in more locations – catch 22!) we eventually got down to the last 2 companies only for the project to go to a London firm as they where “closer”
Feeling thoroughly worn out I decided to leave and let new blood try their hand whilst I found something new.
That something new was…. eBay!
I started selling my old junk on eBay, then looked for stock. I then found the consignment sales model that is popular in the USA (selling stuff for others) and started Bayagent in 2006 it grew from selling household items to then focusing on business surplus stock and now offers training and consultancy alongside our consignment services under the new name of Baygroup eBay services Ltd