For the first time eBay and ESBA have come together to work on the Digital Single Market for Small Business.
Today, (Tuesday), the European Small Business Alliance (ESBA), eBay and Choice in eCommerce have teamed up to organise a whole day of activities in Brussels around small businesses and the Digital Single Market. Small businesses will directly meet with MEPs and EU officials to discuss their points of views on the Digital Single Market and how it affects them as a business. ESBA sees the development of the Digital Single Market as highly important for providing opportunities to small business, as long as this is done with keeping the voice of small business in mind.
David Caro, President of European Small Business Alliance commented that:
''ESBA welcomes the beginning of this ongoing dialogue with eBay and Choice in e-Commerce to open up and unburden online markets for small businesses, whether trading globally or in the EU. It is crucial to give small businesses this platform to tell their story to the EU to ensure the ''think small first'' principle is listened to.''
Paul Todd, Senior Vice President of eBay Europe eBay noted that:
''Small online European businesses are shaking up commerce. They are even showing established businesses how to thrive in difficult times. We can do more to make the business environment across Europe easier for online entrepreneurs.''
The event was also supported by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) an active member of ESBA, as well as numerous small businesses from across Europe.