EBay’s ProStores Picks Six Businesses for Makeover

Entrepreneur magazine and eBay’s ProStores selected six small businesses for an e-commerce makeover in the eBusiness Boost Challenge announced at the eBay Live conference at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas.

The six winners are Racewax.com, Spirit Work Knitting and Designs Inc., American Diamond Importers, Moms on Edge and The Busted Knuckle Garage. They offer products like jewelry, ski wax, knitting supplies and educational toys.

The prizes include a one-year subscription to a ProStores Business tier store, Web design services and 20 hours of updates and maintenance. Winners will also receive consulting services from the judging team, which included representatives from Entrepreneur, About.com, and eBay and its two services, PayPal and ProStore.

ProStores will redesign the look and the functionality of these winning online stores. Entrepreneur will run a feature on the makeovers in its November issue.

The purpose behind the contest is to help a handful of small businesses with e-commerce. It will also serve to promote eBay’s ProStores online marketing services. ProStores’ aim is to help small and midsized businesses create professional online stores and recognizable brands.

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