The contest is closed to new entries. But the party is just getting started.

Check back on July 2 to see the chosen finalists for 2018 and vote for your favorites.

2017 Small Business of the Year

Angie Cardona-Nelson | eWaste Direct

2018 Shine Awards for Small Business Categories

Three finalists will be selected in each of these categories. Enter any and all categories that describe you and your business.

Global
Business

A small business who sells a portion of their inventory on eBay... internationally.

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Click-and-Mortar
Business Owner

A small business owner that sells both on eBay and from a physical... retail location.

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Young
Entrepreneur

A person between the ages of 18-35 who owns or has a major role in... the business operations of a small business selling on eBay.

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Woman or Minority-Owned

A female small business owner or small business owner of a racial or... ethnic minority group: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

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Everyday
Hero

A small business or organization that drives a positive impact in... their community or leverages the eBay for Charity program.

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Global
Business

A small business that sells a portion of their inventory on eBay internationally.

Click-and-Mortar
Business Owner

A small business owner who sells both on eBay and from a physical retail location.

Young
Entrepreneur

A person between the ages of 18-35 who owns or has a major role in the business operations of a small business selling on eBay.

Woman or
Minority-Owned

A female small business owner or small business owner of a racial or ethnic minority group: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

Everyday
Hero

A small business or organization that drives a positive impact in their community or leverages the eBay for Charity program.

2018 Prizes

Grand Prize

Small Business of the Year (1 winner*)

$10,000
cash prize

1-year Anchor
store subscription

VIP experience
at eBay OPEN

Also includes: $500 in eBay shipping supplies, $500 in promoted listing credits, Feature in Small Business Saturday marketing, Recognition as an eBay ambassador, Store banner makeover & digital winner badge, Professional photo shoot and video profile.

*Selected by the eBay judging panel

Category Prizes

Category Winners (5 finalists)

$5,000
cash prize

1-year Anchor
store subscription

VIP experience
at eBay OPEN

Also includes: $250 in eBay shipping supplies, $250 in promoted listing credits, Recognition as an eBay ambassador, Store banner makeover and digital winner badge, Professional photo shoot and video profile.

Here's How It Works

Enter

Now through May 10, share your story with us and tell us why you should be our 2018 Small Business of the Year.

Vote

July 2 through July 18, vote once a day in each category.

Win

The week of July 25, we'll announce the winners at eBay OPEN in Las Vegas, with the 15 finalists in attendance. Our treat.

Check Out Last Year's eBay Shine Awards Winners

2017 Small Business of the Year

Angie Cardona-Nelson

eWaste Direct

Rising Star

Katy Zilverberg

A Boutique for Him

Global Business

Denise Martell

Al's Snowmobile Parts Warehouse

Woman or Minority-Owned

Melissa Crook

Sticky Fingers Vinyl

Charitable Business

Nancy Meyer

Community Forklift

Young Entrepreneur

Ciara Brown

The Diamond Hanger

2017 Small Business of the Year

Angie Cardona-Nelson

eWaste Direct

Rising Star

Katy Zilverberg

A Boutique for Him

Global Business

Denise Martell

Al's Snowmobile Parts Warehouse

Woman or Minority-Owned

Melissa Crook

Sticky Fingers Vinyl

Charitable Business

Nancy Meyer

Community Forklift

Young Entrepreneur

Ciara Brown

The Diamond Hanger

Oh No!

The contest is closed to new entries. But the party is just getting started.

Check back on July 2 to see the chosen finalists for 2018 and vote for your favorites.