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Advice for the Entrepreneur – Lee’s Tip #275

26 Jul 2018 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

July 26, 2018

Today at 1:30pm Pacific Time, I will have produced and co-hosted my last live radio broadcast for eBay Inc.: eBay Radio #733 (from eBay Open 2018 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV) plus 511 Ask Griff & Lee shows. It’s been a privilege over the last 15 years to watch you all become pioneers of ecommerce.

In that time, many of you transitioned from being hobby sellers to embracing entrepreneurialism. You’ve done a great job. I will miss hearing your voices as you call into the shows as well as seeing you at eBay events.

Today, I’d like to recognize the folks who made eBay Radio possible each week, our Voicemarketing team: Betsie Bolger, Donna Freher-Lyons, Burt Lo, and Frank Ceasar. Voicemarketing is a family business; my husband John Sell and I will miss the eBay community, and so will my daughters Melissa Mirabal Demille, Elisa Mirabal, and Jennifer Goldman.

I thank eBay Inc. for allowing me the opportunity to end my full-time broadcast career with this wonderful project. I know I’ll lose some of you as I transition my newsletter into a socio-political blog, but I hope your lives are filled with joy and a great bottom line. I will miss you!

Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #274

25 Jul 2018 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

Once again, today’s tip is aimed at those of you attending eBay Open 2018 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but it applies to your business in general as well. Let it be a guiding principle.

When you get home from Vegas, pick out the 3 best things you learned. Test the first one, and see how it works for you. Then test the second one, and finally the third one. Keep it simple, or you won’t know which element is having what effect on your business.

Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #273

24 Jul 2018 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

My tip for today is tailored to eBay Open 2018 attendees, but it applies to those of you at home as well. Two words: Pace yourself. Today and tomorrow and the day after that are going to be a whirlwind of education, networking, and seller celebration.

You’ll be pulling out all the stops to have the best possible time and get the most out of your Open experience here at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but please don’t pull them all out at once. A 3-day conference is a marathon, not a sprint!

Just remember to wear comfy shoes, stay hydrated, and replenish your stash of business cards every night or in the morning before you head to the convention space. Above all, enjoy this time with your eBay tribe. See you at the Brooklyn Bowl!

eBay Radio – Show 730 – Segment 5

17 Jul 2018 Broadcasts,eBayRadio

Making the most of eBay Open 2018! Our guest is Patty Whitlock, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller theshoppingmom2!

eBay Radio Guests: July 17, 2018 – Show 730

17 Jul 2018 Blog

Our guests for eBay Radio Show #730 for July 17, 2018, are:

  • Kathy Terrill, CEO, I Love to Be Selling, and Top Rated Seller nycfitnessfamilyfinds: Get Found in eBay Search — for Free!
  • Tim Chapman, Top Rated Seller mr.customerservice: 6 Reasons to Consider Using the Auction Format
  • Patty Whitlock, Top Rated Seller theshoppingmom2: Making the Most of eBay Open 2018
  • Sandy Salz-Johnson, Founder and Organizer, Phoenix Online Sellers Group, and eBay ID magpietrading: How to Build and Grow a Meetup Group
  • C.B. Buckley, Advertising Consultant, Behavior/Consumer Research, and eBay ID c.b.: Looking Into the Mind of a Buyer

Ask Griff & Lee – Show 511 – Segment 1

12 Jul 2018 AskGriffandLee,Broadcasts

This is the very last live broadcast of eBay Radio’s Ask Griff & Lee! Lee shared useful info about making a plan for your business in case of a natural disaster, starting with insurance. eBay has teamed up with American Family Insurance; AmFam offers protection to ecommerce businesses not only for your inventory, but even for lost sales revenue. Find out more at

  • Griff surprised Lee with a very special visitor in his San Jose studio. Lupe, Reston VA (hapachica), called to thank Griff and Lee for all their help.
  • Now through next Wednesday, July 18th, vote daily for your favorite finalists in all 5 categories of the 2018 eBay SHINE Awards at
  • Join eBay Radio at eBay Open, this year’s SOLD-OUT seller celebration, July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. If you can’t be there in person, we’ll look for you on the chat board! Meanwhile, check for updated conference info. Ron, Birmingham AL (oilerman21), called just to thank Lee and Griff.

Ask Griff & Lee – Show 511 – Segment 3

12 Jul 2018 AskGriffandLee,Broadcasts

Krista, Apple Valley CA (lilmissdisney), asked for a listing dish of item number 302531801141 and earned a score of 5 tureens, thereby winning an eBay Radio dish towel signed by Griff and Lee! eBay’s Jessie Babiarz, Senior Manager, Seller Events, popped in with an update on eBay Open 2018, coming up July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Ask Griff & Lee – Show 511 – Segment 4

12 Jul 2018 AskGriffandLee,Broadcasts

Jessie Babiarz, eBay’s Senior Manager, Seller Events, stayed on to continue chatting with Griff and Lee about eBay Open 2018, July 24-26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, including how to follow along from home if you’re not attending in person. eBetsy, Dallas TX, called in to tell Jessie why eBay-branded socks are a longstanding tradition. Tom, Pittsburgh PA (pa_dutch_auctions), called to congratulate Lee on her upcoming retirement.

Griff and Lee shared upcoming meetups from the eBay Radio Seller Events Calendar, located under Seller Resources in the eBay Radio archives. Click on the event’s title to see all the details. To submit your sellers group meetup or other event, go to; click on “PAST EPISODES” in blue text; then click on “SUBMIT AN EVENT” in the upper right-hand corner of any archives page.

eBay Radio – Show 729 – Segment 1

10 Jul 2018 Broadcasts,eBayRadio

Griff gave an overview of today’s show and introduced the eBay Radio News with Lee Mirabal. Stories include voting through July 18 in the 2018 eBay SHINE Awards; eBay Open 2018; an unusual and humorous item pulled from eBay UK; and more. Lee and Griff discussed the Markdown Manager update.

eBay Radio – Show 729 – Segment 2

10 Jul 2018 Broadcasts,eBayRadio

Getting organized for eBay OPEN 2018! Our guest is Diva Dawn Ralston, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller divadawnlv; founder of Declutter with Diva Dawn; and Director of Camp Clutter B Gone.

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