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Happy Birthday Kivo-ebiz




Its a Happy 10th Birthday to one of our trading arms Kivo-ebiz

Kivo-ebiz was a bit of a “light bulb” moment  in 2005 when one of the Trustees, Steph Hryschko, decided to clear out her garage and sell the contents on e-bay. A little daunted by all she didn’t know, Steph thought there would be hundreds of others in the community that felt the same – they would like to sell things on e-bay but didn’t have the confidence or skills.

So Kivo-ebiz was launched as a service selling goods for the local community but also providing training classes on buying and selling on e-bay. Until 2009 it was completely managed by volunteers who go out to peoples’ homes, photograph their items, list them on e-bay and package & post them once sold.

The enterprise won £15,000 in a “dragon’s den” event shortly after its launch and in 2008 went on to win a number of other awards.

To find out more about kivo-ebiz, visit their website

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