Over the last 2 years, eBay has released studies documenting the amazing success of technology-enabled small businesses traders in the US, Europe, Australia, and Asia-Pacific. Most of this work has looked at small businesses that are located in the developed world. Our newest report looks at technology-enabled small businesses from across the developing world [Chile, Peru, Ukraine, South Africa, Jordan, India, Indonesia and Thailand]. The findings of the report are impressive:
The findings of the report are particularly notable because they essentially mirror the findings in the work done on technology enabled businesses in the developed world. The technology-enabled global marketplace truly is flat and it is creating a parallel emerging model for trade. One where businesses of all sizes are able to trade with consumers around the world. We call this new model for trade the Global Empowerment Network.
Download the complete report at the eBay Main Street blog.