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eBay Canada's 2014
Entrepreneur of the Year

Darrell Renaud

(eBay ID: Scouttech-Outfitters)
As the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year, Darrell Renaud, founder of Scouttech Outfitters, has turned his passion for the outdoors into a successful career. He started selling outdoor gear and apparel on eBay in 2003, straight out of high school, and has since expanded the business to employ six staff. Scouttech Outfitter's online success - including nearly $1 million worth of sales on eBay - has allowed Renaud to open a brick-and-mortar store in his home town of Mississauga, Ontario.

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eBay Canada's 2014
Decade-Preneur of the Year

Holly Parkes

Barrie, ON (eBay ID: joanies_house_of_treasures)
In its 10th year of recognizing entrepreneurial excellence, eBay Canada is thrilled to award the Decade-preneur award to Holly Parkes of Joanie's House of Treasures. Based in Barrie, Ontario, Holly has leveraged e-commerce to sell antique items on eBay for 11 years, and successfully expanded her family's business to penetrate the lucrative Chinese antiques market. With almost $2 million in sales in 2013 alone, Holly's success is a great example of how online commerce can easily adapt to take advantage of changing markets and new customer segments, whether next door or around the world.

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eBay Canada's 2014
Up & Comer

Michel Robidoux

Sainte-Julie, QC (eBay ID: lemondedufoyer)
The Up & Comer of the Year award was introduced this year to honour the drive and passion of sellers who are new to eBay. Michel Robidoux, founder of Le Monde du Foyer, is the proud recipient of this year's award. A resident of Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Michel worked in hardware stores for over 20 years before launching his eBay business - selling fireplaces - in 2012. Michel's story demonstrates how e-commerce can complement traditional retail: In his case, eBay provided an effective way to attract more buyers, and drive incremental sales, without investing further in retail overhead. Michel's early sales have solidified his commitment to growing a long-term successful online business.