Economic Opportunity

The Small Business Owner Who Made Her Dreams a Reality

Rachel Chen, eBay News Team

Karina Bogle knew she wanted to follow in her father’s entrepreneurial footsteps — and found a way to do it with eBay.

Meet Karina Bogle, a young Canadian entrepreneur and owner of White-Balmer Shoes. 

When the pandemic forced her to close the doors of her brick-and-mortar business, Karina pivoted to selling shoes on eBay. In doing so, she was able to tap into a global community of fellow fashion lovers she wouldn’t have otherwise been able to reach. Now, Karina is doing exactly what she’s always wanted to do: be her own boss and run a successful business. 

To hear more stories about small business owners like Karina and learn more about the important ways in which eBay helps support our sellers’ success, visit our inaugural Small Business Report