Merchant Advocates

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Small businesses play a critical role in the global economy. They create jobs, strengthen communities and drive economic impact. At PayPal, we have a strong small business empowerment message to share. We prioritize our merchants by providing financial services and tools that help them compete in the globally connected economy. To communicate this message and achieve this goal, we have created the PayPal Small Merchant Advocacy Delegation, a community of small business owners who advocate for the interests of other entrepreneurs on the issues that matter to them as well as PayPal. Check out some of our SMAD members below.

"It is exciting to own the business because you never know what is going to happen tomorrow. I run the business with my parents and it is amazing to do that and have it bring us closer together. We are sharing in the excitement of the business and surprise each other with what we can accomplish."

Sanjay Aggarwal, Online Business Owner,

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Cooking | Spice Kitchen UK

Sanjay Aggarwal

Sanjay Aggarwal has always been a small business owner, building his own recruitment company after graduating. However, this small business story is less about what Sanjay built for himself, and more about what he built for his family.

Clothing | Top Shelf Boutique

Christina Battle

In 2012, Christina Battle, armed with a dream of owning her own store took a leap of faith. Instead of waiting to figure out how to get into a very expensive SF storefront, she got a crazy idea to start her business more non-traditionally.
Travel | Cultural Immersion

Eduardo Becerra

Eduardo Becerra was born and raised in Cusco, Peru and attended the Andina University of Cusco. Growing up in the region instilled within Eduardo a love of the Peruvian culture, communities, and natural wonders.

Culture | inWhatLanguage

Cody Broderick

inWhatLanguage is a language technology and translation company that offers translation, interpretation and transcription services in over 100 languages for people all over the world.

Knives | Knife Art

Larry Connelley

Larry Connelley launched Knife Art in 1998 with the goal of providing a “best of the best” product line to consumers nationwide. Larry and his entire family are proud, life-long residents of Arkansas, the heartland of knife country.

Clothing | The Hat Pros

Josh Dowden

Josh Dowden is a small business owner, but unlike most small business owners, he has also been serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy for the last 25 years.

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