Recapping 2022 and Looking Ahead to 2023
Congress: don’t dismantle small businesses’ digital safety net
Some lawmakers are ignoring the millions of small businesses that use free and innovative tools and services supported by American technology platforms that may be collateral damage if overregulation makes digital tools more expensive or less effective.
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3C Roundtable: A Conversation With 3C’s Small Business Advisory Board
Join us for our next roundtable discussion with 3C’s Small Business Advisory Board! During this virtual webinar, these small business advocates will share how they got involved with 3C, their experiences advocating for small businesses nationwide, and what’s on the horizon for small business advocates.
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3C wholeheartedly supports the adoption of federal privacy legislation that keeps consumer data secure, while giving small businesses the opportunity to continue investing, innovating, and being the backbone of the American economy.
Data and Advertising Restrictions
In today’s highly competitive business environment, inexpensive digital advertising can be the difference between a small business that thrives and one that falters. Government restrictions on data usage could make advertising less nimble, less effective, and more expensive. This would disproportionately hurt small businesses that leverage digital advertising to reach a wider audience and compete…
Small businesses and technology platforms work together to drive economic growth, product innovation, and value for customers across the country. The value of partnerships between businesses, large and small, and powered by digital tools and technology, is felt in every aspect of life and every community across America. That’s why tens of millions of digitally…
Companies that collect your data must treat it with care and respect. Still, it is difficult to translate this concept into laws that we know will impact millions of small business owners that rely on data to market and manage their companies. Policymakers considering proposals to restrict data collection must appreciate that anonymous data and…
In today’s global economy, international trade is becoming more accessible to small businesses. The Internet easily allows growing companies to inexpensively and efficiently reach new customers, promote new and exciting products, and quickly share information worldwide. Digital trade and the rise of e-commerce have added value to data as a commodity that can be traded…
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Digital Ads: Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses
Digital Tools: The Key to Small Business Resilience in Today’s Economy
Small Businesses Find Big Value in Digital Ads
Many small businesses survived COVID-19. They might not survive Congress.
As Congress considers sweeping antitrust legislation to forcibly intervene in the digital economy, digitally-powered small businesses from around the country are making their voices heard.
Protect American Small Businesses
It’s time to tell lawmakers: don’t hurt small businesses that rely on digital tools.
Washington will set back small business by regulating online ads
Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled Competition in the Digital Advertising Ecosystem to discuss S.1073, the Advertising Middlemen Endangering Rigorous Internet Competition Accountability (AMERICA) Act
Janus Motorcycles co-founder meets with Sen. Young
Ahead of National Small Business Week, co-founder of Goshen-based Janus Motorcycles, Richard Worsham, met with Indiana Senator Todd Young in Washington to share how digital tools help grow his business and voice concerns with policy proposals that could hurt his business
Florida Small Business Owners: New Digital Ad Law Hurts Us
Tallahassee, FL (May 9, 2023): Several small businesses are expressing frustration and disappointment over the passage of Senate Bill 262, legislation regulating how businesses collect and use anonymous data online to find customers, grow, and succeed. While the bill’s proponents claim it reins in large technology companies, the restrictions on collecting and using online anonymous…
Small Businesses Brief Congress on How Digital Advertising Helps Them Succeed
Washington, DC (May 9, 2023): Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee continued ignoring small business voices in the debate over tech policy in its AMERICA Act hearing. The bill, legislation introduced by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), would force large online platforms to break apart their digital ads divisions, making it harder…