Here’s what you need to know as a small business owner and a Connected Commerce Council (3C) member to help your business maintain access to the latest digital platforms, tools and marketplaces.
Google Releases New Portal for Small Businesses
Google’s suite of tools is a goldmine for small businesses, but which are right for you? Check out THIS new small business portal that guides you through the Google resources that will be the most helpful as you work to achieve your goals.
Here are 5 things you should know for this week:
1. Congress Stalls on Federal Data Privacy Bill
While Congress set a goal to produce federal data privacy legislation this year, progress in doing so has slowed down. Check out THIS update. 3C and our members believe a federal data privacy law is critical to the success of America’s small businesses.
2. 3C Congressional Champion Recognized for Capitol Hill Visit
John Bailey, a 3C member and restauranteur in North Carolina, was featured in the Gaston Gazette highlighting his recent visit to Capitol Hill. Bailey was selected by 3C as a Congressional Champion and was brought to Washington to discuss with Members of Congress the importance of digital tools and privacy legislation to small business owners like him. Congrats, John!
3. Danger Ahead for Small Businesses in the Empire State
Small businesses in New York, and those that could potentially serve customers there, are facing dire threats from the New York Privacy Act. Find out what’s at stake HERE.
4. July is Marketing Month!
Marketing your business doesn’t have to be difficult. In honor of July as Marketing month, we’ve added resources to help you engage with your customers, remain relevant in your community, and drive traffic to your business. CHECK OUT some of the information now available to you. Plus, we will be updating with new resources throughout the month!
5. New Instagram Ads Can Benefit Small Businesses
Changes are coming to Instagram’s Explore Page! New features allow users to find photos and videos that match their interests and follow new accounts. Learn more about the changes to Instagram here.