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How European-Style Competition Laws Hurt Small Businesses

In today’s digital-first world, a strong online presence is crucial for small business survival. Online search engines and customer reviews help consumers find top-rated cafes, hotels, and other local shops in local communities. Customer endorsements on online platforms play a pivotal role in decision-making for consumers – whether they’re choosing a coffee shop to work…

May 16, 2024

Just the Facts: Debunking the FTC’s Case Against Amazon

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan loves to talk about how the federal government is taking on big bad retailer Amazon, which she says is engaging in anticompetitive trickery to maintain monopoly power. The tale of Amazon’s badness is one Khan has been peddling for nearly a decade. It’s also the basis for the…

April 18, 2024

AI for Small Businesses: Insights and Policy Implications from 3C Roundtable

In recent years, the adoption of digital tools among small businesses has surged, with a notable increase in the integration of AI-powered tools. According to new 3C research, 64% of small businesses are already using AI for their business or have imminent plans to do so. The top reasons these businesses use or plan to…

March 13, 2024

Small Business Advocates in Action

Across the country, small business leaders have stood up, taken action, and made their voices heard on critical public policy issues that directly impact American small businesses. It’s inspiring to see these small businesses come together and share their stories, making a significant difference in the policy landscape. From voicing concerns about new regulations impacting…

January 30, 2024

Recapping 2023 and Looking Ahead to 2024

2023 was a landmark year for small businesses. Across the country, small business leaders made their voices heard – weighing in on important policy issues in Washington, DC and in state capitals. As we look ahead to what’s in store for 2024, we wanted to share some updates on issues impacting small businesses and how…

December 15, 2023

Amazon Asks Judge to Dismiss Bogus FTC Lawsuit

Amazon’s battle against the FTC’s bogus lawsuit continued with the online retailer and marketplace asking the court to throw out the suit because it lacked the legal grounds to go to trial. Small sellers across the country criticized the FTC for not understanding how Amazon, e-commerce, or running a business works, and shared concerns over…

December 13, 2023

Online Marketplaces Help Small Businesses Reach Customers and Succeed this Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and experts predict shoppers will spend more than $220 billion shopping online between November 1 and December 31. Holiday shopping is critical for small businesses, as 75% of small sellers rely on holiday sales to reach their annual goals. With so much at stake for small sellers,…

December 1, 2023

Five Tips to Help Small Businesses Maximize Holiday Sales

The holiday season is a crucial time for small businesses, and leveraging digital tools and technology can significantly enhance their operations and customer engagement. The Connected Commerce Council (3C) released five tips to help small businesses prepare for the busy 2023 holiday season and maximize their sales. 3C’s five tips for a successful holiday season:…

November 10, 2023

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