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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

Another Reality Check for the FTC Following Misguided Amazon Lawsuit

Just a few weeks after the FTC and 17 state Attorneys General sued Amazon, alleging that the popular online marketplace impedes competition, CNBC published an article detailing how Walmart continues challenging Amazon for online marketplace supremacy; just the latest in a long line of examples of how all retailers, both physical and online, and marketplaces…

October 27, 2023

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Safeguarding Small Businesses in the Digital Age October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and there are some important things small businesses need to think about as they run and grow their businesses.  The advent of the Internet unlocked unprecedented opportunities for small businesses. However, it also ushered in a new kind of crime: cyberattacks that can…

October 23, 2023

AI: Empowering Small Business Voices

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is spurring innovation across industries and is changing how companies operate, offering significant benefits to small businesses, including improved operational efficiency and cost savings. With rapid AI development and the ongoing call for regulating the technology, it is critical that policymakers prioritize the interests of small businesses. If policymakers overregulate AI, it…

October 5, 2023

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