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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

Myth v Fact: Misconceptions and False Premises in the FTC/Amazon Lawsuit

FTC Myth: [Amazon is] Charging costly fees on the hundreds of thousands of sellers that currently have no choice but to rely on Amazon to stay in business. These fees range from a monthly fee sellers must pay for each item sold to advertising fees that have become virtually necessary for sellers to do business.…

September 28, 2023

Unboxing Competition: Breaking up Amazon Will Benefit Chinese Marketplaces at Small Businesses’ Expense

A central argument Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan and her allies consistently make is that Amazon is hampering competition and needs to be broken up.  Reportedly, the agency is preparing a lawsuit to break up the company – a move that would ultimately hurt sellers who use Amazon’s services to reach global markets,…

September 25, 2023

The Balancing Act: Intelligent Policy Design for Intelligently-Driven Businesses

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a ubiquitous term in our rapidly evolving digital era, driving transformative changes across nearly all industries. Among its numerous applications, AI has emerged as a game-changer for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), offering them transformative productivity hacks and leveling the playing field against larger competitors. However, with policymakers now charged…

September 19, 2023

Breaking Prime: How the FTC Could Harm Millions of Small Sellers

Selling on Amazon has proven to be a game changer for small businesses, providing them access to a global audience and the opportunity to thrive in the e-commerce industry. Close to 90% of Amazon Prime members say they like what they’re getting, and this satisfaction translates to increased visibility and sales for small sellers, giving…

August 16, 2023

AI: The New Frontier for Small Businesses

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be all over the news these days. Since the arrival of ChatGPT, more and more companies are touting the use of AI. With this increase in attention to AI, there have also been some concerns from policymakers, advocates, and others around job displacement, disinformation, and data security. While skepticism of…

August 3, 2023

3C Webinar Top 10 Q&As

As part of the #SummerofSmallBizAdvocacy, hundreds of small business leaders attended our webinar on “Unleashing the Power of Advocacy for Your Small Business.” The webinar featured an esteemed panel of small business owners from the 3C Community who passionately shared their perspectives about the importance of advocacy and encouraged others to get involved.  Click here…

July 25, 2023

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