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What You Need to Know About New Updates to the Paycheck Protection Program

TL;DR The Biden-Harris Administration announced several reforms to the Paycheck Protections Program. The new 14-day window for applications opened on February 24 and ends March 10. Intended to help businesses with under 20 employees & sole proprietors receive more financial support. Eliminates an exclusionary restriction that prevents small business owners with prior non-fraud felony convictions…

February 27, 2021

3C Celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, 3C invited Aerica Banks, the Founder and Principal of Shiso LLC, to host a panel discussion on Black small business owners’ personal journeys in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The panel featured Mimi Striplin of The Tiny Tassel and Shennice Cleckley of Smart Cookie Coaching. The discussion centered…

February 23, 2021

Digital Resources for Black Small Businesses

With more than 2 million Black-owned small businesses in the U.S., it is imperative that we not only celebrate the accomplishments of Black small business owners but look to the future to ensure these businesses can continue to thrive.  At 3C, our mission is to empower small businesses’ access to the digital tools that help…

February 19, 2021

New PPP Guidance

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) got a $284 billion injection after Congress passed another stimulus package – the Economic Aid Act. Final details were released by the SBA Wednesday and lawmakers made notable changes to ensure the funding goes to small businesses. Here’s what small businesses need to know: The SBA will restart PPP on…

January 8, 2021

Opinion: Embracing technology will propel Colorado’s economic recovery from COVID-19

The year 2020 began with a global pandemic that crippled the economy, upended daily routines, and saw heightened political and cultural tensions.  But all this...

December 7, 2020

Europe’s Big Tech Myopia Undermines Small Business Digital Safety Net

COVID-19 is surging again. European health officials are ordering more lockdowns, quarantines and travel restrictions. This is the time when small business owners, facing a financial tsunami of locked-down customers and economic headwinds, should invest in Digital Safety Net tools and services that can help them survive. But in a classic case of bad timing…

November 12, 2020

House of Reps “Big Tech” Indictment is Full of Small Businesses Pitfalls

Details matter. In the case of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff Report that calls for dramatic changes to how America regulates the Internet, it is astounding how many details the Report got wrong. Once again, Congress has demonstrated it simply does not know how Internet technology and e-commerce work. Millions of digitally empowered small…

November 5, 2020

Mr. October or Mr. Whiff? Chairman Cicilline Strikes Out on Long-Awaited Antitrust Report

It was Game Seven in the World Series of Antitrust, and all eyes were on Rep. David Cicilline as he strolled up to the plate. Fourteen months of interviews, millions of documents reviewed, and multiple hearings had Silicon Valley and regulators around the world holding their collective breath. But instead of coming up big in…

October 19, 2020

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