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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

Amazon Sellers Question Misguided FTC Assertions

It’s not really news (though it was apparently leaked) that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), after several years of investigation, may be close to filing a lawsuit alleging that Amazon’s business practices violate antitrust law.  What is news is the abject shakiness of the FTC’s reportedly strongest claim – that Amazon manipulates consumer search results…

July 3, 2023

Getting Data Privacy Right is Critical for Small Business Success

Small businesses continue to show incredible resilience despite years of unexpected economic turbulence. The economy remains fragile, but policymakers in Washington, D.C., and some states are tackling an issue that could have profound financial implications for small businesses: data privacy. The need for a national data privacy law One central tenet we can all agree…

June 28, 2023

View from Capitol Hill: Recapping 2022 and Looking Ahead to 2023

As we begin the new year, it is helpful to reflect on small businesses’ challenges and noteworthy successes in 2022. Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty, small businesses proved yet again that they are incredibly resilient and poised for a strong 2023.  In 2022, small businesses had another prolific year on Capitol Hill advocating for important…

January 24, 2023

3C Webinar Top 10 Q&As

The Connected Commerce Council (3C) recently hosted a webinar attended by hundreds of small business leaders from across the country to preview what to expect from the upcoming Congressional session and discuss what policymakers must do to prioritize small business issues and foster a stable business environment. Click here to watch a video recording of…

November 22, 2022

5 Tips for Small Business Holiday Sales

1. Tap into Online Markets and WebstoresSetting up an online store and selling on marketplaces like Amazon, Etsy, and Walmart and webstores like Shopify are fast and easy ways to find new customers before the holiday rush. Rural small businesses are already leveraging e-commerce to sell their products far beyond their local areas. Check out…

October 28, 2022

The Top 5 Things Small Business Owners Need To Know When Selling On Amazon

Whether you’re setting up shop for the first time or expanding your existing sales channels, deciding to sell on Amazon is an important step in broadening your customer base. The service has a strong appeal to platform users–in 2021, roughly 65 percent of all U.S. Amazon shoppers were Prime members. Small businesses are the backbone…

October 6, 2022

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