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“I Discovered A Superpower:” Digital Tools Help Hispanic-Led Small Businesses Soar

The word to describe Hispanic-led small businesses’ success: astronomical. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration: Nearly one in four new businesses is Hispanic-owned. Nearly 5 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. contribute more than $800 billion to the American economy every year. In the decade preceding the pandemic, the number of Hispanic business owners…

September 19, 2022

Online Marketplaces are the Future… if Congress Doesn’t Break the Business Model for Small Sellers

Millions of small businesses use accessible and affordable tools and services provided by digital platforms to launch, operate, grow, compete, and hire more employees. Technology provides small businesses with more easy-to-use options than ever before to help them reach markets beyond their local communities. And while brick-and-mortar stores and wholesale remain the most popular sales…

August 29, 2022

Why Aren’t Policymakers Listening to Small Businesses on Anti-Tech Legislation?

Over the past two years, there has been a forceful effort by a coalition of unusual parties that have been working to completely rewrite America’s antitrust laws and upend the digital economy, hurting small businesses in the process. Progressive members of Congress seem hellbent on punishing success, conservatives claiming private entities that remove hateful or…

August 22, 2022

NEW REPORT: Online Sales Have Outsized Impact on Rural Small Sellers

As found in our previous survey of two thousand American SMBs, small businesses are adaptable and find customers everywhere – brick-and-mortar stores, seller-branded online shops and online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. We recently took this research a step further with a comparative study on small rural sellers. In this study, we compared how rural sellers…

July 18, 2022

Digital Economy Antitrust: Congress Aims Big, But Inflicts the Pain on Small Businesses

Small businesses – beware! Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) are pushing to have a vote in a matter of weeks on S.2992, the bad-for-small business, intentionally misnamed “American Innovation and Choice Online Act”(AICOA). The stated intent of this legislation is to limit the growth of America’s most successful digital companies; but the…

June 2, 2022

3C Webinar Top 10 Q&As

Recently, the Connected Commerce Council (3C) hosted a webinar attended by more than 1,000 small business leaders. 3C leadership, digital marketing experts and small business owners shared their grave concerns about how “anti-Big Tech” legislation being considered by Congress will hurt small businesses that use digital tools and services to operate and grow.  Click here…

February 4, 2022

U.S. Senate Legislation Will Hurt Small Businesses

Congress has helped millions of small businesses during COVID, with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and targeted assistance for restaurants and other businesses for example. But now, two years into the pandemic and amidst another surge, Congress is about to whack small businesses, because they seemingly are not paying attention.  Later this month the U.S.…

January 13, 2022

Five Tips For Small Businesses To Maximize Holiday Sales

As small business sellers prepare for a busy holiday season, the Connected Commerce Council today released five tips to help small businesses reach more customers and maximize sales during the holiday sales. 3C’s five tips for maximizing sales are:   Diversity sales methods A new study shows that small businesses that use several ways of selling…

November 23, 2021

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