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Harnessing Digital Tools for Healing

Branch Basics was started in Austin, TX by three women who were on a mission to help people remove toxic chemicals from their homes. Today, the company is based in Minnesota and operates entirely online, using many free and affordable digital tools to sell its products and find customers. Starting their website proved much easier…

April 21, 2022

A Family Doctor Becomes a Family Business Woman Through Digital Tools

When Wei-Shin Lai created SleepPhone®s headphones in the early 2000s, she didn’t plan on leaving her successful family medicine practice. She just wanted a good night’s sleep. Uncomfortable laying down in traditional headphones and unable to sleep without them, Wei-Shin and her husband Jason invented the bed-friendly headband and ultra-thin speakers out of necessity.  Wei-Shin’s…

April 18, 2022

Small Seller Stories: Learning from Experiences on Capitol Hill

On January 21, 2022, Amazon sellers convened to discuss harmful legislation being considered by Congress that could impact their business and the importance of sellers engaging with legislators on this issue to make their voice heard. The discussion was moderated by Rob Retzlaff, Executive Director of the Connected Commerce Council.

February 22, 2022

New Study: Digital Tools Empower Hispanic-Led Small Businesses and Drive Growth

February 1, 2022 (Washington, DC): A new survey from the Connected Commerce Council (3C) shows that digital tools continue to empower Hispanic small business owners and decision-makers (SMBs) to expand their business and drive growth. 85% of Hispanic-led businesses use digital tools as important parts of their business operations and 85% found a noticeable impact…

February 1, 2022

New Study: Digital Tools Empower Black-Led Small Businesses and Drive Growth

February 1, 2022 (Washington, DC): A new survey from the Connected Commerce Council (3C) shows that digital tools continue to empower Black small business owners and decision-makers (SMBs) to expand their business and drive growth. 85% of Black-led businesses use digital tools as important parts of their business operations, 80% view using digital tools to…

February 1, 2022

Protect American Small Businesses

Digital platforms are facing a crisis – and so are small businesses. It’s time to tell lawmakers: don’t hurt small businesses that rely on digital tools. We are small businesses – local stores, contractors, professional services firms, home-based businesses, and startups. We write to urge you to oppose anti-competitive legislation that could cause our country’s…

January 19, 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

Longmont Nonprofit Founder Recognized as 3C Congressional Champion

Oct. 27, 2021 (Washington, DC): Allison Yacht, founder of BraveHoods in Longmont, was recognized by the Connected Commerce Council (3C) as a Congressional Champion for her advocacy on Capitol Hill. Allison met with U.S. Rep. Ken Buck’s office to discuss how proposed laws to regulate digital platforms like Google and Facebook could hurt Colorado small…

October 27, 2021

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