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Reopening The Economy: What’s Next for Small Biz?

As more and more states cautiously begin to move toward reopening their economies, small businesses are balancing the pressure to reopen with concern for the safety of their employees and customers. Many states still lack adequate testing and business owners in states like Georgia are worried that state officials’ reopening announcements are premature.  At the…

May 15, 2020

Helping Students Master Math During A Shutdown

As a student, Marcus Blackwell used his piano-playing skills to overcome his “math phobia.” Now, Blackwell’s educational app Make Music Count is helping 3rd – 12th grade students across the country master addition, subtraction, fractions, algebra, and more – while helping parents successfully homeschool their children during the pandemic. Blackwell began playing piano at age 5,…

May 13, 2020

The Spice House: Supporting Small Businesses While Staying Tastefully Safe

The Spice House is as much a community as it is an expert spice business. The 60-year-old business has a steady customer base of restaurants, chefs, and foodies, as well as a close-knit network of suppliers (with some so secret, even CEO Charlie Mayer doesn’t know them).  Mayer calls The Spice House stores “a sensory…

May 8, 2020

3C Small Business Week

National Small Business Week 2020 has been postponed by the Small Business Administration due to the coronavirus pandemic.  While made with the best intentions, the postponement comes at a difficult and challenging time for American small businesses. Social distancing has forced millions of business owners to choose between their livelihoods or the law, while a…

May 4, 2020

Statement in Response to President Trump’s Remarks About the Post Office

WASHINGTON, DC. (April 24, 2020) – The following statement was issued today by Connected Commerce Council (3C) President Jake Ward responding to remarks President Trump made in the Oval Office about the U.S. Postal Service, package delivery rates and Amazon. “Criticism of the United States Postal Service and private companies that are maintaining the country’s…

April 24, 2020

Opinion: The Wrong Time For a Small Business Digital Tax

With Governor Hogan ordering non-essential businesses to close and employees to work from home, Maryland small businesses are working overtime with digital...

April 16, 2020

Maryland chose worst possible time to enact digital small business tax

The economy is in COVID-19 turmoil. Business closures, event cancellations and quarantines are crushing small businesses nationwide. With Gov. Hogan...

April 13, 2020

Keeping Commerce Connected & Protected
Balancing Worker Safety With Supply Chain Stability

The world is in the midst of an economic and cultural fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The complexity of social distancing and the resulting stagnation of world markets has shown a spotlight on the importance of access to digital resources and marketplaces – particularly for American small businesses. In this new light, we should not…

April 8, 2020

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