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3C’s Boston Roundtable: We’ve Got Our Heads (And Storage) in the “Cloud”

This week, Senator Warren’s Regional Director Ariel Vega Jr. joined 3C members from the Boston area for a roundtable luncheon on the positive impact of digital tools, platforms and marketplaces for local small businesses. Led by 3C’s own Rob Ellsworth and Small Business Roundtable Co-Executive Director John Stanford, conversation hit on a variety of opportunities…

February 13, 2020

Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses’ Success Stories (Part I)

Black-owned businesses are breaking barriers and creating small business success stories every day.  The number of Black-owned businesses in the U.S. increased by 34.6% from 1.9 million in 2007 to 2.6 million in 2012, with women leading the charge. Women account for 58.8% of Black-owned small business owners – the only racial or ethnic group with…

February 10, 2020

3C’s Austin Roundtable: Digital Tools’ Accurate Advertising Makes For #SmallBiz Success

The second of our small business roundtable events – this time at Capital Factory in Austin, Texas – was a hit for small business owners and digital tools alike. Over a dozen small business owners and leaders from the Austin area joined staff from Senator John Cornyn’s office, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office, the Small Business…

January 29, 2020

Data Privacy In 2020: If You Collect It, Protect It

With 2020 off to a bumpy start with the California Consumer Privacy Act, small businesses are feeling the pressure to comply with increasingly complicated and burdensome data privacy regulations.  Limited financial resources and unintentional violations could cost small businesses millions. So, on days like Data Privacy Day, it’s more important than ever to stay brushed…

January 28, 2020

3C’s Tampa Roundtable: Identifying #SmallBiz Digital Barriers & Benefits

Some 85% of small businesses cite digital tools as critical to their success – and attendees at 3C’s roundtable event in Tampa, FL echoed that sentiment. Joined by staff from Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott’s offices, small business owners and leaders from the Tampa Bay area shared stories about the role of digital…

January 27, 2020

Member Highlight: Madeworthy Media

Victoria Wise’s small business success story started on Facebook – and led to her being named one of the 400 most influential people in Fort Worth, Texas. Wise’s publishing company, Madeworthy Media, began as a Facebook group called Tanglewood Moms for Fort Worth. Over the course of four years, the group blossomed into a blog and…

January 24, 2020

Member Highlight: BirdieBox

As Congress and policymakers tackle issues within the technology sector, it is crucial they consider the small businesses that directly benefit from digital tools, services, and platforms that larger companies provide – of which BirdieBox is one. A luxury gifting business with a penchant for curating, customizing and packaging prestigious gifts, BirdieBox uses digital tools to…

January 17, 2020

Supporting Main Street Through Access to Digital Tools

Starting and running a small business is easier and less expensive than ever before. Digital tools and services have made once expensive business operations like building a website, advertising, and processing payments affordable and routine. Because these digital tools are easy to use, a baker or a mechanic on Main Street can expand their customer…

January 9, 2020

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