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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.

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…

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…

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…

Millions of Small Businesses Are at Risk

Recent legislation introduced in the House of Representatives would threaten the digital safety net that helped save millions of small businesses during the pandemic. American small businesses are waiting for Congress to take action and fill the gap in PPP loan funding, to support their recovery, to speak to their issues. Tell Congress to support…

Statement from 3C President Jake Ward Ahead of House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Hearings

Washington, DC (Feb. 24) — Connected Commerce Council (3C) President Jake Ward made the following statement before Thursday’s House Judiciary Committee antitrust hearing. “Tomorrow, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will launch another series of hearings about Competition, Online Gatekeepers, and Barriers to Entry. This is an utter waste of time. “At this moment, millions…

Rhode Island Small Businesses, Citing Bad Economy, Crave More Stability During Pandemic

WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2021) – Nearly 60 percent of Rhode Island small businesses believe that digital tools help their businesses survive the struggling economy and ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to a new survey released today by the Connected Commerce Council (3C). More importantly, as House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Rep. David Cicilline prepares for this week’s…

Arizona Small Businesses, Citing Bad Economy, Crave More Stability During Pandemic

WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2021) – Nearly three-quarters of Arizona small businesses believe that digital tools help their businesses survive the struggling economy and ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to a new survey released today by the Connected Commerce Council (3C). More importantly, as the House Antitrust Subcommittee prepares its latest round of hearings on digital platforms,…

Georgia Small Businesses, Citing Bad Economy, Crave More Stability During Pandemic

WASHINGTON (Feb. 24, 2021) – Nearly three-quarters of Georgia small businesses believe that digital tools help their businesses survive the struggling economy and ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to a new survey released today by the Connected Commerce Council (3C). More importantly, as U.S. Representatives Hank Johnson and Lucy McBath prepare for this week’s antitrust hearings…

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