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Why Digital Tools Are Vital for Small Business Recovery

The past 16 months have been the most difficult and uncertain times in a century for America’s small businesses.

What small businesses need to know about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The SBA has recently opened applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide emergency assistance to restaurants that have suffered as a result of the pandemic. The RRF will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. …

New Research: European Small Businesses Benefit from Digital Safety Net

Brussels, March 24 — A new report shows European small businesses that adopted digital technologies sooner and more aggressively during COVID-19 reported 80% better sales and hired more people than digitally skeptical businesses. Digitally Driven: Europe, a study commissioned by the Connected Commerce Council (3C) in conjunction with Google and Greenberg, of more than 5,000 European small businesses,…

What You Need to Know About New Updates to the Paycheck Protection Program

TL;DR The Biden-Harris Administration announced several reforms to the Paycheck Protections Program. The new 14-day window for applications opened on February 24 and ends March 10. Intended to help businesses with under 20 employees & sole proprietors receive more financial support. Eliminates an exclusionary restriction that prevents small business owners with prior non-fraud felony convictions…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Increases Lending to Small Businesses in Need

Small businesses account for 44 percent of U.S. GDP, create two-thirds of net new jobs, and employ nearly half of America’s workers. Now, millions of main street small...

Small business coalition urges lawmakers to tread carefully against Big Tech

The Connected Commerce Council is urging federal lawmakers to consider the harm to small businesses that could result from new antitrust policy aimed at Big Tech.

New PPP Guidance

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) got a $284 billion injection after Congress passed another stimulus package – the Economic Aid Act. Final details were released by the SBA Wednesday and lawmakers made notable changes to ensure the funding goes to small businesses. Here’s what small businesses need to know: The SBA will restart PPP on…

Digital Tools Are Critical to Small Business Survival and Future Success

COVID-19 upended our entire economy, but small businesses have been hit particularly hard by quarantines, lockdowns, and uncertainty. Every American knows the sadness....

Connected Commerce Council Condemns Politicians Ignoring Small Businesses and Imminent Lawsuits that Threaten Digital Safety Net

WASHINGTON (Dec. 15, 2020) – Connected Commerce Council (3C) President Jake Ward responded today to news reports that several state Attorneys General are preparing to file suit against Google. 3C is a small business advocacy group with more than 13,000 members.   This summer, more than 3,700 small businesses wrote to their elected officials asking them…

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