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3C Insider: Congress Is Back—Here’s What You Need to Know

Congress is back following its August break. Before leaving last month, they passed a major piece of legislation and are working on several more bills that small businesses should keep an eye on. Here’s what you need to know: Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) While there were several vital provisions in this bill that passed last month, it’s…

Small businesses can’t afford Washington’s war on tech

Small businesses are poised to become collateral damage in Congress’ crusade against the tech titans.

“I Discovered A Superpower:” Digital Tools Help Hispanic-Led Small Businesses Soar

The word to describe Hispanic-led small businesses’ success: astronomical. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration: Nearly one in four new businesses is Hispanic-owned. Nearly 5 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. contribute more than $800 billion to the American economy every year. In the decade preceding the pandemic, the number of Hispanic business owners…

Small Business Organization Responds to California’s Amazon Lawsuit

Washington, DC (Sep 14, 2022): ​​Connected Commerce Council (3C) Executive Director Rob Retzlaff made the following statement in response to California’s lawsuit against Amazon. “This lawsuit is an extraordinary waste of taxpayer money, an affront to consumers and small Amazon sellers in California, and perplexing in its entirety. First, an essentially similar lawsuit in Washington,…

John T. Scott: Inadvisable law will cost small businesses more than $500 billion

In New Hampshire, nearly 138,000 small businesses employ 300,000 people, about half of our state’s workforce. It seems noncontroversial that elected officials would support policies

Online Marketplaces are the Future… if Congress Doesn’t Break the Business Model for Small Sellers

Millions of small businesses use accessible and affordable tools and services provided by digital platforms to launch, operate, grow, compete, and hire more employees. Technology provides small businesses with more easy-to-use options than ever before to help them reach markets beyond their local communities. And while brick-and-mortar stores and wholesale remain the most popular sales…

Congress must stop anti-tech legislation that will hurt small businesses

After years of digital advertising success, I’m perplexed that some in Congress are trying to pass the American Innovation and Choice Online Act…

Letter to the Editor: American Innovation and Choice Online Act

I own a small business that sells chamoy (traditional Mexican candy that is sweet and a little spicy) online. This isn’t my first business, but it is by far my most…

Why Mark Zuckerberg is talking so much about Meta’s Whatsapp for business

WhatsApp is already widely popular with U.S. consumers. Now Meta Platforms is turning more attention to building its small business base.

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