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Small Business Advocates in Action

Across the country, small business leaders have stood up, taken action, and made their voices heard on critical public policy issues that directly impact American small businesses. It’s inspiring to see these small businesses come together and share their stories, making a significant difference in the policy landscape. From voicing concerns about new regulations impacting…

As a small business owner in Tennessee, Amazon’s model is a boon, not a bane

In my experience as an online seller, Amazon isn’t anti-competitive – it’s best-in-class. It lets small businesses target specific markets and deliver impeccable service with lean budgets.

Digital Tools Transform a Hobby into a Thriving Handcrafted Home Decor Business

Henderson, NV Britta Carlson-Sessums of Henderson, NV, elevates homes by giving new life to old furniture. She has been sewing for over 35 years and used it as an outlet to offset her high-stress finance job. In 2013, she turned her hobby into a full-time career and created Britta Leigh Designs, a family-owned and operated…

Experience Summer in New England with Seawicks Candle Company

Edgecomb, ME Inspired by his cottage in Edgecomb, ME, Michael Gaffney created Seawicks Candle Company to encapsulate everything he loves about New England summers. With fragrances from strawberry picking to salty seas, Seawicks’ hand-poured soy wax candles can transport anyone to summer on Maine’s coast. Michael began by selling his candles in a small storefront…

Recapping 2023 and Looking Ahead to 2024

2023 was a landmark year for small businesses. Across the country, small business leaders made their voices heard – weighing in on important policy issues in Washington, DC and in state capitals. As we look ahead to what’s in store for 2024, we wanted to share some updates on issues impacting small businesses and how…

Amazon Asks Judge to Dismiss Bogus FTC Lawsuit

Amazon’s battle against the FTC’s bogus lawsuit continued with the online retailer and marketplace asking the court to throw out the suit because it lacked the legal grounds to go to trial. Small sellers across the country criticized the FTC for not understanding how Amazon, e-commerce, or running a business works, and shared concerns over…

Online Marketplaces Help Small Businesses Reach Customers and Succeed this Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and experts predict shoppers will spend more than $220 billion shopping online between November 1 and December 31. Holiday shopping is critical for small businesses, as 75% of small sellers rely on holiday sales to reach their annual goals. With so much at stake for small sellers,…

A Q&A with Entrepreneur Melissa Horvath of Sweet Water Decor

There’s never been a better time for modern women to start their own businesses. Whether they have families to look after or no background in business, selling online makes it easier than ever for women to ditch their 9-5s

Making Water Cleaner with Epic Water Filters

Boulder, CO Epic Water Filters was founded in 2015 with the mission to provide high-quality water filters that enable people around the world to trust their tap water and adopt more sustainable lifestyles. The founders, Joel Stevens and Ash Heather, are dedicated to developing innovative water filtration products and collaborating with non-profit organizations to address…

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