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Amazon Delivers Success for Small Brands

Central Illinois is known for commodities and livestock, but from a laptop in Bloomington, I’ve built a successful luggage brand — thanks to my partners at Amazon.

Congress is ignoring small businesses on tech antitrust

For years, small businesses nationwide have raised alarms about misguided legislation targeting America’s biggest online companies – Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. But, despite the highly valuable and beneficial tools

Small Business Leaders Overwhelmingly Oppose Tech Antitrust Legislation

Washington, DC (June 23, 2022): As U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) urges her colleagues to support legislation attacking large online platforms such as Amazon, Facebook and Google, a new study shows that small businesses oppose efforts to restrict platforms from offering integrated tools and services that save small businesses time and money. In a survey…

Small Businesses Face Threat From Antitrust Bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is working with Sen. Amy Klobuchar to bring her antitrust bill — the American Innovation and Choice Online Act…

Why The AICO Act Will Threaten Consumers And Merchants’ Ability To Choose And Stifle Innovation

Like many ordinary consumers who make multiple buying decisions every day, my husband has to decide what he wants to buy, whether he…

Small sellers have a big appetite for using B2B marketplaces

Smaller companies are using online marketplaces more because it gives them the ability to scale fast (47%) and lower barriers to connecting with new customers (46%), says a new research report.

Digital Economy Antitrust: Congress Aims Big, But Inflicts the Pain on Small Businesses

Small businesses – beware! Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) are pushing to have a vote in a matter of weeks on S.2992, the bad-for-small business, intentionally misnamed “American Innovation and Choice Online Act”(AICOA). The stated intent of this legislation is to limit the growth of America’s most successful digital companies; but the…

New Research: Online Marketplaces Help Level the Playing Field for Small Sellers

Washington, DC (May 26, 2022): Small business sellers are finding incredible value in selling their products via online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, and Target, plus many smaller ones, according to a new study commissioned by the Connected Commerce Council (3C). In a survey of 1,000 small and medium-sized sellers (SMB Sellers) nationwide, nearly…

3C Criticizes Sen. Klobuchar’s Latest Amendment to S. 2992 as a Sham that Doesn’t Address Small Business Concerns

Washington, DC (May 26, 2022): Rob Retzlaff, Connected Commerce Council (3C) Executive Director, released the following statement following Sen. Klobuchar’s (D-MN) manager’s amendment to Senate Bill 2992, the American Innovation and Choice online Act.  “Senate Klobuchar’s manager’s amendment is political window dressing, designed to make her colleagues believe she has addressed some of the countless…

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