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Cece Meadows, Prados Beauty

In honor of #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, we wanted to highlight an incredible small business owner Cece Meadows, founder and CEO of @PradosBeauty. As a Chicana/Indigenous woman whose ancestors are of the Yoeme and Nʉmʉnʉ people and as a natural philanthropist, Cece is bringing Indigenous representation into the beauty world. Back in 2018, Cece worked backstage for New…

5 Tips for Small Business Holiday Sales

1. Tap into Online Markets and WebstoresSetting up an online store and selling on marketplaces like Amazon, Etsy, and Walmart and webstores like Shopify are fast and easy ways to find new customers before the holiday rush. Rural small businesses are already leveraging e-commerce to sell their products far beyond their local areas. Check out…

The Top 5 Things Small Business Owners Need To Know When Selling On Amazon

Whether you’re setting up shop for the first time or expanding your existing sales channels, deciding to sell on Amazon is an important step in broadening your customer base. The service has a strong appeal to platform users–in 2021, roughly 65 percent of all U.S. Amazon shoppers were Prime members. Small businesses are the backbone…

Small Business Owners Credit Technology Platforms As A “Lifeline” For Their Business

Over the past five years, America’s small business owners have faced numerous economic challenges—COVID-19, supply chain disruptions, staffing…

Denver Startup Founder Recognized as 3C Congressional Champion

Washington, DC (Sep. 26, 2022): Angel Johnson, the founder of ICONI in Denver, was recognized by the Connected Commerce Council (3C) as a Congressional Champion for her advocacy on Capitol Hill. Angel met with Sen. Bennet’s and Sen. Hickenlooper’s offices last week to discuss the importance of digital tools for startups and small businesses, and the need…

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

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