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Small Businesses Send 20,000 Letters Urging Congress To Oppose Anti-Tech Legislation

Jan. 19, 2022 (Washington, DC): As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for Thursday’s vote on antitrust legislation that targets Big Tech digital platforms, nearly 7,000 small businesses sent more than 20,000 letters to Members of Congress urging them to oppose this bill and others that would force companies like Google and Amazon to change their…

In 2022 Congress Might Double-Cross Small Businesses

If 2022 is the Year of Small Business and the Year of Bashing Big Tech, Congress will win headlines, but small businesses will be the collateral damage.

Small Business Group: DC Insiders Klobuchar and Grassley Will Hurt U.S. Small Businesses with Unwanted Big Tech Legislation

Jan. 12, 2022 (Washington, DC): Connected Commerce Council (3C) Executive Director Rob Retzlaff harshly criticizes the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust legislation markup announcement. “Millions of small businesses across the country have embraced digital tools and services provided by American technology companies and say they plan to continue using these tools and services that helped them…

Covid-19 Widened Inequalities. Digital Tools Can Close the Gap

As well as its more obvious effects, one of the most noticeable aspects about the global pandemic was that it further widened existing divides. Women, low-income workers, the youngest and the poorest were hit extremely hard.

Antitrust legislation imperils consumers and small businesses

While each piece of legislation has a differing likelihood of passing both chambers, they all ignore the benefits that online marketplaces provide to consumers, small businesses, and third-party sellers. Moreover, while limiting consumers' online choices, these proposals also ignore how small businesses rely on major online platforms

State Sen. DeLano, economic development leaders talk Tech in Mississippi

Sen. DeLano, All-Star Lineup of Mississippi Business and Tech Leaders to Headline 3C ‘Tech Forward Webcast’

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (Dec. 1, 2021) — Mississippi State Senate Technology Chairman Scott DeLano joined an all-star lineup of Mississippi business and technology leaders for a discussion about the role technology platforms and digital tools are playing during the pandemic and growing the Mississippi economy. Participants also discussed Mississippi’s technology workforce future. The “Tech Forward Webcast:…

Fort Worth Mayor Parker, Business and Tech Leaders Discuss Ways to Grow Entrepreneurial and Small Business Ecosystem

Fort Worth, TX (Dec. 1, 2021) — Today, small business advocacy group Connected Commerce Council (3C) hosted a virtual webinar with Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker and local business and tech leaders about the state of the digital economy in Fort Worth. “Growing Fort Worth’s Small Business Community and Fueling the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem” was moderated…

Small Business Info Session With 3C

Congress has introduced several bills which put at risk the digital tools and services offered by leading American companies that help small businesses compete, advertise and prosper. While it’s early in the legislative process, these bills could potentially result in hundreds of thousands of American small businesses losing access to customers, marketplaces and online advertising.…

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