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Congress to Vote on American Innovation and Online Choice Act Impacting Small Businesses

July is independent retailers month, and a group is pushing for Congress to act quickly on a bill that would have a major impact on small businesses…

Business advocate discusses American Innovation and Choice Online Act

The American Innovation and Choice Online Act seeks to change the cost of accessing digital tools and marketplaces. Sonseeahray Tonsall spoke with Executive Director for the Connected…

NEW REPORT: Online Sales Have Outsized Impact on Rural Small Sellers

As found in our previous survey of two thousand American SMBs, small businesses are adaptable and find customers everywhere – brick-and-mortar stores, seller-branded online shops and online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. We recently took this research a step further with a comparative study on small rural sellers. In this study, we compared how rural sellers…

New Study: Online Sales Fuel Rural Small Business Growth and Optimism

Washington, DC (July 14, 2022): A new study shows that small rural sellers may be the greatest beneficiaries of the many innovations in online selling. A survey of 1,000 rural sellers, commissioned by the Connected Commerce Council, shows that the most popular sales methods for rural small sellers are online marketplaces (57%) and web stores…

Anti-Tech Legislation Would Slam Small Businesses With $100,000 “Digital Economy Tax”

Washington, DC (July 13, 2022): A new study estimates that the American Innovation and Choice Online Act (AICOA / S.2992), spearheaded by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), would cost millions of small businesses nationwide on average more than $100,000 each during the first five years after the law takes effect. The report by Dartmouth College economist…

Congress is ignoring small businesses on tech antitrust

For years, small businesses nationwide have raised alarms about misguided legislation targeting America’s biggest…

Proposed Antitrust Laws Could Hurt Amazon Sellers And Consumers

Antitrust legislation languishing in Washington, D.C., since last summer could destroy the Amazon Marketplace. This would kill off millions of jobs and shutter hundreds of thousands of small businesses at…

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

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