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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…

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…

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…

3C Slams Sen. Lee Bill That Would Crush Small Business Online Advertising

Washington, DC (May 19, 2022): Rob Retzlaff, Connected Commerce Council (3C) Executive Director, today responded to Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) introduction of The Competition and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act, legislation that will cause ad prices to rise, disproportionately hurting small businesses that use affordable digital ads to promote their business. “Google’s affordable, easy-to-use digital…

New Research: Small Businesses Believe Congress is Focusing on Wrong Issues

Washington, DC (May 19, 2022): As inflation rises to historic high levels, the stock market continues to be volatile, and supply chain disruptions threaten economic recovery, small business leaders are confounded by Congress’s excessive attention on a problem that doesn’t exist: “fixing” the remarkably successful small and medium-sized business (SMB) digital economy. A national survey…

Speaker Hilgers, All-Star Lineup of Nebraska Business Leaders Headline 3C ‘Tech Forward Webcast’

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA (Apr. 28, 2022) — Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers today joined an all-star lineup of Nebraska business and technology leaders for a virtual discussion with Connected Commerce Council (3C) Chairman Jake Ward about innovation in the state. This online forum focused on how Nebraska is fostering an environment for innovation to thrive…

The Connected Commerce Council Stands With Florida Small Businesses Against Burdensome Data Privacy Bills

February 25, 2022 (Washington, DC): Connected Commerce Council (3C) Executive Director Rob Retzlaff released the following statement regarding Florida HB 9 and SB 1864, data privacy legislation is intended to burden small business partners that provide affordable and effective targeted advertising services: “All businesses should treat consumers’ personal information with respect. But Florida’s proposed privacy…

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