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Five Tips For Small Businesses To Maximize Holiday Sales

As small business sellers prepare for a busy holiday season, the Connected Commerce Council today released five tips to help small businesses reach more customers and maximize sales during the holiday sales. 3C’s five tips for maximizing sales are:   Diversity sales methods A new study shows that small businesses that use several ways of selling…

Introducing: 3C’s Digitally Driven Assessment Tool

At 3C, we understand the valuable role digital tools play in acting as a lifeline to small businesses everywhere. Throughout the course of the pandemic, we’ve realized these tools served as a Digital Safety Net – and as the country emerges from COVID-19, businesses everywhere are relying on online tools and services to recover, grow and…

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Small Businesses

Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) businesses represent a robust sector of the small business community. According to the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, there are nearly 2 million Asian-owned small businesses in the U.S., with almost half having fewer than 20 employees and 19% in the accommodations and food services industry.…

What You Need to Know About New Updates to the Paycheck Protection Program

TL;DR The Biden-Harris Administration announced several reforms to the Paycheck Protections Program. The new 14-day window for applications opened on February 24 and ends March 10. Intended to help businesses with under 20 employees & sole proprietors receive more financial support. Eliminates an exclusionary restriction that prevents small business owners with prior non-fraud felony convictions…

3C Celebrates Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, 3C invited Aerica Banks, the Founder and Principal of Shiso LLC, to host a panel discussion on Black small business owners’ personal journeys in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The panel featured Mimi Striplin of The Tiny Tassel and Shennice Cleckley of Smart Cookie Coaching. The discussion centered…

Digital Resources for Black Small Businesses

With more than 2 million Black-owned small businesses in the U.S., it is imperative that we not only celebrate the accomplishments of Black small business owners but look to the future to ensure these businesses can continue to thrive.  At 3C, our mission is to empower small businesses’ access to the digital tools that help…

New PPP Guidance

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) got a $284 billion injection after Congress passed another stimulus package – the Economic Aid Act. Final details were released by the SBA Wednesday and lawmakers made notable changes to ensure the funding goes to small businesses. Here’s what small businesses need to know: The SBA will restart PPP on…

Sunrise Coffee: Serving Up Coffee, Community and Connectivity During COVID-19

For Juanny Romeo, coffee has always been brewed with a little bit of hardship and a whole lot of community. A former barista, Juanny opened her first coffee shop on the first day of the Great Recession in 2008. Now, she owns three (soon to be four!) Sunrise Coffee cafes and couldn’t think of anything…

Goodr: Feed More, Waste Less, and Digital-First

While feeding people on the streets of Atlanta in 2013, Jasmine Crowe was angry. She knew that every year, millions of Americans suffer from the effects of food scarcity – and yet, huge amounts of edible food are dumped in landfills.  So, she decided to do something about it.  Today, she is CEO of Goodr, a…

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