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The Balancing Act: Intelligent Policy Design for Intelligently-Driven Businesses

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a ubiquitous term in our rapidly evolving digital era, driving transformative changes across nearly all industries. Among its numerous applications, AI has emerged as a game-changer for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), offering them transformative productivity hacks and leveling the playing field against larger competitors. However, with policymakers now charged…

Breaking Prime: How the FTC Could Harm Millions of Small Sellers

Selling on Amazon has proven to be a game changer for small businesses, providing them access to a global audience and the opportunity to thrive in the e-commerce industry. Close to 90% of Amazon Prime members say they like what they’re getting, and this satisfaction translates to increased visibility and sales for small sellers, giving…

AI: The New Frontier for Small Businesses

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be all over the news these days. Since the arrival of ChatGPT, more and more companies are touting the use of AI. With this increase in attention to AI, there have also been some concerns from policymakers, advocates, and others around job displacement, disinformation, and data security. While skepticism of…

Getting Data Privacy Right is Critical for Small Business Success

Small businesses continue to show incredible resilience despite years of unexpected economic turbulence. The economy remains fragile, but policymakers in Washington, D.C., and some states are tackling an issue that could have profound financial implications for small businesses: data privacy. The need for a national data privacy law One central tenet we can all agree…

View from Capitol Hill: Recapping 2022 and Looking Ahead to 2023

As we begin the new year, it is helpful to reflect on small businesses’ challenges and noteworthy successes in 2022. Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty, small businesses proved yet again that they are incredibly resilient and poised for a strong 2023.  In 2022, small businesses had another prolific year on Capitol Hill advocating for important…

3C Webinar Top 10 Q&As

The Connected Commerce Council (3C) recently hosted a webinar attended by hundreds of small business leaders from across the country to preview what to expect from the upcoming Congressional session and discuss what policymakers must do to prioritize small business issues and foster a stable business environment. Click here to watch a video recording of…

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…

Why Aren’t Policymakers Listening to Small Businesses on Anti-Tech Legislation?

Over the past two years, there has been a forceful effort by a coalition of unusual parties that have been working to completely rewrite America’s antitrust laws and upend the digital economy, hurting small businesses in the process. Progressive members of Congress seem hellbent on punishing success, conservatives claiming private entities that remove hateful or…

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…

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