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Digital Marketplaces Lend Visibility To Diverse Small Business Sellers

Digital marketplaces offer small businesses the leverage they need to expand and reach new customers. Half of the items sold on Amazon worldwide are from more than 1.9 million small-and medium-sized businesses. In 2018, these businesses generated more than $160 billion in revenue, resulting in an average annual revenue of $90,000 per business. But the…

Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses’ Success Stories (Part II)

Earlier this month, we highlighted three Black-owned businesses that break barriers every day.  When Black-owned businesses succeed, our economy succeeds. In the second part of our Black History Month celebration, we’re telling more of our members’ success stories and encouraging policymakers to continue to support the digital tools that help them thrive. Kettlebell Kings – Austin,…

Why Congress Should Sweep Small Biz Off Its Feet – Not Under The Rug

Valentine’s Day is the time for celebrating special connections – or in the case of small businesses, connectivity.  Digitally-enabled small businesses perform better in a competitive landscape. But this year, Congress is acting like a particularly bad date: making plans without them and throwing out empty promises to put small businesses first. To give lawmakers…

3C’s Boston Roundtable: We’ve Got Our Heads (And Storage) in the “Cloud”

This week, Senator Warren’s Regional Director Ariel Vega Jr. joined 3C members from the Boston area for a roundtable luncheon on the positive impact of digital tools, platforms and marketplaces for local small businesses. Led by 3C’s own Rob Ellsworth and Small Business Roundtable Co-Executive Director John Stanford, conversation hit on a variety of opportunities…

Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses’ Success Stories (Part I)

Black-owned businesses are breaking barriers and creating small business success stories every day.  The number of Black-owned businesses in the U.S. increased by 34.6% from 1.9 million in 2007 to 2.6 million in 2012, with women leading the charge. Women account for 58.8% of Black-owned small business owners – the only racial or ethnic group with…

3C’s Austin Roundtable: Digital Tools’ Accurate Advertising Makes For #SmallBiz Success

The second of our small business roundtable events – this time at Capital Factory in Austin, Texas – was a hit for small business owners and digital tools alike. Over a dozen small business owners and leaders from the Austin area joined staff from Senator John Cornyn’s office, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office, the Small Business…

Data Privacy In 2020: If You Collect It, Protect It

With 2020 off to a bumpy start with the California Consumer Privacy Act, small businesses are feeling the pressure to comply with increasingly complicated and burdensome data privacy regulations.  Limited financial resources and unintentional violations could cost small businesses millions. So, on days like Data Privacy Day, it’s more important than ever to stay brushed…

3C’s Tampa Roundtable: Identifying #SmallBiz Digital Barriers & Benefits

Some 85% of small businesses cite digital tools as critical to their success – and attendees at 3C’s roundtable event in Tampa, FL echoed that sentiment. Joined by staff from Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rick Scott’s offices, small business owners and leaders from the Tampa Bay area shared stories about the role of digital…

Member Highlight: Madeworthy Media

Victoria Wise’s small business success story started on Facebook – and led to her being named one of the 400 most influential people in Fort Worth, Texas. Wise’s publishing company, Madeworthy Media, began as a Facebook group called Tanglewood Moms for Fort Worth. Over the course of four years, the group blossomed into a blog and…

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