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Surviving Coronavirus

The spread of coronavirus has had small business owners wondering what, if anything, they can do to maintain their businesses. While no one could have predicted how this pandemic would play out, there are many smart and practical things we can all do to set a stronger course for the road ahead, especially as we begin to reopen.

We are working to help small businesses, their employees, and their customers stay safe as we work toward recovery. To find the right tools to use, the right questions to ask, and the resources you need – including the 3C Fund Finder tool, visit 3C’s partner resource centers and check back on this page for tips and advice. We are in this together.

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Small Business Resilience

Member Highlight: Peninsula Party Rentals

As Feliciano Zavala writes in the San Francisco Chronicle, he is amazed that his Palo Alto-based party rental business is going so strong nearly a year after COVID-19 almost knocked it out. Following a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and loan and a revised focus on smaller events, Peninsula Party Rentals is finally getting back to…

Coronavirus Resources

6 ways small businesses can boost holiday sales in 2020 amid the pandemic

Unlike most retailers, which see a sales peak over the winter holidays, revenue at Potomac River Running, a chain of 10 specialty running stores in Washington, D.C…

November 2, 2020

How 4 small businesses have shifted to online sales

You’d be forgiven for thinking that now, maybe more than ever, it’s easy to run a small business. That where there’s a will (and stable wifi), you can source, produce, and automate your way…

October 29, 2020

Small biz owners: Do these 2 things to get more sales now

For most small businesses, the No. 1 issue is always: How do I make more sales? With so many customers now turning to online shopping, that’s tougher than it used to be. If you aren’t selling digitally…

October 23, 2020

How Emerging Marketplaces Are Simplifying (And Gamifying) Online Shopping

A new report from the Connected Commerce Council (3C) illustrates the economic benefits of online marketplaces for retail brands: Not only do they add value for retailers…

October 22, 2020

Op-ed: Here’s why the Justice Department’s Google lawsuit is bad for Indiana businesses

It is clear both in Indiana and across the United States that our fight against COVID-19 is far from over. Even as our businesses are cobbling together e-commerce and remote-work…

October 22, 2020

America’s tech giants are not the problem. Antitrust lawsuit against Google not the answer

 As we enter into a new age of competition and rivalry with China on strategic, on national security, on economic grounds, we have a lot of people in Washington who are…

October 22, 2020

Think like a technology company, 3C webinar says to small businesses

One month after releasing its findings on the digital safety net for small businesses, the Connected Commerce Council (3C) hosted Iowa businesses, community supporters…

October 22, 2020

Mr. October or Mr. Whiff? Chairman Cicilline Strikes Out on Long-Awaited Antitrust Report

It was Game Seven in the World Series of Antitrust, and all eyes were on Rep. David Cicilline as he strolled up to the plate. Fourteen months of interviews, millions of documents reviewed, and multiple hearings had Silicon Valley and regulators around the world holding their collective breath. But instead of coming up big in…

October 19, 2020

Digital Safety Net Provides Pandemic Protection for NY Small Businesses

Months into the coronavirus pandemic, much of New York’s small business community remains in disarray. Canceled events and mandatory shutdowns have…

October 15, 2020

Amazon Prime Day boosts small business shopping, too

Amazon’s annual shopping bonanza known as Prime Day begins Tuesday. Though, not everyone is excited: Campaign groups have urged shoppers to instead spend cash…

October 14, 2020

The new small business lifeline: digital tools

Businesses leaders confirmed one fact about our shared new normal at the first of three Google virtual Small Business Matters Roundtable events on Thursday, Sept. 14…

October 14, 2020

First things first: The digital safety net for SMBs post-COVID

85% of SMBs say COVID-19 made them rethink their approach to digital tools. Why it’s important: SMBs that are using digital tools, technology services and have…

October 14, 2020

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