America’s technology companies are providing small businesses a digital safety net and driving recovery. Tell Iowa elected officials to stop playing political games with the lifeblood of our businesses.Join Us!
When the economic realities of modern agriculture hit home in 2005, Katie and Dean Colony knew they needed a fresh approach to save their Iowa family farm. They found seeds of hope in digital technology, planted them online, and nurtured their new business until it produced fruit.
Businesses with advanced use of digital technology expected 4x less revenue loss during the pandemic.
Policymakers should prioritize the creation of and incentivize small business participation in a new era of national and local public–private partnerships focused on overcoming common access and education barriers that many small businesses face, particularly during challenging times.
Without access to capital, small businesses cannot stay open, much less innovate. This is even more evident during a crisis. Many small businesses need access to new forms of capital and inexpensive services to bridge the gap in these situations. Policymakers should consider funding new forms of small business grants or loans and expanding national support networks. They should also be mindful of small businesses led by members of underserved groups.
Ask Iowa elected officials to put small business recovery first.
Now is not the time to limit the digital tools and online services small businesses are using to survive the COVID-19 crisis.
Join 3C and small businesses in your state by signing the letter below to your state policymakers.