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Statement from Small Business Group Regarding Upcoming IMCO Working Group Meeting on Targeted Advertising

Oct. 19, 2021, BRUSSELS: Connected Commerce Council (3C) spokesperson Brandon Mitchener made the following statement regarding the upcoming Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee’s Working Group on the Digital Single Market meeting regarding targeted advertising: “As the Digital Single Market Group meets to discuss targeted digital advertising, the members must understand that digital advertising…

150 Owners Of Micro And Small Portuguese Companies Subscribe Letter To Eurodeputies

Lisbon – 10th November 2021 – A group of 150 national company owners signed a letter sent this Wednesday to the European Parliament, calling on Portuguese MEPs to defend micro and SMEs during the discussion and voting of the European Commission’s proposal for the Regulation of Digital Markets (DMA – Digital Markets Act). While understanding…

Small Business Group Highlights Digital Markets Act Impact on Online Advertising

Brussels – October 14, 2021 The Connected Commerce Council (3C), a global small business organisation with more than 1,800 digitally empowered European members, today drew attention to proposals in the Digital Markets Act (DMA) that would unintentionally hurt small businesses by changing the economics of digital marketing and advertising. “Digital marketing and advertising may be…

Small Business Group Criticises Digital Markets Act Amendment That Would Ban Targeted Advertising

Brussels – August 23, 2021–The Connected Commerce Council, a global organisation whose membership includes more than 1,800 European small businesses, today criticised Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the Greens/EFA Political Group for suggesting an amendment to the proposed EU Digital Markets Act (DMA) that would ban targeted advertising.  The DMA proposal was introduced…

Honey shop: ‘hobby got out of hand’

What started as a hobby twenty years ago has grown into a full-fledged company since corona. Ahmet Taskan runs the Honingwinkel webshop with his family. Ecommerce News spoke to him about the growth of the family business.

New Research: French Small Businesses Benefit from Digital Safety Net

A new report shows French small businesses that adopted digital technologies sooner and more aggressively during COVID-19 reported hiring 18X more employees during COVID-19 than more digitally skeptical businesses. Digitally Driven: Europe, a study commissioned by the Connected Commerce Council (3C) in conjunction with Google and Greenberg, of more than 5,000 small businesses including 600…

82% of Spanish SMEs used digital tools to deal with the pandemic crisis

82% of small Spanish companies implemented digital tools in their businesses to deal with the pandemic, 2% more than the European average, according to data provided by a Connected Commerce Council study carried out in collaboration with Google.

Misfire: How the Digital Markets Act Will Unwittingly Hurt European Small Businesses

The DMA is not just targeting the largest tech companies, it also has significant impact on SMEs. Tech-intensive start-ups face regulatory hurdles that raise the barriers to scaling up...

New Research: Germany Small Businesses Benefit from Digital Safety Net

June 16, 2021 (COLOGNE, GERMANY): A new report shows German small businesses that adopted digital technologies sooner and more aggressively during COVID-19 reported hiring close to 6X more employees during COVID-19 than more digitally skeptical businesses (vs. 3.3X Europe-wide). Digitally Driven: Europe, a study commissioned by the Connected Commerce Council (3C) in conjunction with Google…

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