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Technology impacted business in the US

 Giving Small Businesses More Power: How Technology Has Changed Small Businesses in the U.S.

A new report from the Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) says that small companies in the U.S. are confident and growing because they are using new technologies like AI.
This is still true even though they are afraid about possible tech rules and dealing with the problems caused by the pandemic.

Important Points:

95% of small businesses in the U.S. use at least one technology tool. Using technology has been linked to more sales, jobs, and earnings.

Important Points:

95% of small businesses in the U.S. use at least one technology tool. Using technology has been linked to more sales, jobs, and earnings.

AI is already being used by many companies. In fact, almost one in four small businesses now use AI, which has made communication and marketing better. People who used AI were 13% more likely to make more money than people who didn't use AI.

Weary of rules: Technology can be helpful, but about half of small business owners are worried about possible tech rules and the higher costs and cases that come with rules from other states.

Any suggestions for policies? If the right policies aren't in place to support a good cycle of technology development and adoption, small businesses might not be able to deal with the new challenges of the 21st century economy.

Small businesses might not be able to handle the new challenges of the 21st century economy if the right policies are not in place to encourage the creation and use of new technologies. The following ideas come from C_TEC for lawmakers who want to use digital tools and platforms to help small businesses in the US reach their full potential.

Write smart data safety rules for the whole country.

Based on this study, most small businesses are scared of having to follow technology rules made by other states. Seven out of ten small businesses say that making it harder to get to data could hurt their business. This is why Congress needs to make a privacy law that protects all Americans the same and keeps the good things about the digital economy. There are different privacy rules in all 50 states, according to a new study from the Information Technology and Information Foundation. This could cost the economy $1 trillion, with small businesses losing $200 billion. Some states have privacy laws that are hard to understand and sometimes go against each other. This is especially bad for small businesses, which have to pay more to follow the rules. A national privacy law that is better than any state privacy law is needed to make it easy for businesses to follow the rules.

A national privacy rule should also protect small businesses, which may find it hard to compete with better, bigger businesses. People should have strong rights under data security laws. However, small businesses might not be able to use digital tools like ads as much as they could if they limit or ban the use of large amounts of data or let people sue tech companies and end users in unfair class actions.

Make sure AI follows the rules.

Almost a quarter of small businesses already use AI and are happy with the results. Congress needs to make sure that the US stays competitive, promotes new ideas, and lowers risk. A study from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Commission on AI Competitiveness, Inclusion, and Innovation came out in March 2023. It stressed the need for risk-based regulation of AI instead of blanket bans, pauses, or rules. People should be taught how to do modern work better. Small business owners should be part of a workforce that is ready for the 21st century, and the government should put money into computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) schools to train the next generation of people who will make digital tools.
Don't let too much duty fall on you.

This part of the Communications Act was made by Congress in 1996. It says that engaging computer services aren't usually in charge of what content from other sources does. Since 1996, both the internet and businesses that use data have done very well. People should not ask Congress to get rid of this important law totally.

To play fairly, you must follow the rules. Some people say that the tech business should be hit hard with America's long-standing antitrust laws. It is not right for Congress to pass competition rules that target companies for regulation without giving those companies a chance to be heard.
You can help the "gig economy" grow. The research shows that small companies that use outside delivery services have grown, hired more staff, and made more money. The government shouldn't get in the way of people with flexible work schedules or app-based transport services telling others about good, flexible ways to make money. Instead, they should stay out of the way.
Connect all of America.

Lots of people, like small companies, need broadband to use most digital tools and stay in touch with customers across the country. In addition to what the private sector is doing, lawmakers need to invest in high-speed broadband in places that don't have it yet and figure out how to make it affordable for low-income Americans. A lot of money should be put into these projects, so lawmakers should make it easier to get permits and get rid of costly rules like those for broadband and domestic content that are similar to rules for public services.
Make the government more modern and automated. About 82% of small businesses think that the government should spend money to update IT so that it's easier for them to get things like permits and licenses. Getting better IT will save the government money and help them serve their people better in the long run.

How it was done: It was studied by the Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) and Teneo Research across the whole of the U.S. small business environment to see how different types of technology have changed small businesses and the economy. In the market, we learned that technology helps small businesses do well, and that lawmakers need to make it possible for all businesses to do well with digital tools.


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