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Spring is in the air, and with it comes a sense of renewal and growth. It’s a great time to take stock of your business and see where you can make some improvements.

  • Invest in new technology. There are always new technologies coming out that can help businesses grow. Do some research and see if there are any new technologies that could help your business. Maybe it’s time to check out AI?
  • Hire new employees. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it may be time to hire some help. Look for employees who are skilled in the areas where you need the most help. Maybe an intern?
  • Expand your product or service line. If you’re already offering a successful product or service, consider expanding your line to offer more choices for your customers. Business partnerships can help you grow.
  • Branch out into new markets. If you’re only selling your products or services in one area, consider expanding into new markets. This could mean selling your products online or in new stores or to a different demographic.

Spring is a time of new beginnings, so take advantage of it to grow your business. By following these tips, you can set yourself up for success in the months to come.

Speaking of exciting growth…

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the State of the City. What an amazing event! It was an opportunity for us to come together as a community and celebrate all that we have accomplished together. We heard from Mayor Ashcraft, Assemblymember Mia Bonta, and City Manager Jennifer Ott about their plans for the future of our area.

I was particularly impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the crowd. It was clear that everyone is excited about the future of Alameda.

Again, I would like to thank our sponsors, who made the event possible. I would also like to thank our volunteers, who worked tirelessly to make sure the event ran smoothly. Finally, I would like to those of you who joined us in person or virtually, for making the event such a success. Your presence and participation make Alameda a better place.

This week, we’ll be sending out a survey so you can nominate your favorite businesses for our Business Excellence Awards in June.

Exciting things are occurring and we hope you’re ready to be a part of them.