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starting a business in Alameda

“I want to go into business.”   At the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, we love hearing this phrase. There is no better feeling than when someone wants to invest in our community. While the barrier to entry has been reduced significantly in so many industries, there are still some things you should know about starting a business. Here’s some…

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One of the most obvious ways to boost revenue in your business is to increase sales. But during our current pandemic, how do you make that happen? It’s easier than you think and you don’t even need a huge budget to get it done. 10 Ways You Can Start Increasing Sales Today   1. Get a…

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By now you probably know pictures are great conversation starters and receive a lot of shares. They are a great marketing tool for your business. But there are some business selfies that get better traction than others. Here’s our list. Selfies are no longer the domain of duck-faced teenaged girls. (Remember that trend?) They’re popular…

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Social media post tips and ideas

Have you ever noticed just how many bland posters there are out there on social media? They post only about themselves and not even interesting things about themselves. They’re not building any sizeable fan base because that kind of posting is not allowing people to know, like, and trust them.  Their social media efforts are wasted…

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You likely have heard the phrase, “you need to spend money to make money.” I’m not here to argue that from either side but digital marketing has allowed businesses with very small budgets to make big impressions. While it hasn’t exactly leveled the playing field, it certainly has helped businesses gain a larger audience with very little investment.  4 Areas to…

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