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25 Restaurant Marketing Opportunities With Your Alameda Chamber Membership

June 16, 2021

Restaurant marketing was hard enough even before COVID! Serving good food is often not enough to be successful in the restaurant industry. Restauranteurs struggle with everything from staffing to marketing, staying top of mind to staying on top of orders. The demands are endless but the Alameda Chamber of Commerce can help. Here’s how to…

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Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?

June 14, 2021

Do you have dreams about owning your own business or becoming part of the gig economy? Making your own hours? Working from wherever you want?  Then you’re not alone.  There are an estimated 582 million entrepreneurs (about 775,000 of them in the US) already working for themselves. And that number is growing. According to Guidant…

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How to Cope in a One-person Business

June 9, 2021

Making ends meet is top of mind for a lot of business owners and employees these days. Many one-person businesses are straining to meet demand and now it’s become more difficult to hire. Whether you are the boss and the only employee or you’re running a skeleton staff of you and a lone employee, the following tips…

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Dealing with Angry Customers When You’re Short Staffed

June 7, 2021

The scene is a common one these days. Lines of people waiting to pay in a restaurant, retail establishment, or grocery store. Tempers flare. Customers yell at staff and wonder why there’s only one person checking people out. Your staff thinks, “Who needs this?” and they’re not wrong. They feel overworked and underappreciated. Customers are…

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5 Creative Ways to Find Employees Post-Pandemic

June 1, 2021

Let’s face it. You can’t throw a rock these days without hitting a help wanted sign. If someone wants to work, there is little stopping them on the employer side. (There may be things like childcare or scheduling on the employee’s side but that’s another article.) If you’re running ads along with all the other…

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Clean up Your Data for Increased Sales

May 24, 2021

While we summer is quickly approaching, it’s not too late to do some spring cleaning with your data. A nice clean email list can help you make the most of your ecommerce and increase summer sales. No better time than the present. 4 Ways to Spruce Up Your Digital Marketing for Increased Sales Customer data…

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Building Trust in a Post-Pandemic World

May 17, 2021

If you were paying attention this week, you undoubtedly heard about the “gas crisis” where a cyberattack crippled a major pipeline. As if that wasn’t bad enough, consumers across the country panicked, running to the gas station to fill up whatever container they had, creating a gas shortage that was reminiscent of the toilet paper…

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COVID Sideline Your Career? How the Alameda Chamber of Commerce Can Help

May 10, 2021

COVID negatively impacted most of us. We lost our jobs; some of us lost loved ones; some of us had to put our careers on hold while we took care of more pressing issues. But now, as vaccinations increase and active cases decrease in California, we’re starting to see the light at the end of…

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Master the Basics of Good Content to Increase Sales

May 10, 2021

Writing is difficult for a lot of people. You may worry about your mastery of grammar or vocabulary. Maybe you just don’t think you have anything interesting to say. But if you have something to sell, you need to learn the basics of good content, at least until you can pay someone to do it…

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50 Social Media Questions for Awesome Engagement

May 3, 2021

On social media you need interaction. Without it, your content won’t get seen by your audience. But getting people to interact can be a challenge. Not anymore! Here are 50 conversation starters for your business. That’s about two months of work-week posts already done for you! 50 Fun Questions to Get to Know Your Audience…

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