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9 (More) Marketing Tips for the “New Normal”

August 17, 2020

Are you tired of the words “new normal” yet?   If you’re like most business owners, you probably are. But whether we recognize it as a new shift in how we do business or a temporary tack you take to survive the current economic storm, the point is how you do business has to change if you…

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6 Things People Want in Businesses Operating During COVID

August 10, 2020

Six months into the COVID pandemic and we’re all still trying to figure out what’s going on. What is this COVID business? Should masks be required? Will kids be going back to school? Do we need goggles?  What we do know is that a lot of customers are concerned about their health and the health…

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starting a business in Alameda

How Do I Start a Business in Alameda?

August 7, 2020

“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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15 Acts of Kindness to Implement During COVID-19

August 5, 2020

Most of us probably think of ourselves as nice people but 2020 has certainly been a test of that, hasn’t it Alameda? From COVID’s masks and social distancing orders to political tensions, racial issues, and shortages, this year is testing our views of what it takes to be nice. But being kind is more than…

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10 Easy Ways to Increase Sales

August 3, 2020

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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chamber benefits

I’m a New Alameda Chamber Member. Now What?

July 31, 2020

Have you recently joined the Alameda chamber? New chamber membership brings a lot of benefits, but also a lot of questions. We’re here to help and ensure you are as excited a year from now as you are right at this moment, Alameda Chamber member! Keep reading if you’re overwhelmed by the number of chamber…

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5 Selfies You Need to Take for Your Business

July 29, 2020

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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Your Employees Still Need Mid-Year Reviews During COVID: Here’s How to Make Them a Critical Part of Business Success

July 27, 2020

Most employees think of reviews as the sand in their bathing suit. Sure, it comes with a benefit (a day at the beach or, in this case, a great job) but it can be incredibly annoying. Add in a global pandemic and you may be thinking it’s best to just skip them this year and…

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Social media post tips and ideas

30 Ways to Make People Love You on Social Media

July 25, 2020

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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11 Ways to Make Money from Your Website

July 22, 2020

Want to increase your sales? Making the most of online sales are a good way to add to your revenue. Here’s how:

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