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5 Ways to Level Up Your Small Business Marketing (and yes, it’s time)

June 27, 2022

If you’re interested in ways to reach more people, and you’re ready to start maximizing technology, it’s time to look at these business marketing solutions: List Building You need an email list. It’s the best way to stay in touch with your customers, nurture them into a sale, and then remind them to come back.…

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The Key to Employee Engagement is You 

June 22, 2022

Would you trust the care of your most beloved loved one to someone who didn’t like you very much? If you have disengaged employees, you might be doing just that.  It is impossible for a disengaged employee to provide excellent customer service. It doesn’t matter how skilled the employee is, if they think of your…

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President’s Message

June 21, 2022

Are you a Warriors fan? Of course, right? Who wouldn’t be after that win? The final game just happened to fall on the night of our Business Excellence Awards and we were–literally–at sea. With no internet on the ship, we quickly grabbed a laptop and used a phone as a hotspot and streamed the game.…

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The State of Small Business

June 20, 2022

The Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance is the Voice of Business and as the Voice of Business, there’s something we feel the need to express to everyone in the community. Inflation is being felt everywhere, from Fortune 500 companies to solopreneurs just starting out.  However, the difference between large-scale companies and smaller ones are their…

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SEO

SEO Tips for People Who Don’t Speak Geek

June 15, 2022

Understanding every aspect of search engine optimization (SEO) is not unlike trying to have a conversation about the mysteries of the universe with a 3-year-old. Sometimes what is being said makes no logical sense whatsoever and then you catch these rare glimpses of unbelievable genius that you think you’re hallucinating. But with SEO and with…

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President’s Message

June 14, 2022

If you own a business or are employed by one, you are our priority. As the Voice of Business for Alameda, we want to ensure your needs are taken care of and that your challenges are smoothed. We work with elected officials at all levels as well as community leaders to help ensure Alameda is…

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“Small Businessing” Ain’t Easy

June 13, 2022

There was a time when the biggest concern a business had was bringing in customers. These days, we know you’re worrying about a lot more. You’re wondering where you will find qualified employees. When you do find them on paper or through an application, you keep your fingers crossed that they will show up for…

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7 Reasons Your Business Is Missing Out If You Don’t Blog

June 8, 2022

It’s pretty common knowledge at this point that if you have a business, you should have a blog. It helps you connect to your ideal customer and serve as a resource for people in the market for your product or service. But how exactly does that work and why should you care? Here are seven…

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President’s Message

June 7, 2022

We have a lot of amazing events coming up geared toward helping you and your business. I know for some people it’s hard to motivate to attend these gatherings. It’s been a long time. You have other obligations. It takes time out of your day. But our events help your business in multiple ways. By…

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How to Get Certified as a Woman-Owned Business

June 6, 2022

If you’re a woman who owns a business and you’d like to apply for federal contracts, getting officially certified as a woman-owned business is essential. Moreover, the federal government’s goal is to award at least 5% of its contracts to women-owned small businesses each year. While the certification process may seem daunting, it’s not that…

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