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career change

6 Tips for Pivoting Professionally: making the career change with no experience

September 13, 2020

There’s been a lot of information about the need to pivot during COVID-19. Many businesses have switched what they produced or altered their services to fit the new demands of their audience. But sometimes it’s not your business that needs to pivot. A career change might be something you’ve been thinking about doing professionally.  If…

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business assistance

8 Ways the Alameda Chamber Can Help You Through COVID-19

September 7, 2020

2020 has been tough. When it all began, some of you likely believed it would be over by now but many businesses are still struggling. That’s why we want to call attention to the ways the Alameda Chamber of Commerce can provide assistance for business. Advocacy How many legislators and people in government do you…

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How to Create a Business Plan in Uncertain Times

August 31, 2020

Business planning during COVID is exhausting. As soon as you come up with an idea or a situation where you can pivot to better serve your customers, the environment changes. If only you had an understanding of what would happen in the future. But you can get more visibility into the future. Here’s how you…

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Why Alameda’s Economic Forecast is the Must-Attend Event of the Business Year

August 24, 2020

I get asked on a daily basis what I think the future of business in Alameda and our area will be. When will things reopen and what will the total impact of COVID be when it finally passes? I wish I had the answers but I can only see what is happening right now. But…

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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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