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Are you looking for ways to increase sales? As a business owner, you probably spend a lot of time thinking of different ways you can sell your product or service, especially since COVID. Maybe you’ve investigated neuro-marketing or tried one of these sales approaches. A hard, persuasive sell is getting more difficult these days, isn’t it?   Relationships are critical to brands, especially on social…

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tell your business story

Most businesses understand the importance of an effective About Us page on their website. Customers want to do business with people they know, like, and trust, and telling your story is a good way to do that. The About Page has the potential to become one of the most heavily visited pages on your website. And…

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We are only a handful of days away from Christmas. And while it may feel like the holiday season revenue has already been decided with everyone from the post office to mail-order businesses saying there’s no way they can meet Christmas deadlines, now is the time that local small businesses can shine. If this holiday season…

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Your marketing is finally paying off. Someone is trying your business out for the first time. Hurray! That’s not the moment when you want them to have a mediocre experience. You want to wow them. But, how? How can you not only exceed their expectations but delight them in a way they’ll be talking about you later. Here are…

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Most people will agree Google is a large part (dare we say owner?) of the internet, at least from a marketing perspective. That means whether we like it or not we have to try to play nicely with the giant search engine. One of the easiest ways to get on Google’s good side is through…

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Concern over the holiday shopping season is one that’s looming large on most business owners’ minds.  Will it be a good one? Can it be so good that it makes up for a disappointing spring and summer? If you’re concerned about these things, you’re not alone. And there are actions you can take–even if you don’t…

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As of this writing, Alameda restaurants are open for pick-up and takeout but not open for dining in. But as we’re reopening in a phased approach, eventually we will open our dining room doors again. When we do, it’s important to know that “open” isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. There are some things…

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Do you feel like your business is just shouting into the wind? Does it seem like the time you spend on social media is extensive but yields few results? Are you sick and tired of Zoom calls that take too long and accomplish too little? Do you want more people in Alameda talking about your…

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business assistance

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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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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