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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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Alameda Chamber Signature Event

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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starting a business in Alameda

“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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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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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

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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