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President’s Message: Shop Small, Do Something Big (11/22)

I love this time of the year, don’t you? Alameda is so beautiful. People are more friendly than ever. The stores and restaurants are enchanting. We’re supporting small business this holiday season. It has been a rough two years for them and we’re hoping you will show them some love this holiday season. Every week,…

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Small Business Season Checklist

Are you participating in Small Business Saturday—or better yet—Small Business Season, where you encourage people to shop small throughout the holiday and not just on the day after Black Friday? If so, you might be scrambling right now trying to put together last-minute touches on what you hope will be a hot time of year…

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Shop Small Business Challenge

Every Friday until Christmas we are sharing a shop small business challenge activity to help support our neighbors. You can find each shop small business activity here in this blog compilation post (we’ll be adding to it weekly) or you can get them delivered to your inbox if you’re a newsletter subscriber or a member.…

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5 Small Business Season Deal Ideas

One way to bring shoppers in to your business over the holiday season is by offering deals. That’s how the big box stores work. They bring in customers through loss leaders (discount something to bring them in with the hopes they’ll buy something not deeply discounted as well). While you might not be in a situation…

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