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The Biggest Unused Advantage Small Businesses Have Over Box Stores

Some days it feels hard to compete with the loss leaders big box stores employ, the operating hours they’re able to keep, the programs, their ad budget, their marketing…the list goes on. But small businesses do have an advantage box stores don’t and it’s one that’s not used often enough.  Small businesses have a community…

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How to Cope in a One-person Business

Making ends meet is top of mind for a lot of business owners and employees these days. Many one-person businesses are straining to meet demand and now it’s become more difficult to hire. Whether you are the boss and the only employee or you’re running a skeleton staff of you and a lone employee, the following tips…

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6 Resources and Tips to Make Your Holiday Business Better

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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How Do I Start a Business in Alameda?

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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10 Easy Ways to Increase Sales

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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