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Being More than Just a Store: Building a Digital Experience

April 12, 2024

In the age of digitization, the simple creation of a website isn’t enough. Especially not for the tight-knit business community in places like Oakland, where every enterprise is more than just a storefront – it’s a tale of dreams, aspirations, and community connections. Today, with a vast majority of consumers turning to the internet for […]

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Bridging the gap between your business’ online and instore experiences

September 22, 2023

In today’s business landscape, particularly for small, community-focused enterprises, there’s a pressing need to create a harmonious balance between the physical in-store experience and the online digital presence. For businesses in bustling locales like Oakland, where each store offers not just a product but a personal touch, this alignment is crucial. Imagine walking into a […]

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Why Oakland Businesses Can’t Ignore Website Storytelling

September 18, 2023

In the eclectic neighborhoods of Oakland, CA, the tapestry of small businesses weaves a unique story of dreams, passion, and hard work. Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of connecting with numerous entrepreneurs here, each holding a tale worth its weight in gold. Yet, despite their compelling narratives, not all businesses leverage […]

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Common Website Challenges & Solutions For Oakland’s Small Businesses

September 14, 2023

Living and working in the dynamic backdrop of Oakland, CA, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing firsthand the infectious energy of its small business scene. As a solo business owner serving this community, I deeply resonate with the grit and tenacity that goes into making a small business thrive. From the cozy cafés in Temescal […]

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“Not secure”

June 19, 2018

Starting July, Chrome will add a “Not secure” warning to visitors of sites that do not have SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. Millions of people use it to view websites and share information. For years now, there has been a big push to make sure that sites […]

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Is Your Site GDPR Compliant?

April 30, 2018

May 25th is a big date for the data collection world, particularly for companies that have any European Union visitors to their site. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is the new law that protects European Union users from unauthorized collection of their information. All sites that collect data from European visitors will require explicit consent. So […]

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The 4 steps Small Wineries Should Take to get Found Online

April 7, 2018

You have just built a nice site, or you have had a site for years, either way, you are not being found in searches. This article will let you know what you can do to improve your search standing. Wine producers are a part of a very large and saturated market. Most have a website […]

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