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Allison Bliss, Director of Oakland Marketing Agency “Allison Bliss Consulting” offers Marketing & Communications Services with teams of specialists. Our affordable and high-value marketing services and programs range from Social Media to video, SEO, writing, design and more – all in one agency affording you time and money savings.

After all, ignorance is expensive, but “Knowledge is Bliss.

Available Grants for Small Business

  Take a look at these local grants in Oakland, CA for small business development. It’s free money if you apply and get chosen.     … READ FULL POST

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Belonging, Marketing, and the Academy Awards

Recorded on Valentines Day to share the love to all readers, this 4 minute video answers this: What do the Academy Awards and marketing have to do with belonging? I would love to read your thoughts or comments! If you want those connections that I  mentioned in the … READ FULL POST

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Best time of year

Here are some tips on the best time of year to reach new clients  —  and a few other tidbits to help you build business: If you feel stuck not knowing which actions will best support your business, simply contact us. Together we’ll figure out the … READ FULL POST

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Walk Into Answers

Why do you glean smarter ideas while walking? This post summarizes a few tidbits of knowledge. Knowledge is Bliss!

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The Good & The Bad: Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs Social Media

CHANGE IS COMING, BIG SURPRISE  For those who aren’t required to stay on top of social media for work (or our clients), please accept my jealousy. For those interested in the highlights, here are a few: THE GOOD: If you’re not using AI to generate … READ FULL POST

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best walking shoes?

Sharing this article found on Huffington Post because it has some good resources for 50 of the most comfortable walking shoes. You can’t have a Blissful walk, if your feet are hurting 🙂     photo credit: Amazon … READ FULL POST

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Benefits of just ambling walks

Love this article from the NY Times. Had to share for your enjoyment,  even though it’s not about the business-issue-solving walks that I offer in Walks With Bliss.  The beauty of a ‘walk and talk’   By Jancee Dunn [excerpted to remove non relevant items/ads] Hello, … READ FULL POST

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WHAT CLIENTS SAY: Live Heal Travel

    “Allison Bliss is an exceptional business consultant who has a wealth of experience helping businesses and business founders achieve success. Regardless of your business’s stage, she can provide expert strategies that will help you achieve your goals. I was feeling overwhelmed and uncertain … READ FULL POST

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Walking & the Fear Response

My experience taking CEO’S and business leaders on guided consulting walks is that recommendations on how to acheive results happens more quickly than in an office. It’s not just endorphins or being in nature- or the same advise I offer from my years of experience, … READ FULL POST

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The Prophetic Practice of Mindful Walking

Sharing this fascinating video from Zaytuna College about Muslim beliefs of mindful walking. Excerpt from their website; . . . “special presentation by President Hamza Yusuf on the importance of walking as a devotional practice. Learn about the physical and spiritual benefits of walking” . … READ FULL POST

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The Secret Spice Revelation

2022 NEW YEAR Stepping away from work or routine during holiday time allows many of us that critical introspection time. We have the luxury to ponder what is meaningful to us, time to rest, play, and if we’re lucky, have a few revelations. The last … READ FULL POST

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How Did Walking Keep People Sane During Pandemic

Thanks to long time friend and colleague, Barrie Marchant for sharing this beautiful article by Sibbie O’Sullivan from the Washington Post  about “walking, as so many people have discovered during the coronavirus pandemic, is freedom. Three new books remind us that it’s also so much more.” … READ FULL POST

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Growing & Thriving Beyond Apathy: Knowledge is Bliss

If you’ve allowed yourself the rest with time for internal reflection during the pandemic, you may have had some useful discoveries: Change or revise your business, quit your job and start a business, or maybe continue the long absence of decision making. Is this a … READ FULL POST

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Lands End Labyrinth

Thanks to my friend, Robin Heyden, for introducing me to this labyrinth at mile rock beach in San Francisco. Details to find the location and more photos at the link.   … READ FULL POST

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Lead the Vision, Not the Minutiae

What’s the secret to radical growth, innovation and success? It’s the same tactic used by organizations throughout the world for growth strategies. You probably know it, but may not yet be adopting these tactics: • Spend your time on big picture visioning and innovation by … READ FULL POST

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How to Get What You Need

In my socially distant walks with friends and colleagues since the shutdown, I’ve discovered that most people are feeling fearful or vulnerable in some part of their lives or business but are afraid to ask for help. Does this seem familiar to you? I get … READ FULL POST

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Building Business in the New Normal: Resources for Grants & more

Business Survival in the New Normal: How Businesses Can Survive with Grants, Loans, Strategic Budget plans and support   … READ FULL POST

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How to Survive in the “New Normal”

In our “new normal” during this Covid-19 era, we are forced to rethink our life, work, careers and obligations.   IN THIS ECONOMY  Many employees are laid off and considering the option to start a business. Various existing businesses are pivoting to revise their offerings, … READ FULL POST

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The Dome at the Lake

This article witten by CJ Hirschfield during her long tenure as the “Queen Fairy” (Executive Director) of Children’s Fairyland in Oakland Last week I came across the script that was used when Fairyland’s train used to venture through Lakeside Park, before it was permanently brought … READ FULL POST

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The Value You’re Missing

Small businesses often don’t understand the vast time & cost saving value of full service companies, mistakenly believing specialization is crucial. Tony Robbins comments; “Most people have been in their profession so long …they only know how to perform in the industry as it is. … READ FULL POST

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