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BizX Helps Oakland Zoo's 'ZooLights' Shine

December 3, 2013 | Written by Austin Yuen

Oakland Zoo has been an institution of Oakland’s community since 1922, with a rich history and tradition as part of Oakland’s fabric. Kids have grown up and taken their kids to the zoo. Some might say that zoo means as much to the community as the Tribune building in Downtown Oakland.

The zoo has gone through many developments, raising money to develop different exhibits, such as the African Veldt exhibit (1965), the Australian Outback (1975) and the original tiger exhibit (1980). Today, the zoo is home to over 660 native and exotic animals and is nationally known for its excellent elephant exhibit.

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Oakland Raiders Reach Out to the Community

October 24, 2013 | Written by Austin Yuen

There they were on a sunny Sunday afternoon, 800 school kids from the Oakland Unified school district, enjoying a catered box lunch while watching the Oakland Raiders get their first win of the year against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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3 Ways to Sell Excess Inventory

August 28, 2013 | Written by Austin Yuen

29Is your business being held back by unsold inventory? Whether you’re struggling to sell a formerly popular product or facing a decline in demand due to a change in the market, selling excess inventory is a great way to get your business back on track.

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How to Get a Business Line of Credit

August 21, 2013 | Written by Austin Yuen

Whether you’re struggling with slow cash flow or simply looking for new capital to expand your business, getting a business line of credit gives you an incredible range of new opportunities.

Because of the risk that many lenders take in giving credit to a new business, you’ll need to be prepared in order to gain a line of credit for your business. These three tips will help you simplify the process for yourself, your business, and your lender.

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Top 5 Small Business Trends of 2013

August 16, 2013 | Written by Austin Yuen

1. Go mobile. Undoubtedly, smartphones are revolutionizing the way people make purchases, look for businesses, seek and consume information, connect with brands, hold meetings and much more. Now with over a billion smartphones buzzing 24/7, it’s important that all businesses (not just the big guys) adopt a mobile strategy. A simple tip is to make sure that your website and email communications are optimized for mobile devices (smartphone and tablets). You should be able to not only easily search and pull up your website but the buttons should be large enough and text easy to read on the smaller screens. (Take your mobile strategy to the next level with BizX members, Labs8, iLocal and Apex Datacom).

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