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The 48-Hour Challenge

By Michael Gunther I’ll admit that the amount of information coming at me these days is overwhelming — from constant news alerts to webinars to guidelines from every organization I can think of. Then, trying to digest everything and not get too anxious about the...

What Will Be Our New Normal?

By Michael Gunther It is anyone’s guess what our new normal is going to be as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds. As business owners, who live with ambiguity on a regular basis as it is, we now live in a world of daily — if not hourly — changes to our normal way of...

Leadership in Times of Crisis

By Michael Gunther I don’t know about you, but being a business owner and team leader as the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to unfold has created a level of stress and ambiguity on how this situation may impact our families, our clients, our teams and our...

The Value of a Business Consultant

By Erin Hoffman   Consultants at Collaboration have strong instincts — after all, that is what makes them ideal for this career. However, instincts are only one aspect of a great consultant’s toolbox. Our senior-level consultants have more than 75 years of combined...

Don’t Forget Yourself: Relentless Learning Leads to Business Success

By Rick Berard, Senior Consultant At Collaboration, we strive to live by our core values each and every day — both in the office and in our personal lives. One of these values, ‘relentless learners’, means we are motivated to foster and develop a thirst for learning...

‘Thank you’ just isn’t enough

By Michael Gunther It is hard to believe we are ending another year and beginning not only another year but another decade – how did 2020 get here so fast? As time continues to accelerate faster these days, I find that it is important to take time to reflect over the...

Celebrating our Clients and 16 Years on the Central Coast

By Michael Gunther I’m honored to share that Collaboration Business Consulting is celebrating its “SLO Sweet 16” this month. That’s 16 wonderful years in San Luis Obispo, out of the 24 total that Collaboration has been in business. It’s incredible to think about the...

Content is Essential to Marketing

By Kristin Mehiel The framework for a solid and effective marketing plan starts with content that is spread throughout the marketing channels. Think of your marketing plan like a tree: the roots are the content and the various branches represent the channels to share...

Creating Roles to Fit Your Organization’s Need

By Erin Hoffman In our latest Business360° speaking session, Create a Results-Oriented Management Team, attendees learned what it takes to learn to be a leader while simultaneously creating a collaborative management team. The whole purpose of this is to teach leaders...

Celebrating Small Business Week: What’s Your ‘Why’?

By Michael Gunther National Small Business Week is May 5th to 11th this year. This week is a great reminder to us all to shop local and support small businesses. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 28.8 million small businesses in America...

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