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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...

Take Time to Work on Your Business

By Michael Gunther Two tiny words can completely change your work life. What do these phrases mean to you? Work on your business. Work in your business. At Collaboration, we have clear definitions. When a leader is working in their business, they are engrossed in the...

It’s Not a Goodbye, but a ‘See You Soon’

By Rachell Smith In my nearly five years as a proud Collaboration team member, I have grown just as much as this amazing company. But now, it's time to say farewell as I move on to achieve my own breakthrough performance at another SLO-based organization. I first...

How To Prep Your Team To Lead Without You

This article was originally published on Forbes. By Erin Hoffman “I’m taking a week off!” are words said by no small-business owner — ever. The amount of work and leadership involved in owning and running a small business means there is little time to completely...

Business360°: Breakthrough and Plan Your Two-Year Vision

By Michael Gunther March roared in like a lion for us at Collaboration as we hosted our inaugural Business360°: Advanced Strategies for Leaders event. I presented our proprietary Scalable Growth Model™ to an eager crowd of business leaders, and I taught strategies on...

Insights into the WBA LGBT Economic Summit & Conference

By Michael Gunther I am so excited to be speaking during a breakout session at the Western Business Alliance (WBA) LGBT Economic Summit & Conference taking place Mar. 14 to 16 in LA. As a member of the LGBT community and head of a team of allies, this is a great...

Maintain a Healthy Company Culture While Managing Change

By Jill Dagion Late last year, I attended the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s Insight Studio Workshop “Managing Change”, facilitated by Aaron Himelson, a local management and business consultant. This workshop was of particular interest to me as I encourage our...

Business360°: Our New Speaker Series for Seasoned Leaders

By Michael Gunther As relentless learners, our Collaboration team is driven to educate ourselves and our fellow business leaders to learn new techniques that will lead to success. That’s one reason why we decided to launch a speaker series, Business360°: Advanced...

Five Common Misconceptions About Hiring A Management Consultant

By Erin Hoffman This article was originally published on Forbes. During my tenure as a management consultant, I've helped hundreds of companies determine their areas of improvement and develop success plans. Management consultants can have many different specialties,...

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