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9 Companies to Check Out from EXPO @ the Expo

By Marie Lopez Collaboration consultants had the pleasure of attending this year's SLO Chamber EXPO @ the Expo, the theme of which was Superheroes. As the largest business trade show on the Central Coast with more than 130 exhibitors, we expected to meet many amazing...

Building up Your Workforce with Google’s Best Practices

By Rachell Newburn The latest San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Insight Studios’ all-day trip took us to Google's HQ offices. During this amazing experience, 40 business leaders learned how Google reinforces and boosts up its workforce in accordance with its mission...

Look at Payroll Differently

Guest Blog from a Former Client We're pleased to share this guest blog from a former client. Read on to hear her experience with payroll and profit. During my many years as a CFO of a small business, I would look at our tiny bottom line and become constantly...

Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change: What You Need to Know

By Marie Lopez If you have a Facebook page promoting your business, listen up: Facebook has made some major algorithm changes this year that could affect who sees what on your page. Here's a rundown of the changes and what you can do to ensure your messages are still...

Zheila Says Goodbye

By Zheila Pouraghabagher It's a bittersweet time for me as I say goodbye to my colleagues and clients at Collaboration and move on to a new opportunity. I've worked with Collaboration in some capacity for the last six years, first as a contractor and then as a...

Maintaining Boundaries: How To Lead Within The Leadership Pipeline

This article was originally posted on Forbes. By Zheila Pouraghabagher Where should a CEO spend their time? Imagine a company where the CEO is spending their time consistently meeting with individual contributors and giving them feedback and direction. While this...

Speak Up: Empowering Women in Business

By Rachell Newburn No matter how often you speak publicly at work, it's still a nerve-wracking experience for many. The recent Speak Up! Women's Empowerment and Public Speaking Forum aimed to tackle that issue by offering a safe place for women to practice their...

Let it Go: Battling Bottleneck Syndrome

By Michael Gunther "My team doesn't take responsibility." "I have to solve every problem." "No one is accountable but me." Have you uttered any of these statements? If you have, step back and look at the whole situation. It's very likely that your leadership style is...

The Importance of Relationships at Work

By Michael Gunther I once worked for a large company with a very strict culture that encouraged a separation between work life and personal life. This led to an inability to be authentic at work since it was supposed to be “all business.” As tough decisions are made...

New Webinar Series Offers Ways to Improve and Grow Your Business

By Rachell Newburn We are pleased to announce another free tool to add to your burgeoning Breakthrough Performance Toolkit: Collaboration's new webinar series. The first installment, Why Being an Entrepreneur is Killing Your Business, takes place on Tues., Feb. 6 at...

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