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Managing in a World in Chaos

By Michael Gunther I don’t know about you, but I am becoming increasingly concerned about how to manage effectively in this ever-evolving chaotic political environment.  And it is not just America’s political environment but those around the world: United...

How do you define business success?

By Michael Gunther As we start another year, I wonder how we should actually define business success. I noticed that throughout the year, business stories celebrated in the media always include lists of the fastest growing companies and chronicles of entrepreneurs...

Why Assessments Don’t Work

By Michael Gunther If you talk with any leader or HR professional, you will likely hear of the various assessments that they believe in or have implemented within their organizations. There are assessments for personality styles, stress, employee engagement, and the...

Happy Holidays from Collaboration!

We are so thankful for the opportunity to mutually inspire, educate and empower each other. We realize the amazing impact we’ve had on our community, and that the community has had on us. Our success is intertwined: as you grow, so do we. Celebrate 2016 with us...

Is There a Shift in The Air?

By Michael Gunther Over the last six months, I’ve been traveling back and forth to the East Coast on business, and on my most recent trip I noticed something different. Whether I was in the airports or New York City or Philadelphia, it seemed that people were...

As The Election Dust Settles

By Michael Gunther This election cycle has been said to be one of most challenging and thought-provoking for a number reasons. No matter what party affiliation you have or the result you were hoping for, as a leader or business owner it is important to remember the...

Create Your Story

By Michael Gunther When was the last time you revisited the vision for your company? Our team recently held an offsite retreat for two days to revisit our 5-year vision and identify our goals for 2017. Being a consulting firm who does this for other people, we decided...

Sales is a Science: What Gets Measured, Gets Results

By Michael Gunther In my last column, we learned that the first step to improve your sales strategy is understanding your ideal customer. After your client profile is solidified, move on to the second “back to basics” sales step: measurement. Do you go...

We Joined The Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce

Collaboration aims to connect with Santa Barbara area businesses and individuals Collaboration Business Consulting is now a member of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce, which is an exciting opportunity to expand Collaboration’s unique business...

Sales Is a Science: Back to Basics

By Michael Gunther No matter what the economic climate looks like now, we’ve learned from the past to always be prepared for the worst. It’s always a good idea to get back to basics and recognize that without your clients, you won’t have your...

We Have a New Website!

It’s inspirational to change things up! Here at Collaboration Business Consulting, we are pleased to showcase our brand new website — designed with our clients in mind. On the new site: Educate yourself on our service offerings to grow your bottom line,...