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Entrepreneurial Couples – Is It Worth the Risk?

By Michael Gunther The entrepreneurial couple is linked both personally and professionally, electing to not only spend their lives together but also to create a business together. At first it makes sense: two smart people, a great idea, working with someone you trust...

Layoffs: Working Through Emotions

By Michael Gunther Layoffs. There, I wrote it. They’re never pleasant, no matter the reason -- not for owners or for employees or for the person communicating the layoff. Layoffs, by their very nature, are emotional events. And as we know, humans are emotional beings....

Create Balance to Enjoy the Journey

By Michael Gunther No one is immune from the challenges of creating balance -- even business owners. When I started my business, I thought I'd experience more free time and flexibility by being my own boss. More time to exercise, be with family and friends, take...

Escaping the Comfort Zone

By Michael Gunther When was the last time you ventured out of your comfort zone? When did you push yourself or your organization to try something new outside of your current capabilities or knowledge to force you or them to develop new skills or create a new modus...

Build a Strong Business through Employee Retention Practices

By Rachell Newburn Employee retention is always a hot topic for the leaders and managers who strive to create a satisfying workplace for their employees. At The Central Coast Business Symposium, an annual event for local leaders to find ways to improve our businesses...

Enhancing Workplace Productivity

By Michael Gunther Let’s face it: some days it’s hard for employees to be productive. Their coworker just got engaged, they had a fight with their significant other, someone in their family lost their job, or maybe they just can’t find the motivation to start (or...

How Design Thinking Can Advance Business & Leadership

By Rachell Newburn I had the absolute pleasure to attend the AIGA Leadership Retreat in Dallas this past month, representing the Santa Barbara AIGA chapter. For those who aren't familiar with AIGA, it's a professional organization for design with over 25,000 members...

Build a Foundation Before a Business

By Michael Gunther Businesses are hard to start. You may be tempted to just run with your big idea and hope for success. It's essential to take a step back and ensure that you have a proper foundation in place before starting your business. This means you must have a...

Troubleshoot Your Team’s Effectiveness

By Michael Gunther Building an effective team is one challenge business owners always face. Sometimes, business owners hire employees who end up not performing at the expected level. In fact, I even had two clients state “Do I really want employees?” Building an...

Collaboration Business Consulting Expands Team

Two key staff positions intensify operations to enhance client experience SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Collaboration Business Consulting is pleased to announce the expansion of their goal-oriented team with the addition of Zheila Pouraghabagher as a Senior Consultant and...

What’s Holding You Back from Breakthrough Performance?

By Rachell Newburn The first step to breakthrough performance is determining what it looks like for your business. It could be that you want to get past things that are stopping you, learning from your mistakes and failures or experiencing success that you never had...

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