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Creating Impactful Change in the Workplace

Takeaways from the Tenth Annual Central Coast Business Symposium By Rachell Newburn I attended the Tenth Annual Central Coast Business Symposium recently, and was inspired by the presentations from prominent women business leaders on the topic of change and the...

The Integrity of an Internship with Collaboration

By Emily Jenks After an adventure-filled semester abroad in Thailand, I returned to San Luis Obispo already a third of the way through my junior year at Cal Poly. My time in SLO had felt like a whirlwind of excitement, and I was truly shocked to find myself over...

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...

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