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The Business Mentoring Center
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Welcome to Corporate Cranium Business Mentoring Center

Every great performer, whether an elite athlete or entertainment legend, has the need for professional coaches and advisors.

The goal of our bi-monthly newsletter is to help you find the advisors, coaches and professional support you need to maximize the performance of your business.

Find timely articles that help you navigate through the ever-changing daily grind of owning and managing a business.

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Our Goal is to support and mentor businesses in 3 key areas!

Starting Your New Business

Ask the right questions and find the right answers for issues such as entity type, financing, accounting structure, insurance, partnership, marketing and employees.

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Improving and Growing Your Business

Sales, Marketing and Advertising, Team Building and Recruitment, Systems and Business Process Development, and Customer Service.

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Selling Your Business for Maximum Value

Determine whether it is ready to be sold, its real value and an achievable selling price, as well as the potential structures for a transaction.

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Recent Mentor Articles

Selling Your Business During These Economic Times

By Roben Hunter, Hunter Advisors, PLLC

If you are planning to sell your business within the next five years, you may need to be more creative to achieve your desired results.  However, there is one thing that you should have and that, during these economic times, is more important than ever; that is: A PLAN It is my educated guess that…

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Individually Titled Autos on Corporate Business Auto Policy (BAP)

By Gary Sorenson, Insurance Brokers of Minnesota

Autos that are titled in individuals’ names can create significant coverage problems and exposures on a corporate business auto policy. The most basic principle of insurance is insurable interest. When a corporation insures a personally owned auto and pays the premium under their corporate BAP, there is no insurable interest for the insured corporation. In…

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Trade Secrets: How to Protect Yours? What Should You Do if a New Hire Brings Secrets with Them?

By Bob Halagan, Halagan Law Firm, LTD.

You have a key employee who knows all the business secrets of your organization; how do you make sure he doesn’t take them to your competitors and potentially cripple your company?  A key employee from a competitor is looking for a job and you’d like to hire her; what do you need to be concerned…

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People Plus Systems Equals Great Sales

By Kelli Hoskins, Master Business Coach

When you ask many of the greatest salespeople in history what their secret is, many would answer – personality. But when asked how to quantify and teach personality to others, these super salespeople are often stumped. Teaching great sales involves a major re-education and a focus on systems that make sales simple. Sales scripts not…

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Laptop Theft is a Growing Business Problem

By Gary Sorenson, Insurance Brokers of Minnesota

Forester Research reports that businesses with more than 1,000 employees give laptop computers to approximately 30% of their staff.  Dell reports that 2007 was the first year its revenue from notebooks was greater than that from desktop computers and attributes most of this trend to the corporate PC market. The truly mobile workstation has officially…

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Thinking of Adding a Business Partner? Here’s What You Need to Know About the “In” the “Out” and the In-between”

By Bob Halagan, Halagan Law Firm, LTD.

A business partnership is often compared to a marriage and that analogy is especially true when it comes to a business break-up, which can rival any marriage dissolution when it comes to hard feelings, disruption of lives and costs if the partners haven’t properly prepared for a partnership separation.  If you are starting a business…

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Valuing a Business Under Current Economic Conditions

By Roben Hunter, Hunter Advisors, PLLC

Valuation of a business is more of an art form than it is a science.  Unless a business is “asset intensive”, the pricing of a business in a valuation is typically based upon the sales and the earnings of that business.  There are, however, other factors that enter into the process of valuing a business. …

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Ensure Good Returns on Your Investment

By Kelli Hoskins, Master Business Coach

Follow the Saying, “If it Doesn’t Add Up, Don’t Do It” Business is all about making a profit, so if your business strategies aren’t adding up to business profits, don’t do it, or do it differently. To be a business – that is, ‘a commercial, profitable enterprise that works without you’ –your business must give…

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