The Business Mentoring Center
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

Hiring Mistakes and What to Do About Them

By Sharon Berglund | Bergland HR Consulting

Any leader that has hired more than ten people has made at least one hiring mistake. The problem is compounded in a small business because of the impact each employee has on your success. One of the most common concerns I hear from leaders is that the person they hired is technically sound but they…

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Make Estate Settlement Easier for Loved Ones

By Stacey Edwards Jones

There are essentially two avenues the estate settlement process can take: through the probate process (if the decedent had a will, or no will, and the decedent’s probate assets totaled $75,000 or more) or through private trust administration (if the decedent had a revocable living trust). LOCATE THE DOCUMENTS If the decedent left a will,…

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What is Your Business Worth?

By Bob Halagan, Halagan Law Firm, LTD.

A common question for business owners when they start to ponder their exit strategy is how to figure out what their business is worth.  Valuation experts like the Corporate Cranium’s Roben Hunter can give you an expert assessment based upon professionally accepted valuation methodologies.  Roben will assess value based upon multiple factors including past performance,…

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How to Navigate Workplace Relationships in the #MeToo Era: Practical Advice for Business Owners/Leaders

By Sharon Berglund | Bergland HR Consulting

Not since the days of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings has there been so much talk about sexual assault and sexual harassment. Just about everyone has an opinion about the Christine Blasey Ford/Brent Kavanaugh hearings and Justice Kavanaugh’s recent confirmation into the Supreme Court. To complicate matters further, divisiveness in our Country is worse than…

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Video is the Future

By Suzie Meier

How many videos have you watched online today? 2? 20?! Chances are your day is packed with video viewership; from online ads to educational content, clips from family and friends to your favorite forms of entertainment. Need to fix a faucet? Want to try a new makeup application? Looking for some cute puppies to boost…

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Secrets of Success

By Gayle Noakes

Successfully managing and growing a small or mid-sized company is a challenge. Pat Boulay, the President / CEO of New Business Minnesota, recently wrote an article sharing the “Secrets of Success” as experienced by Juan Ramirez, the founder of ZoomingSales CRM and a number of other businesses. I work closely with Juan, as the Senior…

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Real Estate – Ask the Experts!

By BruceMcAlpin

Why does it seem like some people are always making money on their real estate transactions while you or others like you are not? It’s our goal to help readers better grasp what type of market conditions, locations, timing, property types and improvements are needed or necessary to make the highest and best returns for you, the seller! As…

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Piercing the Corporate Veil

By Stacey Edwards Jones

Many small business owners, including farmers, organize and operate their businesses through separate legal entities such as limited liability companies or corporations. Business owners incorporate for a variety of reasons including management, liability protection benefits and self-employment tax savings. But business owners must exercise caution to demonstrate that they, as business owners, and the entity do…

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What to Look For in the Next Contract That You Sign

By Bob Halagan, Halagan Law Firm, LTD.

Ok, so you are about to sign a contract with a new customer and they send you a ten-page contract to sign before you can start work; what do you look for in that contract?  While it’s a good idea to have complex contracts reviewed by an experienced attorney, there are some basics you can…

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