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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

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

By Mark Hegstrom, Waterfront Financial Group

One survey found that 79% of small business owners expect at least some of their retirement income to come from tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts.¹ If you have yet to develop a retirement plan for your business, or if you’re not sure the plan you’ve chosen is the right one, here are some things to consider.…

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Does Your Business Need a Mediator?

By Bob Halagan, Halagan Law Firm, LTD.

One of the most difficult challenges a business owner can face is divorce; not from his or her spouse but from a business partner.  Sometimes that business partnership that looked so promising when you started out turns sour and you find yourself simply unable to continue to work with the person who is a part-owner…

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How Do You Know if Mediation “Worked?”

By Bob Halagan, Halagan Law Firm, LTD.

One of the challenges of mediation is the uncertainty that comes with having to deal with any unpleasant confrontation.  Parties and sometimes their lawyers get caught up in the emotions inherent in litigation conflict and frequently leave mediation, with or without a deal, feeling unsatisfied.  So, what make for a “successful” mediation regardless of the…

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How to be Ready for Mediation

By Bob Halagan, Halagan Law Firm, LTD.

Non-lawyers are often not certain what to expect when going into a mediation process.  If they are new to mediation, they often worry most about “telling their story” as opposed to making a deal that works for them.  Mediation is typically triggered when a lawsuit has been started or is being threatened and so the…

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Lead Meetings People WANT to Attend

By Gayle Noakes - Gayle Noakes Supervisor Success

Is this possible? Can there be meetings people actually WANT to attend? Yes, there can! I have led many of them. There are simple but powerful factors that make meetings effective. In this article, I would like to focus on just one: The Meeting Outline. The Meeting Outline is a simple but critical component to…

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Important WordPress Website Functionality Updates are Coming in 2019

By Suzie Meier - Red Technologies Inc.

If your business has a WordPress website, you may have heard rumblings of some upcoming enhancements on the horizon. And if you haven’t heard anything yet, all the more reason to read on! Here at Red Technologies, we appreciate the opportunity to serve businesses and innovate online. We are grateful for our clients’ trust, and…

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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 - Jones Law Office

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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