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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

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 Can You Safeguard Your Workplace Against Violence?

By Sharon Berglund | Bergland HR Consulting

(CNN) “DeWayne Craddock, a 15-year public works employee, stopped in the men’s bathroom to brush his teeth near the end of his shift, like he did every day. But by late afternoon, instead of going home, he plotted to carry out a massacre at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. The gunman, who had submitted his…

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When is the Correct Time to Refinance Your Home?

By Shaun Corbin, First Minnesota Bank

At First Minnesota Bank I get the opportunity to offer all types of loans.  One of the loan types I want to discuss is the residential home mortgage refinance.  The big question is–when is the correct time to refinance your home?  The answer depends on what you want to accomplish or what financial goals do…

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Three Reasons Website Maintenance is Critical

By Suzie Meier - Red Technologies Inc.

If you are a valued client of Red Technologies, or just a fan of our blog (and who isn’t?!), you’ve heard us regularly recommend updating your website.  But what does this really mean?  And why, after spending so much effort creating a cool website, would you need to turn around and update it every month?…

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Supervisor Success

By Gayle Noakes - Gayle Noakes Supervisor Success

66%* of manufacturing companies are highly concerned about one of these worker issues: Attracting qualified workers Retaining qualified workers Developing future leaders Over the 20 years I have worked in manufacturing companies, I have seen the benefits of retaining qualified workers. They already know the company and the products. They are loyal and want themselves…

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Top Reasons Why You should Avoid Naming Your Children as a Trustee in Your Estate Plan

By Stacey Edwards Jones - Jones Law Office

One of the most pivotal questions in designing your revocable trust, used as part of your estate plan, is who will serve as the trustee upon your death. Clients tend to choose their children for a variety of reasons: children serve as trustee without charging a fee out of obligation, they do not want their…

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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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Pro Tips on Managing Your Social Media Content

By Suzie Meier - Red Technologies Inc.

You know social media is an important component to your business, but creating and posting fresh material on a regular business seems overwhelming. If you often find yourself struggling to find a new way to discuss the same old thing, you’re not alone. Here are a few tips from our experts to help you increase…

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Five Reasons to Establish a Revocable Trust

By Stacey Edwards Jones - Jones Law Office

Plan for Disability. Unlike a Will, a Revocable Trust allows you to plan for incapacity. This can be especially useful for small business owners. A trust is an effective way to ensure that the grantor’s assets will be used for his or her benefit in the event he or she becomes incapable of managing his…

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