Michelle Neujahr provides high-energy, dynamic business presentations guaranteed to help individuals GROW their businesses and enhance their leadership skills. She works business owners who want to GROW and groups who want to lead more effectively. With more than two decades of experience as a business keynote speaker, Michelle has given over 2,000 presentations to audiences across the country. As an expert in Business GROWTH, Michelle’s programs are designed to challenge organizations and individuals to use what they have and add new tools in order to achieve greater results. Companies hire Michelle to challenge, educate and motivate while creating a positive, energetic tone for your conference or event.

Michelle Neujahr provides strategic business coaching services to organizations and individuals who are serious about growing their businesses. She challenges clients to renovate their mindset, their revenue generating strategies and their passion for their work. Michelle challenges and inspires purposeful growth. Clients hire Michelle for help with strategic planning, leadership development, marketing and managing change and/or growth.

In addition to owning The Business Renovation Company, Michelle owned a seven-figure, Minnesota-based renovation firm for ten years, spent time in the corporate world as Director of Sales & Marketing and is currently co-leading a business growth group, called ScaleUp America, for the SBA, leading mid-sized firms through the steps necessary to scale up their business.. Michelle currently also serves as an Associate Professor of Business at Southern Maine Community College, where she teaches entrepreneurship and marketing. As the result of her work people share that they are making more money, having more fun and have new systems in place for more effectively managing the business.

Michelle has a BA in from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Southern Maine.

Michelle is a wife, mother of three, grandmother of two, entrepreneur at heart and a lover of chocolate. She’s passionate about helping people and businesses GROW.


ElaineElaine Stores – Director of Business Development

Elaine spent 9 years working as Product Transfer Coordinator for Access Genetics, a small business in Eden Prairie, MN. As the 8th employee, Elaine was able to develop experience in product development, operations, customer support, and sales support. She has a B. S. in Biochemistry from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Her scientific background fosters her attention to detail and record keeping skills. She is excited to be part of the team and to help Michelle grow her business.


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Brittni Holdefer – Social Media Manager

Brittni is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at The University of Southern Maine, majoring in communications/media studies with a public relations minor. She spent the last five years working in various customer service roles while growing her social media marketing skills. Brittni lives in Portland, Maine with her husband and is also blessed to be Michelle’s daughter. She enjoys adventures, updating her multiple social media accounts, and couldn’t go a day without a good cup of coffee. She’s excited to be a part of the growth of The Business Renovation Company.