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Free Audio

   Dan's insight on popular business strategies that are actually
   counter-productive, such as cutting prices and
   courting transactional buyers.
   Dan's interview with Martin Howey on how he gets
   dramatic results for his clients.



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Free Report Surviving The Recession

The Business Growth Accelerators Guide to Surviving The 'Great Recession'!
is 8 pages of effective attitudes and specific actions to take to ensure your business survival in the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression.

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Free Newspaper Column Archive

An archive of Dan's columns as they appeared in Business in Savannah Magazine, a print publication of The Savannah Morning News. Each column has insightful business commentary from Dan's 30 years of experience on timely issues of today.

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Coming Soon! When and How to 'Fire' a Patron

Fractional Managers: Maybe The Answer to Your Business Growing Pains!

What is a Fractional Manager?
How Fractional Managers Might Benefit Your Business
How to Hire a Fractional Manager
Fractional Managers vs Using Part Timers and Consultants

Series Title: How to Grow Your Business by Getting Great Reviews From Unhappy Customers

Opportunity Abounds!
The Shoppers Creed
Six Ways to Monitor Your Customer Service
Turning the Angry Man into a Raving Fan
Where to Begin
Dealing With the Confrontational Patron
Dealing With Disappearing 'Nice' Patrons
Bringing Disappearing 'Nice' Patrons Back

Series Title: Great Customer Service: The No Cost Secret to Increasing Sales and Improving Profitability

Customer Service Horror Stories
Readers Confirm the Problem and Share Their Insight
Great Customer Service
Implementation---Taking the First Steps
Putting It All Together

Series Title: How To Maintain Sales Revenue in the Great Recession

What Motivates Your Patrons
Effective Marketing Strategies
Putting It All Together

Series Title: Economic Forecast

2010 National Economic Forecast

Series Title: Should You Take the Plunge Into Business Ownership?

What To Expect
What's YOUR Definition of Success?
Craft YOUR Reason To Be In Business
Traditional Employment Riskier Now Than Before
Franchises: A Controlled Way to Own a Business
Figure Out Whether You're an Entrepreneur


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Series Title: Recession? Grow Your Business Anyway!

 October '08 – Make Your Customers Successful
 November '08 – NEVER Make the Customer Wrong!
December '08 – A Customer-Friendly Business Reaps Huge Returns
January '09 – Real World Success Examples – Part 1
February '09 – Real World Success Examples – Part 2
March '09 – Real World Success Examples – Part 3

Series Title: Recession Proofing Your Business

 July '08 – Can Your Business Be Recession Proofed?
  August '08 – Customer Service is the Key – Part 1
  September '08 – Customer Service is the Key – Part 2


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