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001 Banking Locally, Larger Competition and Customer Interaction

Released on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In this episode we heard some personal stories and advice on how small businesses can better bank locally, compete against large corporations and improve their interactions with customers.

Episode Guests
John Cates owner of Broadway Cafe and Roastery
Jim Tracy president here at America’s Best Companies
Catherine Austin Fitts president  at Solari, former Assistant Secretary of Housing
Dr. Ron Hira Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Rochester Institute of Technology

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This episode of America’s Best Small Business Podcast is sponsored by ADP. Call the America's Best Companies / ADP Hotline at 866.858.4046 to receive a discount.



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