With the rise of the Internet, email, social media, and review sites like Yelp, Yellow Pages, Google +, and others, your local business can now be showcased globally. Your customers now have the ability to post their first impressions of your business on their Facebook or Twitter pages and also complete a full review (good or bad) on review sites such as Google Local, Yelp, Yahoo, Yellow Pages, City Search, Urban Spoon, and about 100 other sites. These online customer reviews can leave a lasting impression on future customers. The latest Nielsen Report shows that over 70% of consumers trust online reviews more than editorial content (such as an article on CNN or in the local news), more than your Web site, and even more than the local newspaper. So what can you to do when others are posting online reviews about your local business? Well, for starters, you can´t just sit there and not engage with your customers. In the current environment, just standing by is as good an answer as a ´´No Comment´´. This won´t ensure any long-term success for your business. You need to learn about the current thoughts and trends in reputation marketing, how you can use this new information to improve your local business and how to respond when those negative reviews pop up for one reason or another. And the negative reviews will appear - it is inevitable that there will be that one unhappy customer. The good news is that you don´t have to let their unhappiness bring your business´s reputation down. When your business´ reputation goes downhill, your sales will begin to decrease as well. But with the help I provide in this book, you won´t have to worry about this happening to your local business because you will learn how to properly respond to the unhappy customers and properly engage your satisfied customers so that they can speak up and have their opinions heard. The local online landscape has changed forever. You need to be ready for it o 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Lofbomm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005117/bk_acx0_005117_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Retirement insecurity is an increasingly serious manifestation of the vast inequality that risks destroying the social fabric in America. The nearly inevitable consequence of lifetime wage discrepancies, security in retirement is linked to the kinds of jobs we hold during our work lives. That, in turn, is a product of all the forces leading to historic levels of inequality, forces that have protected the very wealthy, destroyed any hold on stability for the poor, and gradually eroded the security of the vast middle class. The problem of inequality has moved from an academic preoccupation to a growing theme in national and local politics. The election of Bill Di Blasio in New York was the first real political victory that owes itself to citizens demanding a reversal of inequality. It has been an underlying them in the Democratic presidential debates, a motif for the Hillary Clinton campaign and a pronounced feature of Bernie Sanders´ bid. This attention is not an accident. When members of Congress returned to their districts to test out messages for upcoming elections, the one issue that resonated among their publics was ´´do something about retirement.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002381/bk_high_002381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mystery buff Vicki Butler plans to kill someone this weekend. Nothing personal, just business. The killer grand opening weekend at her new Who-Dun-Him Inn is all fun and games - until an unplanned dead body makes an appearance. With a murderer running loose, young widowed mom Vicki is forced to keep her family, guests, and actors safe while searching for clues. Her author guests, also the prime suspects, try their hand at solving this real-life whodunit, in the process hindering the investigation by local law enforcement officers. Things really go downhill when her twin Liz shows up, trailed by flamboyant Grandma Ross, who announces she´s seeking a boy toy among the suspects. When both a local younger man and an out-of-town newshound start sniffing around the inn - and her - Vicki realizes she´s got more than just a murderer to worry about. Can she solve the mystery before the killer strikes again - or will this case of jitters prove to be terminal? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Flora Plumb. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005086/bk_acx0_005086_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mary Gardner is a successful career-oriented woman with a passion for work and books. She is part of the Monday Mystery Society at Acorns, the local bookstore in Oakville. Her life is perfect, in her opinion, till she meets Stefan. Things start going downhill as he infiltrates her work, her life and her heart. Stefan Larsson, a dashing European attorney fighting for the rights of the weak and downtrodden. He threatens everything Mary has worked so hard to achieve. He is smart but aggressive; passionate but dominating. He´s out to get Mary but the question is: will he remain unscathed? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Colasurd Jr.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040226/bk_acx0_040226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ex-DEA agent Jason Anderson is trying to rebuild his life after being held prisoner by a sadistic drug cartel. With a little help from his friends, Logan Wright and Jared Monroe, he´s starting a new business and moving forward. He only thinks about the past during the long, dark nights. It´s then that he feels most alone. Brinley Snow has moved into her dream home. It´s everything she´s wanted and more, although she faces a mountain of renovation work. Luckily, it came with the bonus of a sexier-than-sin neighbor. One sultry summer night, Brinley gathers up her courage and asks Jason to join her for dinner. They´re instantly attracted to one another, but the evening quickly goes downhill when she ends up in the interrogation room of the local police. An unknown dead man had her address clutched in his hand. The authorities - and Jason - think she´s the key to finding a cold-blooded murderer. With a first date like that, Brinley´s not sure she´ll survive a second. Then again she´s never met anyone like Jason. He´s not the typical boy next door. He´s all man. And with a little luck, he could become all hers. They just have to stay alive long enough to catch a killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Greenfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047502/bk_acx0_047502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if it all came crashing down? It started with the ´´biggest´´ stock market crash in history. Banks shut down under the weight of their bogus investments, and the financial sector failed. People looked to the government to make it all better. They couldn´t! Hyper-inflation, mass unemployment, and infrastructure started to breakdown. The food trucks didn´t show up at the stores and the shelves went empty. Things turned ugly fast when there was no power for long parts of the day... then forever. Cops, doctors, and trash collectors just stopped showing up for work when the paychecks were delayed too often, or just never came. Things started falling apart quicker after that. Whole regions declared a ´´State of Emergency´´ in an effort to maintain order and civility, but it wasn´t always enough. Starvation, looting and murder became the norm. Then, our American civilization collapsed completely. The Fall of America: Book 1 Premonition of Death is the beginning of a new series, about an average man whose life goes downhill fast, once society breaks down. Set in the rural south, a scorched-earth showdown with some local thugs leaves John and his wife homeless, and on the run. He hears rumors of a survivalist group made up of former military personnel, and finding them may be his only hope. Just basic survival becomes vicious, resistance at any cost, as the devastated country comes under new siege-invading Russian troops. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Roy Grimsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027302/bk_acx0_027302_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A romantic thriller about trust, love, and deception, and about one woman’s quest to overcome an unforgiving world that has torn her life apart. Indigo Wells is an ambitious and slightly offbeat grad student with two great passions: to secure a PhD in environmental science and to marry her mentor, a suave, sexy professor who has been her crush since her first day in college. But her PhD is denied when a multinational corporation attacks her research, calling it reckless and damaging to the company’s image. Then, they threaten to pull funding. She seeks advice from her mentor, but he unexpectedly turns against her, demanding favors in return for influence. When she refuses, she finds herself dropped from the university. The experience is so jarring that she realizes, for the first time in her life, she has no one to turn to. At her lowest point, she unloads her despair onto a homeless veteran who convinces her to continue her research at a Florida nature center owned by his brother. She buys into the story, so they both set off for Florida. When they arrive, she is immediately infatuated with the brother, a well-built and decidedly interesting Seminole Indian. But things go downhill from there. The brother despises outsiders and is hostile to her. Then, as time passes, the relationship thaws and he introduces her to some age-old Indian customs, which she embraces with fervor. When the local authorities engage the brother’s assistance to resolve some bizarre alligator attacks on humans, she chimes right in, using science to help solve the mystery. Her research becomes the basis of a successful but unusual legal attack on the company that got her fired from the university. Alligator Park is a story of persistence and determination against overwhelming odds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elle Sommerling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075741/bk_acx0_075741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fire ignites a whirlwind of action and accusation in a swamp town that hasn´t seen excitement since the big lottery win 12 years ago. Little does reporter Chloe Keyes know that when she sniffs around for clues, she´ll end up facing her own demons while unsettling the very foundation of her hometown. Chloe starts her day by pulling a gun on two intruders - and things only go downhill from there. Driving to Boyd´s General for her daily caffeine fix, she finds the place ablaze. When the flames die down, she uncovers evidence that points to a dire fate for her missing childhood friend, Hoop. He disappeared 12 years ago, on the same day his girlfriend was struck and killed by a car. The events have left a dark mark on Chloe. Over the next two days, strange occurrences pile up: Chloe´s neighbor is found floating and bloated in Black Swamp, the head of a cosmetics conglomerate is arrested by federal agents, phone records point to a dead girl making calls, and a handsome stranger mystifies everyone he encounters. Through it all, the promise of a spectacular magic show captivates the local residents. Close calls with gators, crossbows, and armed felons lead to a startling conclusion, complete with illusion, chicanery, and the most divisive trick of all: cold, hard truth. Will Chloe´s murky existence finally be clarified, or will she succumb to the demons that haunt her? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Jennings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087912/bk_acx0_087912_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Save money with this 6-in-1 collection of titillating romantic short stories, each featuring a new couple in the process of discovering what it´s like to find taboo first-time love under your own roof. ´´Saved by My Stepbrother´´ Eighteen year old Milly has always wanted to be someone she´s not: prettier, skinnier, more popular.... When shortly after graduation, members of the in-crowd invite her to a barbecue at the local beach, she feels she´ll finally be accepted. Only things don´t turn out that way and it was all a big, humiliating joke. Just when things seem hopeless, her protector, the boy she grew up with, turns up and saves her from the bullies. He reassures her she´s not as ugly and unwanted as they made her feel, in ways she could have never imagined. When he makes her his, without protection in his truck, she realizes that her very first time is going to be the beginning of a whole new era.... ´´In My Stepbrother´s Bed´´ When I woke up in the wrong bedroom in my house, the morning after a rather wild and booze-filled graduation party, I had many questions I didn´t yet know the answers to. How did I end up in the room that belongs to the boy I grew up with? Why was I naked? And finally, whose arm was draped across my chest? Had I finally lost my V-card? As I tried my best to remember, things slowly started to get back to me. The party had been a success at first, but then things had gone downhill. First, I realized that not every guy who sweet talks you in private has the guts to admit liking the fat chick in class in front of their stupid friends. Right after, I witnessed my best friend finally making a move on the one guy I actually had a thing for, even though I did grow up with him.... In short, it was all a disaster. Or was it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cheyanne Humble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051885/bk_acx0_051885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.