Robert C. Brenner

Biography

Robert C. Brenner is an engineer, consultant, college professor, and professional speaker with extensive experience in research and information publishing.

A retired naval officer with distinguished service in both nuclear submarines and microelectronic research and development, Brenner holds a bachelor’s degree (BSEE) and two master’s degrees (MSEE, MSSM).

He has been a guest speaker at over 50 national conferences and symposiums and is a consultant on pricing and the business of desktop service. Since 1987, he has focused on pricing and actual prices charged by service providers. He is the author of 51 books including Small Business Guide to Pricing, Pricing Web Services, How to Price Graphic Design & DTP Services, regional Pricing Tables, state Hourly Rates references, and Desktop Production Time Standards. He also produced a series of special reports profiling virtual service providers and their earnings. In addition, he has written over 275 articles on business and computer applications and has written technical manuals, user manuals and product line literature for numerous companies. He has taught at the high school, community college, university, and graduate school levels. A futurist, he enjoys the challenge of research and is currently sharing his knowledge of pricing strategies and tactics with business owners worldwide.

Professor Brenner can be reached at brenner@brennerbooks.com.

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Books

Survive a Power Outage: Emergency Lighting
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,870. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Lighting
Emergency Lighting explains light, where it comes from and how to measure it. Then it covers all the sources of light: candles, firelight, flashlights, lanterns, and solar light from the sun. The book explains how to determine how much light you need, what kind of lighting is best, and how long those batteries will last in an emergency. Charts, tables, and photos provide personal options for you.
Power Up! The Smart Guide to Home Solar Power: How to Make a Wise Solar Investment
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,520. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
How would you like a $2 monthly electric bill? Here's how. Author Robert Brenner explains how to determine your power needs, select the right-sized system, find vendors, get proposals, analyze bids, select the best solar installer, fund the project, make milestone payments, and evaluate results. Three actual installation jobs are described (with photos) including savings on electrical bills.
Solar Case Study: 7.4 kW Home Power Generator
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
How a homeowner cut his electrical bill by over 99% by purchasing a 7.4 kW solar power generator for his home.
Solar Case Study: 6.4 kW Home Power Generator
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
How a homeowner cut his electrical bill by over 90% by purchasing a 6.4 kW distributed inverter solar power generator for his home.
Solar Case Study: 5.0 kW Home Power Generator
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
How a homeowner cut his electrical bill by over 96% by installing a 5 kW solar power generator.
Pricing Tactics
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,620. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
Techniques for maximizing profit. How small business owners thrive during any economic condition. Covers how to price services, raising prices, cutting prices, price specials, calculating sales needed to make price changes work, best ways to handle price increases, how much you can raise prices, handling price objections, stealth pricing, bottom price feeders and when to turn down work.

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