About Practical Business Advisors

Practical Business Advisors is an affiliated group of business advisory firms that specialize in helping companies with various business issues utilizing our vast experience from running and building businesses over the years. We specialize in helping business leaders to make educated decisions on strategic business matters in the shortest, most efficient way possible. We take a very pragmatic approach to solving business problems so that our clients receive benefits from our efforts without the normal “big firm” protocol which leads to huge costs before solutions are developed. We are flexible and are acutely sensitive to the individual needs of each of our clients. Our goal with each client is to provide value from day one and to make our clients successful. We understand and promote that the value of a business is measured by three things:

  • Cash Flow
  • Process and Systems
  • People

We are uniquely qualified to help you enhance and develop these areas of your business and we look forward to serving you.


Practical Business Advisors was created by Daniel A. Carr after a very successful career as an entrepreneur. At age 22, after college graduation, Dan started his first business which he grew and managed to become an industry leader for over 25 years. While growing his primary business, Dan also developed several other companies as either a founder, executive or investor.

Key Personnel

Daniel A. Carr

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Mr. Carr’s business skills have been honed through his personal involvement in dozens of companies as well as many nonprofit organizations. While his primary business was a software company providing applications for ERP, he has also had leadership and financial positions in companies providing hi-tech development, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, on-line financial services, and IT infrastructure. Dan’s leadership style is firm yet fair and he believes in continuous process improvement within any organization.

Due to his time management practices and his enjoyment of multi-tasking, he has successfully run as many as five organizations at the same time. While well trained and seasoned in the various aspects of business, Dan is equally as comfortable in the Board Room as he is on a manufacturing floor or a shipping dock. His skills range from strategic planning to sales and marketing to detailed operations execution.

Having the ability to relate to people of all levels within an organization, Dan is often called upon by clients to provide leadership and perform problem solving for special situations and projects. Rounding out Dan’s skills, he is an excellent writer and public speaker. His written works have been translated and used globally and he is frequently asked to speak in various venues both nationally and around the world.

Darryl R. Hart

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Hart, born and raised in Yakima Washington, Graduated from A.C. Davis High School in Yakima and attended college at Washington State.  Hart began his professional career in the banking/finance industry in the early 1980’s working for Rainier National Bank in Seattle Washington.  For a period of 11-years Hart held various Management positions in the banking/finance industry to include titles as Branch Manager, Regional Manager, Regional Sales Assistant, Assistant Vice President, and Vice President Credit Sales Manager.

In 1993 Hart left banking/finance and purchased a franchise of Seattle based Adventures in Advertising, a promotional marketing and advertising company.  Over a period of 6-years, the company grew to a multi-million dollar enterprise and was sold to Chicago based Halo Industries in 1999.

Hart has held various Senior Sales and Marketing positions throughout his career.  In 2000 he co-founded and served as CEO of Commodity Sourcing Group (CSG), providing commodity sourcing, commodity integration, total pack management, and supply chain management services to the health care industry.  In 2004, CSG was named the United States’ #1 fastest growing privately held health care sector company by Inc. 500 Magazine.   In addition to the #1 health sector ranking, CSG finished 16th nationally for all sectors in the annual survey.  CSG was ranked 22nd in the 2005 survey and 140th in 2006.  In 2007, Hart sold his interest in CSG to NBA Hall of Famer and current Mayor of Detroit Dave Bing.

Since 2008, Hart has been active as the owner of Hart Capital, LLC, a Michigan based venture capital company, providing catalyst financing and managerial, banking, and technical consulting to high tech and niche start-up ventures.

Most recently Hart served as President & CEO of Brighton Michigan based Nanovere Technologies LLC. Nanovere Technologies is a global leader in the creation of Nano structured coatings systems for the Automotive, Marine, Aerospace, and Heavy industrial sectors.

Hart, 50, has been married to wife Lori for 23 years. They have two children, a 22-year-old son who attends The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas and a 19year-old daughter who attends College in Oakland County Michigan. Mr. Hart and his family are very involved in many civic and charitable activities.

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