January 17, 2017
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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Equitrade Expands Its National
Equitrade International has recently completed two new
acquisitions, giving it an entry into the California market of
Los Angeles. ABC Barter in Alhambra and Cal Coast Barter in
Ventura have been added to the growing Equitrade network which
now boasts over 2,500 members.
acquisitions give us a firm presence in California which is a
good anchor for acquisitions in other western markets." said
Equitrade CEO, Jim West. "Additional acquisitions are also in
process, which will expand further the Equitrade brand on the
Equitrade International is a growing
commercial barter clearinghouse, which arranges cashless
transactions for its members who have idle capacity in their
businesses. Headquartered in Atlanta (GA) it has a presence in
35 states and Canada, with plans to expand to other markets in
2017. Equitrade's unique approach to barter provides a liquid
marketplace for the sale of excess inventory and spare capacity
for businesses of all types.
Equitrade has also
pioneered the concept of a barter bank account for consumers who
have idle assets to sell. Its national online network of members
provides a seamless marketplace for barter transactions between
businesses and individuals alike including media, travel and
The secret to Equitrade's growth lays in
its unique program for aging barter exchange owners searching
for a more lucrative exit strategy as they approach their
For more info about Equitrade,
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Your Reliance On Typical
Assumptions Hurts Business
We all have false assumptions. Even if we don’t realize
it, they exist. For instance consider these typical
doesn't work, it's a waste of money"
"If our sales staff would just
make one more call a day, everything would be great."
"Nobody asks for the order
anymore … that's the problem."
"The only thing our customers
care about is a low price. Nothing else matters."
"Everybody knows us."
"We are the best!"
"We're the oldest."
"The current downturn in our
business is only temporary. We'll come out just fine."
Without even realizing it, businesses base their plans
and programs on assumptions such as these. But embracing
such ideas can unfortunately keep companies from expanding
their vision, attracting creative employees, and succeeding
in their quest to gain new customers.
than testing an accepted premise or adopting a new strategy,
owners will ignore the all-too-obvious fact that their
course is heading straight for trouble. Yet only by
challenging all assumptions, can a company literally breathe
new life into its operations.
The issue is
not just staying in business. What's really at stake is
finding ways to open new markets, and becoming the company
of choice in your field. The job is not an easy one, because
it often demands dramatic changes in the way we approach
In the final analysis, the determining
factor for success is a state of mind that freely welcomes
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How Do You See Yourself?
Most entrepreneurial business owners see their "business
personalities" in distinct terms, according to the latest
survey by Open Small Business Network, American Express
Company’s small-business unit.
When asked to choose,
34% of the owners in the survey characterized themselves as
managers, or big picture people, who like making things run
smoothly and improving how employees work together. They
enjoy the operational part of the business.
at 27%, came what the poll labeled the heroes, or those who
take to solving the difficult problems facing a company.
Next, at 16%, were the rainmakers who find new business,
while 11% of the owners see themselves as artists, more
involved in creating products than running the business
Only 4% of those surveyed would characterize themselves as
mavericks, or risk-takers, those who sometimes take up
projects for the sense of adventure alone.
were also asked what their No.1 pet-peeve was regarding
employees. Although the largest percentage (35%) didn’t have
any one pet-peeve, for those who did, showing up late for
work and lack of initiative were at the top of the list.
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The Growth and Use of Secondary
Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today's New Age
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