February 8, 2011
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
Expanding In Connecticut
International Monetary Systems (OTCBB:ITNM) has opened
another office in Connecticut — IMS Southern Connecticut.
The new office is located at 999 Foxon Rd. #30, North
For more information contact Jay Greene (203) 871-3813, Ext.
Air Travel Up Globally
In 2010 worldwide air travel jumped 8.2% and air freight did
even better, up 21%, according to the International Air
Transport Association. After the biggest demand decline in
the history of aviation in 2009, the world is flying again.
Corporate Barter Company Receives Kudos
ICON International, a corporate barter company located in
Stamford (CT), was selected as one of the top 25 “Best
Places To Work” in Connecticut for 2011. ICON is a
subsidiary of the Omnicom Group.
Henderson’s Take On GDP Measurements
Noted futurist Hazel Henderson says a nation’s Gross
Domestic Product measurement provides an incomplete and
inadequate measurement of national progress. She says GDP
undervalues the real wealth, for example, of Greece,
Ireland, Portugal, and Spain by ignoring their well-educated
workforces, efficient infrastructures and productive
ecosystems — all missing in GDP measurements.
For more information:
Mileage Rates For Tax Year
With tax season here, remember the standard mileage rate for
business use of a car is 50-cents per mile. (See IRS
Publication 17, chapter 26.)
Plenty Of Hungry People Out There
Here’s a rather startling number — the number of people in
the U.S. relying on food stamps, according to the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, is now 43.6 million.
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“Exposure” Is Super
Bowl’s Barter Payment
Performers at the Super Bowl’s 15-minute halftime show are paid via
barter — you perform and we will provide unprecedented exposure —
over 100 million pair of eyes! The Black Eyed Peas, this year’s
halftime performers, were treated to perks plus their costs (of
funding the show) including free travel with room and board for band
members and their support staff.
promotion leading up to the game and the show is a great opportunity
for performers to get tremendous exposure to a new audience that are
not normally fans.
Is Your Trade Exchange Missing Out On
Valuable New Business?
your barter company’s listing on BarterNews.com isn’t current, you
are definitely missing out on new business. The web site
BarterNews.com receives heavy traffic — with over 150,000 page-views
every month. Entrepreneurs and corporate executives check the
thousands of articles, the weekly “Tuesday
Report,” and the “Contacts
Section” of our site. They use the latter to find barter
companies with which to do business.
your barter company’s listing up-to-date?
keep your listing current is very easy. See the links below to (A)
update any changes to your company’s listing, such as new location,
phone number, web site or other information, and (B) if your company
has not been listed.
Here’s how to get on board:
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IRTA Global Board Sets
Ambitious Goals For 2011
January 21st the IRTA Global Board of Directors met, finalized, and
released their goals for the coming year. “The Board carries on an
excellent IRTA tradition in outlining and planning for the future
direction of our industry,” offered International Reciprocal Trade
Association president David Wallach. “We have already assigned 2011
goal oriented projects to Board and Committee Members for completion
over this year.”
“IRTA will continue to be a major pro-active advocate for the Modern
Trade and Barter Industry around the world. (This) will be another
great year for IRTA as our industry continues to grow and gain even
more recognition for the bundle of benefits we bring to businesses,”
said IRTA Executive Director Ron Whitney.
and significantly enlarge the membership of IRTA and UC (Universal
to provide a high level of services that benefit the global modern
trade and barter industry.
and implement additional opportunities for commerce between the
corporate barter and commercial barter sectors of our industry.
Continuation of Operation Outreach, by developing modern trade and
barter lesson plans and syllabuses for presentation in economic
departments of business schools and universities, in order to
educate the future leaders of the business and financial community
regarding the benefits offered by our industry.
update the IRTA By-Laws and Code of Ethics as necessary.
develop the IRTA Euro/Asian Chapter.
150+ attendees at the 2011 IRTA International Convention.
implementation of a social media program.
more information on IRTA
International visitors look for BARTER CONTACTS in our Global Barter
Section. If YOUR exchange isn’t listed see the forms on the lower
left of the page. (Click
Attention trade exchange owners...thousands of visitors every month
visit our BARTER CONTACTS section on our web site where we have
names & addresses of barter companies in the USA. If YOUR exchange
isn’t listed, or the information is incorrect, you can correct the
situation by using the forms to the lower left of the USA map. (Click
Remarkable 20th Anniversary
was back in February 1991 that three young Gold Coast business
partners launched the Bartercard trade exchange in Australia. Now,
twenty years later, Bartercard operates across Australia and
throughout numerous countries around the world with a total of 55
Over the years Bartercard has invested $50 million in technological
development and more than $150 million in their branding efforts.
The company has reportedly concluded more than 22 million
transactions worth $25 billion in barter transactions — very
remarkable and impressive statistics.
more information on Bartercard
Money-Making Reports Available From BarterNews
Don’t Let Anger Take
Just as it takes time
for a person to learn to become a hothead, it can take years to
become skillful at dealing with anger. Although no one method works
for everyone, experts offer these tips to keep frustration from
turning into rage:
Admit you have a
Try to witness your
behavior. When you’re driving, for example, observe how closely
you follow other cars. What do you do that might be angering
other people? Work on modifying your behavior.
Learn new responses
to behaviors that previously would have provoked you. Rather
than yelling or making obscene gestures at a driver who has cut
you off try singing. Or make a joke about it — “must have been
that burned toast he had for breakfast!”
This alters your breathing pattern and slows the rush of
adrenaline coursing through your body. Then start talking to
yourself, saying, “This is so obviously not worth getting worked
relationship with the offending party, and question the amount
of power you want the person to have over your emotions.
from the frustration. By changing your mental focus, you can
temporarily reduce your anger level and hopefully keep from
doing or saying things you’ll regret.
Count to ten. Take
deep breaths to block your usual flash of anger.
Watch caffeine and
alcohol intake. Caffeine promotes anxiety and irritability.
Alcohol and drugs can spur acting out.
Take extra time for
traveling and other activities so you don’t get upset by things
slowing you down.
Remind yourself of
the impact anger has on health. Tirades increase the chances
that someone will attack you, they can boost blood pressure,
trigger premature heart attacks plus lead to ulcers, strokes,
and digestive problems.
Loosen up! Don’t be
so easily offended by another’s actions. You can’t control
others, but you can control yourself.
Lastly, seek help if
the above suggestions don’t work.
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