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February 14, 2012

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 02/14/2012

Attendees At �World Money Show� Learned About Barter

International Monetary System (OTCBB:ITNM) made their presence known at the 2012 World Money Show in Orlando (FL), February 9 through 11. Senior executives from IMS gave a 30-minute presentation and provided an exhibit booth for investors, fund managers, and investment bankers to learn more about the company�s investment opportunities.

For more information click here.

Sessions On Real Estate & Personal Property Barter Planned

The Barrett Exchange is holding a national marketing session real estate and personal property in Oklahoma City, March 2 to 4 at the Four Points Sheraton.

For more information click here.

Football Player Barters For 50% Ownership In Team

Terrell Owens, former NFL star, still wants to play in the NFL. But until that happens he�s staying in shape by taking his football services to the Allen Wranglers (Allen, TX) of the Indoor Football League.

As payment for his services Owens will receive a 50% ownership in the franchise.

Aging Population Forcing Big Worldwide Changes Ahead

A forthcoming book titled �Global Aging in the 21st Century� reports that the world�s supply of working-age people will soon be shrinking, causing a shift from surplus to scarcity. About 11% of the world�s people are over 60-years-of-age at the moment. In the next 25 years that will double, to almost a fifth, and 17% of those people will be over 80.

In China 12% of Chinese are now over 60, and in two decades there will be more than 29% I n that category. Brazil faces a similar blow. Experts say that it will be very difficult for countries that are just emerging from poverty to suddenly face huge elder-care costs.

Coming soon: Within two decades we will see an era where jobs compete for workers, rather than vice versa. If that happens cheap labor will vanish.

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In Barter There Are No Worthless Sales

One of the most valuable and often overlooked services a trade exchange offers your company is that of a guaranteed payment on sales through members of the exchange. Because purchases cannot be made without trade dollars, and authorizations are required which protect you, so you need never worry. Such protection from loss is a valuable safety net you just don�t find in the cash world, where loss of money from non-payment and bust-up scams often bruise the business owner. Sometimes fatally.

A scam operation is subtly designed to snare the unwary business owner. Typically, the new customer buys a small amount of merchandise then slowly increases the amount purchased. The operator pays his bills up front, so that the merchant will extend him more credit � 30 days, possibly 60.

Finally the customer increases his order into the thousands-of-dollars. Even though that�s a stretch for the business owner, it�s considered a good bet because the customer has an impeccable history of paying on time. Unfortunately, it�s at this juncture that the customer leaves town or files for bankruptcy, and the merchant never gets paid.

This decades-old practice is known as a bust-out, so named because the business seems to bust or disappear. The moral of this story is two-fold. Protect your company when dealing in the cash world � check out the history of new businesses wanting credit extended, and be cautious in the amount extended.

In addition, work through your trade exchange for extra sales. Ones that are guaranteed to be safe!

Is Your Trade Exchange Missing Out On Valuable New Business?

If your barter company�s listing on isn�t current, you are definitely missing out on new business. The web site 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.

Is your barter company�s listing up-to-date?

To 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:

To make changes to your listing click here.

For new listings click here.

Your Communication Methods Are Extremely Important!

Because communication is so important you must do so in ways that move your agenda forward in a positive direction, while at the same time meeting your customers needs.

The following are typical responses (italics) versus those with a positive direction (bold):

I can�t do that. Let me tell you what is possible.

I�ll try to make it to the meeting. I will be at the meeting at 8 a.m., and will call in case something comes up.

Why don�t we meet next Thursday? Let�s meet on Thursday. 

We can fill your order, but it will be late. We plan on meeting your deadlines. Of course, we�ll let you know in advance if we change the shipping method.

Don�t forget to send me your order form. Please remember to send me your order form.

Your attitude and honesty when communicating are clearly important, creating a more positive connection with the customer. A connection that will be mutually beneficial throughout your relationship.


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For Greater Payoffs Think Like The Pro�s

Professionalism is measured by a commitment to excellence. Yes, professional athletes compete, but the real joy they take comes from excelling...not from beating the competition.

In other words, for a professional the race is not between competitors but toward the perfect execution of an act. They continually compete against their best-ever efforts. To get the best from your efforts try thinking the same way.

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Got A Friend Who�s Been Laid-Off?

As a sign of the times, Hallmark is selling unemployment cards to send to laid-off workers. The cards are meant to meet a relevant and niche consumer need for many people who are looking to offer support to their friends or family who are going through a difficult time.

One example we find especially witty has a disgruntled looking cat on the cover with the text: �Heard about your job.� The inside says: �Is there anywhere I could hack up a hairball, like say, on a former employer�s head? Just wonderin� ...�


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The Growth and Use of Secondary Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today�s New Age Of Possibility

There are many forms of secondary capital�which can be defined as any financial instrument that measures and communicates value in a common language. Would you like to see and learn more about the many forms of secondary capital?

 We have 70 free, informative and inspiring, articles for you in our �Secondary Capital Section.�

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