February 21, 2012
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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Jamaica Will Be Site For IRTA Convention
September 13 -16 will be the dates for the 33rd
annual International Reciprocal Trade Association�s (IRTA)
annual worldwide convention. The all-inclusive Sunset
Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa will he hosting the fall
More details on the convention expected next week.
TV Show About Barter Filmed
Our sources report that a 30-minute show on barter �
individuals trading products and services � has been made,
and is now being presented to various entities with the
objective of becoming a 13-week show.
Further details will be reported here when they become
42 Million Freelancers In America
About 30% of the U.S. workforce, approximately 42 million
Americans, are independent freelance workers. At
www.freelancersunion.com nearly 1,000 positions are
broken down by category.
Other sites for freelancers include:
Home Ads For Mortgage Payments
Would you allow your home to be painted and a large
9-foot-long sign be placed above the garage in exchange for
your monthly mortgage payments?
Then check out
Ames� Wonderland Bakery Creates Cookies For
Allyson Ames, founder and owner of the Wonderland Bakery in
Newport Beach (CA), is the daughter of Mike & Sondra Ames �
long-time barter industry pioneers. (Mike Ames was the
founder of TradeAmericanCard nearly 40 years ago.)
Most recently Wonderland Bakery provided cookies for a large
fundraiser in Corona del Mar for President Obama�s visit.
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IMS Retains DME Capital To Implement Global Investor
International Monetary Systems (OTCBB:ITNM) announced that the
company has retained DME Capital, a New York-based investor
relations firm, to expand the company's strategic investor relations
John Strabley, CEO of IMS comfirmed, �As we continue to grow and
diversify our interests, I believe this is the right time to send
our message to the investment community. After careful
consideration, DME Capital, with their established relationships
among institutional investors combined with their extensive
databases and proactive IR program, is the perfect partner for
International Monetary Systems.�
DME Capital is a full service investor relations firm, representing
growth-oriented companies to the investment community. Investor
relations services include financial and media relations, editorial
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For more information on IMS
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Is Your Trade Exchange Missing Out On
Valuable New Business?
your barter company�s listing on BarterNews.com isn�t current, you
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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
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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)
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has not been listed.
Here�s how to get on board:
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Barter Proves Versatile & Valuable
Using trade dollars rather than cash for your necessities translates
into big dollar savings. The following are often available through
your trade exchange:
Advertising (radio, cable, print, direct mail)
Carpet cleaners and dyers
Catering and restaurants
Florists and plant care
Professional services (dental, accounting, medical, law)
And much, much more!
Financial Expert Reveals Your Safest Investment
Andrew Tobias, author of the perennial best-seller The Only
Investment Guide You�ll Ever Need, unequivocally says the best
and safest �investment� in the world is to pay off your
high-interest credit card balances. He explains that not having to
pay 20% interest on a credit card is as good as earning 20%
tax-free, risk-free � it�s phenomenal!
Yet according to Bernice Kanner, a columnist for financial media
giant Bloomberg LP and author of Are You Normal About Money,
contends that only 49% of Americans pay their credit-card bills in
full to avoid the high interest charged. While American Express
reports an incredible 43% of small-business owners use their high
interest, credit cards� revolving credit to help sustain their
Plus the card issuers are putting the squeeze on customers by
boosting late fees, which have climbed 146% since 1994, to $35. So
take action by making plans now. Put extra effort into your barter
endeavors, to free up additional cash. Then you can make the best,
safest �investment� in the world � systematically paying off your
high interest credit cards.
Money-Making Reports Available From BarterNews
Reclaiming Customers Can Get Some Quick Profits!
Marketing consultant George Walther says most businesses waste too
much time trying to land new customers, when they could be making
much more money reclaiming former ones.
�Customers who have walked out or fallen away are a major source of
profits left untapped by most companies. The fact is former
customers know who you, thought enough of you to buy, and could
without much effort be induced to do so again.�
Incredibly, 68% of those customers who drop off do so simply because
they sense indifference. Walther contends that most customers leave
our conveyor belts because we don�t show them how important they
suggestion: Call them!
How To Get More Sales In
Our street-smart restaurant
marketing report shows proven ways to rapidly boost your
restaurant�s sales & profits.
The Growth and Use of Secondary
Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today�s New Age
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.�
Check it out...
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