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March 4, 2014

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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ITEX — First Trading Community To Accept Bitcoin

The ITEX Corporation (www.itex.com), a leading marketplace for cashless business transactions in North America, has declared it now accepts Bitcoin as a payment option for its more than 20,000 member businesses.

Bitcoin is the world's largest circulated encrypted digital currency and ITEX is the largest trading community in the USA and Canada. The Bitcoin peer-to-peer network is made up of thousands of computers run by individuals around the world and doesn't have a central clearinghouse or answer to a singular authority. The finite supply of Bitcoins will grow at a mathematically determined rate of expansion from its current 12.5 million units to a maximum of 21 million units.

The ITEX dollar is a virtual currency used as a method of payment within the ITEX marketplace and trading community. In contrast to Bitcoin, ITEX utilizes a centralized system where it determines the amount of currency in circulation, based on numerous factors, including the needs of its member merchants. ITEX seeks to provide a platform for peer-to-peer and centralized virtual currency models to co-exist and complement each other.

"We are excited about the momentum the nascent virtual currency industry is experiencing and anticipate greater support for our virtual currency, the ITEX dollar, as time progresses," stated Steven White, Chairman and CEO.

"ITEX contracted with Coinbase of San Francisco, the largest platform of merchants and consumers accepting Bitcoin, to create our e-wallet service, process payments and convert Bitcoin into U.S. dollars. We invite the millions of Bitcoin enthusiasts to participate in our trading community," White concluded.


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The Barter Company Unveils Promotion To New Position

The Barter Company (TBC) has announced that Lauren Perkins, former Trade Coordinator, has been promoted to Director of Marketing & Public Relations. Lauren has been with the company for four years, during which she has created and maintained numerous relationships with business owners nationwide.

She has facilitated thousands of business-to-business trades in the Atlanta area and brings a multitude of digital and social technology marketing to TBC, as it continues its successful growth as one of the largest and fastest growing barter exchanges in the Southeast.

Lauren brings with her a wide range of knowledge and experience in different aspects of marketing and PR and has a B.S. degree in Public Relations from Middle Tennessee State University. When first hired by The Barter Company, she came on assigned to a duel-role as a trade broker to TBC and also working as the National Association of Trade Exchanges' national trade broker and marketing coordinator. In this position she learned the ins and outs of event coordination and promotion as well as mass marketing on a national level.

"We are very excited to have Lauren in this new position — she has a broad skill-set and a tremendous amount of energy," stated CEO Ric Zampatti. "Her talents and interests are sure to make this newly created position a success."

As Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Lauren will implement all press and media relations, both locally and nationally, and will be responsible for TBC's overall marketing strategy and execution. She is also responsible for managing social media channels, developing website content, and creating innovative and effective marketing programs.

(The Barter Company is a recognized leader the barter industry with offices in Georgia and Florida. TBC provides an alternative currency network by using barter dollars instead of cash to handle member transactions. TBC acts as a third-party record's keeper, providing clients with monthly statements that reflect all barter purchases, sales, and a current barter-dollar balance.)

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Relaxation Essential To Productivity

Although as entrepreneurs we are driven to succeed, we need to realize that taking time to relax isn't a gift just for ourselves — it's a necessary and indispensable part of performing at our peak. And it helps to keep us sane.

If you want to accomplish true success, you must take your well-being seriously; realizing it's easy to grow accustomed to an increased level of stress. To avoid getting burned out, don't just make relaxation an item on your to-do list, but learn to rejuvenate yourself creatively by:

  • Taking a break ? even if just for a minute. Relaxation can take any length of time and whatever form you find appealing. Simply tensing your muscles and allowing them to relax is an effective way to decompress.

    This can be done by finding a quiet place to lie down. Uncross your legs and rest your palms on your stomach. Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Tense every muscle from the top of your head to your toes for a second or two. Then relax and clear your mind for a moment by picturing a serene landscape.
     

  • Making relaxation part of your routine. Take 15-minutes each day to reflect and have downtime. Achieve clarity by recognizing your successes, letting go of your stress, and deciding on the best step for you to take next.
     

  • Turning your frustration into inspiration. When obstacles cross your path, it's much easier to get riled up than it is to calm down. Instead of becoming aggravated about occurrences out of your control, relax and try to spot opportunities. Ask yourself, "How can this situation fuel my success?"? You will be amazed at the possibilities you discover.
     

  • Saying no to less important things. You are in control of your to-do list, and therefore determine what the priorities are. Being able to say no to the less important items is a big part of your overall success, and people will respect your honesty.

Remember, pay attention to any physical or emotional symptoms that arise in response to stress. Then recognize that it's OK to relax, slack off, or get more sleep. Success comes from attaining your goals — and relaxation has to be one of them.


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