March 11, 2014
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
'Lone Eagle' (One Person)
Businesses On The Rise
More Americans are taking
matters into their own hands by going to work for themselves
out of their homes. Much of the growth we are seeing is in
"lone eagle" service-type businesses. It is a reversal of
the trend seen from 1960-1980, when there were steady
reductions in the number of people who worked at home.
Service Veterans Desire
According to BizBuySell's
recent study, both older and younger veterans are emerging
as major players in the buying of small companies. And,
thus, are shaping the business-for-sale market.
For the complete story
on young veterans showing strong interest in business
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ITEX Announces Quarterly Cash
The ITEX Board of Directors
declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.05 per share on
February 28. The dividend will be paid on March 20 to
stockholders of record as of the close of business on March
Prices Will Lower When
Patients Start To Behave Like Consumers
We have a long way to go and
there will have to be many changes, but here's a story about
a beginning: With no health insurance, Vicki Burns, 62, of
Mesilla Park (NM) needed a total hip replacement but balked
at a local hospital's $45,000 quote for a two-day stay —
which didn't include the surgeon's fee and other ancillary
Then Burns found out
an online service where doctors and facilities can bid for a
patient?s business. Using the website, Burns accepted a bid
of $13,400 from Jaron Anderson, M.D., of Glendale (CA) that
included the surgery center, anesthesiologist, lab tests,
X-rays — even house calls as she recuperated nearby.
(It should be noted that on
its website MediBid encourages patients to do their homework
and research doctors' credentials.)
Diners Are Tipping Less These
VoucherCloud.net's recent survey on spending habits
shows that Americans' tipping on restaurant bills has
declined compared with five years ago. The reason? They
explained that they "couldn't afford to tip the customary
20% on top of the cost of a meal."
The survey revealed that only
23% of Americans tip their food servers 20% or more.
Small Talk Is An Extremely
Nicholas Boothman, author of
both How To Make People Like You In 90 Seconds Or Less
and How To Connect In Business In 90 Seconds Or Less,
says that small talk is an extremely and often undervalued
and overlooked communicative skill.
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ITEX Launches Virtual
Virtual Currency Systems (VCS), a subsidiary of ITEX Corporation (OTCQB:ITEX),
announced during the 26th Annual Roth Capital Conference
at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point (CA) that it is offering licenses
for its cloud-hosted virtual currency software platform to
businesses and entrepreneurs worldwide.
The hosted operating
system is designed for enterprising businesses and end-users
interested in creating a centralized virtual currency model. A
centralized system determines the amount of currency in circulation,
based on many factors, including the needs of its consumer or
currencies that supplement cash, check, and credit card transactions
or are used as promotional or reward tools are increasingly used in
a variety of business models. As the marketplace becomes more
innovative and the acceptance of these currencies grows, VCS is well
positioned to support the development of this emerging industry,"
stated Steven White, CEO of Virtual Currency Systems.
digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple or Litecoin are
decentralized peer-to-peer payment platforms without a centralized
authority. In contrast, VCS utilizes a centralized system where the
licensee determines by its own policies and business objectives how
to distribute, market, redeem and/or convert its own branded virtual
White concluded, "Our
virtual currency platform is hosted on Windows Azure, a global cloud
platform that offers the scalability and reliability that VCS
requires to run efficiently."
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In his best-selling book, What
Losing Taught Me About Winning, Fran Tarkenton noted, "I have
yet to hear any entrepreneur complain about being up to his ears in
cash with nowhere to spend it." Tarkenton, who has run twelve
businesses with annual revenues ranging from under $1 million to
$142 million, maintains that every business has a cash crunch at one
time or another. That's why it's so vital to develop your financial
common sense early on, so you do not have to rely on dollars to keep
your business alive.
He doesn't think it does an
entrepreneur any good, particularly in the early going, to be able
to buy his or her way out of problems. In his book he says the way
around borrowing, and buying your way out of problems, is to
leverage your relationships.
cannot be parochial or narrowly focused, operating in a protective
crouch," Tarkenton cautioned, "while all those businesses around
you, both big and small, are reaching out and joining forces
wherever possible. If you are going to succeed as an entrepreneur,
you have to learn to think of your business not only as an income
generating tool, but also as a leveraging tool
something that has value that can be traded to create greater
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