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desk of Bob Meyer...03/13/07
Haddawy Authors Article On Barter For
Chris Haddawy, Sr. VP for BizXchange, and a 18-year veteran
in the commercial barter industry, authored the “Trading Up”
article which appeared in the February issue of American
Haddawy’s focus was to show printers how they can cash in on
barter by stressing the importance of calculating the cost
of the printer’s trade, as well as rules for successful
For more information on Haddawy’s company go to:
Bartercard Sponsorship Announced
Bartercard has signed a major sponsorship deal, with the
Harlequins Rugby Club in the UK, for a reported £190,000
The marketing manager of Harlequins, Chris Warren, affirmed,
“We use Bartercard for a range of services—everything from
marketing, design and printing, to buses to get the team to
matches. And through Bartercard we’ve attracted some new
Windsor Trade Moving Forward With Huge Barter
March 27 is the day for a signing ceremony between Sabah
State Government, SEDCO (agency for holding equity), and
Windsor Trade Company, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Facilities for the huge complex will include a grain
warehouse, hotel, a passenger and ferry terminal, plus a
commercial centre. The Sabah State Government will hold 20%
equity in Windsor Trade.
For more information see:
A Meltdown Of Unparalleled Proportions
The $1.3 trillion subprime mortgage industry has taken a
violent turn seeing 25 subprime lenders exiting the
business—by declaring bankruptcy or putting themselves up
for sale. (And that’s just in the last few months.)
Well-respected expert Jim Grant of Grants Interest Rate
Observer says as we enter what he calls the “recognition
stage,” the market is starting to wake up to the magnitude
of the problem. In short, billions will be lost.
CEOs More Positive Than CFOs
The Business Roundtable’s quarterly report, as well as
Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and CFO magazine’s survey,
all show that CEOs (chief executive officers) are more
bullish on the economy than their chief financial officers
Many CFOs said CEOs were naturally optimistic and were even
expected to be so. The CEO takes risks that help the company
grow while the economy is buzzing, and the CFO keeps an eye
on what may go wrong. Such a pairing might be a potent
combination for today’s environment, which sees an expanding
economy loaded with uncertainties.
Current U.S. Listing Information...
Ruffin Trading Company
PO Box 1755
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Ph: (912) 210-6128
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Barter Site For Colleges
Mosoma Inc. has announced the launch of
its social commerce web site,
www.mosoma.com. The site provides a venue for students
and employees of colleges, universities, community colleges
and trade schools to buy, sell, bid or barter for goods and
Offering a new level of social networking combined with
mobile access provides its users with a unique type of
social commerce. Users will be able to post their items to
their blogs, Facebook, Wink, Digg and del.icio.us.
Mosoma.com's multifaceted and open model combined with its
extensive database of over 2500 colleges, universities,
community colleges and trade schools, offers students one of
the most flexible buying and selling experiences available.
Virginia-based Mosoma.com charges users 99-cents to list an
item or service for 30 days. For 90 days (through May 2007)
they will be offering up to 5 free listings, when users
invite 5 friends to use the site.
Visitors will be able to search through bid offerings and
listings which are organized onto individual college pages,
so they may buy, sell, bid or barter within their own campus
community and nationwide. Within these pages, items are
organized by category for easy browsing.
Innovative TV Production
House Cuts Barter Deal With GE’s NBC
Generally, Hollywood production
companies are financed by the major media giants, which then
own most of the entertainment content that is produced. That
will not be the case for two of television’s biggest names.
Former Paramount Pictures president
Gail Berman and former ABC Chairman Lloyd Braun have created
a new model for a TV production house.
The new company, BermanBraun, will
operate as an autonomous studio...primarily focusing on TV.
Actively seeking distribution partnerships, they inked a
3-year deal with General Electric’s NBC Universal on March
And part of the deal had a barter
In return for NBC picking up
unspecified overhead costs, BermanBraun will offer the media
company first dibs on any TV content it produces.
What do you think? Are you in a
creative business, one where you could provide a first
chance to some company in exchange for a needed service?
Universal Law-Of-Reciprocity Key To
Trade Exchange Success
Every trade exchange owner in the world should
not only be aware of the law-of-reciprocity, but using it, in
the operation of their business.
Trade exchange owners are invited to e-mail
for more information on how you can become “the exchange of choice”
in your area. When e-mailing Bob Meyer, put “Law of Reciprocity” in
the subject line.
As for individuals, they are now in charge of
their own progress. Individuals must realize they are resources with
the responsibility for developing their most important resource,
brainpower, and who need to take more control of their own careers.
In short, you are the CEO of your own career.
The Easiest $100,000 You’ll Ever
Bring To The Bottomline!
cash, as usual, from the guest accounts staying at your
facility that require the use of professional AV services.
And rather than shouldering your ongoing employee costs, or
your current vendor’s cash agreement for AV services,
here’s a much better alternative:
with a proven national vendor (a sterling 25-year track
record) who will provide all of the AV services for your
hotel on a 100% TRADE BASIS! (Payment to be in the form of
hotel rooms and/or trade dollars.)
Your hotel’s annual AV billings must be a minimum of $200,000, and this
offer is available only in the continental United States.
confidential introduction contact Bob Meyer via e-mail:
(Please type in AV Services On Trade in the subject
line of your e-mail.)
Attention Trade Exchange Owners:
member hotel(s) have a minimum of 10,000 sq. feet of meeting
space and annual billings of at least $200,000 for AV
services this is a great opportunity to earn substantial
cash service fees on the hundreds of thousands of trade
dollars your hotel member will be paying the vendor. Contact
Bob Meyer at the above e-mail.
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The Growth and Use of Secondary Capital (New Money) Creates
Unprecedented Wealth In Today’s New Age Of Possibility
many forms of secondary capital—which can be defined as any
financial instrument that measures and communicates value in a
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