March 27, 2012
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
Bartercard�s SGC Franchise Tops Australia�s
In 1991, Andrew Federowsky and Wayne Sharpe � both members
of IRTA�s Barter Hall of Fame � along with Brian Hall were
the founders of Bartercard, which is now the world�s largest
Federowsky presently operates Bartercard�s South Gold Coast
franchise, and is very proud of the operation. At the annual
Bartercard Australia Franchise Conference, Bartercard South
Gold Coast was named �Franchise Of The Year,� as well as
earning �Top Trading & Sales in all of Australia.�
Their management team is comprised of Darryl Toreaux, who
was named �Sales Manager of the Year,� and Renee Drew, who
was runner up for the �Trading Manager of the Year.�
For more on Bartercard Australia
Green Is Growing Dramatically
Hazel Henderson, futurist and president of Ethical Markets
reports that over $3.3 trillion has been invested globally
in green companies and technologies by the private sector
Luxury-Fashions Market Booms In China
Sales of luxury fashion and accessories to Chinese buyers at
home and abroad totaled $40 billion last year, up 33% from
the year before, according to consulting firm Boston
Luxury spending in Greater China, including Hong Kong and
Macau, ranked third globally after the U.S. and Japan.
Research by Bain & Co. reports that China is poised to
become the #1 luxury market overall by 2020, with
anticipated sales of $101 billion.
Predictions By Top Economist, Who�s Been
Gary Shilling of A. Gary Shilling & Co., is a low-key type
of guy who has been remarkably correct in his statements on
the economy. He was the first and only voice to predict the
huge housing bubble months prior to the 5-year debacle. So
what is Shilling saying these days about the economy?
He doesn�t have a reassuring message that the economy is
recovering, like so many of the analysts do. He contends
most analysts are much too optimistic about the stock market
and earnings this year, believing that deflation is a bigger
problem than inflation. Furthermore, he says housing prices
have another 20% to fall before that market can turn around.
Wayne Sharpe Steps Down As CEO Of Bartercard
There will be a new management team for Bartercard � the
world�s largest trade exchange. Pioneer Wayne Sharpe, after
21 years in the business, has sold his interest in the
company and will be building a new carbon-trading company,
Carbon Trade Exchange (CTE) based in Sydney.
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Aussie Group Acquires
Global Barter Giant
Bartercard Australia (controlled by Brian Hall, Trevor Dietz and
Tony Wiese) has acquired the entire 60% stake of the majority
shareholder of Bartercard Ltd. (UK), the international licensor of
the Bartercard business-to-business trade exchange and global
cashless payment system. Bartercard has been operating for over 21
years in Australia and has 55,000 international business members
trading in six countries over $1 billion a year.
Founded in 1991 (by Wayne Sharpe, Brian Hall and Andrew Federowsky)
Wayne Sharpe now steps down from the role of Executive Chairman and
CEO of the Bartercard Group of companies after selling his majority
Bartercard Australia team plans to continue investing in
transactional-based technology, thus making it easier and more
convenient for business members to barter trade. Hall affirmed, �We
also hope to ignite the international expansion program into other
countries to create more travel and import/export opportunities for
members worldwide. We are looking forward to the challenge ahead
that is to make Bartercard as well known to business owners as Visa
and MasterCard, by becoming the non-cash global trading currency of
Although started in Australia, the parent company moved to the UK
over a decade ago when Sharpe relocated to London. Bartercard Europe
headquarters will continue to be led by UK CEO Simon Barker, and the
new majority owners have major plans for expansion via their core
franchising/licensing model into the UK and European markets.
Bringing the ultimate ownership �back home� will help deliver a
bright new future for Bartercard globally according to outgoing CEO
Wayne Sharpe. �Australians have played a huge role in Bartercard�s
global expansion,� he explained. �It�s with great pride I look back
on the past 21 years, and I have no doubt that the new ownership
will invigorate growth.�
Bartercard Australia will announce a series of new restructuring
roles internally in coming weeks and its entire executive management
team is excited about the future and the significant opportunities
this change brings to the company.
Wayne Sharpe, who led Bartercard since its inception and humble
beginnings on Australia�s Gold Coast, will now concentrate all of
his efforts in development of his new Sydney-based carbon-trading
company, Carbon Trade Exchange. (Australia is scheduled to enact a
carbon tax in July, 2012.)
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Los Angeles Unified
School District Sets Up Barter Program
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), second largest in the
nation with over 900,000 students, is embarking on its own in-house
bartering program to potentially save millions-of-dollars by moving
surplus assets efficiently and with little expense.
Barter21 software is being used by LAUSD as their trading platform.
The software has been customized to fit the needs of the patent
pending Vorsetrade barter system, which is designed specifically for
schools and other large organizations with surplus assets.
Scot Vorse, president and founder of Vorsetrade, is the mastermind
behind the idea of getting public schools trading their excess
inventory, such as desks, chairs and textbooks, for the items that
they need. Instead of doing a direct trade, they can barter with
their own internal credits. This is a barter exchange with an
extraordinary twist, and a way to smartly reallocate resources that
are sitting in storage.
Vorse came to BCL Soft to see if the existing Barter21 software
could be modified to some very unique specifications. Thus, instead
of starting from scratch and taking several years to develop,
modifications to the already robust Barter21 software took only a
few months to complete.
Schools in the LAUSD can now put their �for sale� items onto a
trading floor. Items for sale are approved by the school district
and made available for purchase � not with cash but with barter
credits � to the other schools in its district. For example, instead
of having too many student chairs and and not enough desks, a school
can now �sell� the excess chairs and use the barter credits to �buy�
the desks they need elsewhere in the system.
the 2011�2012 school year, the budget for the LAUSD is approximately
$7 billion. The potential savings to the district could be in the
millions-of-dollars. Plans are in the works to take the Vorsetrade
system to other school districts. Large budget or small, this system
can potentially save a school district a substantial amount of
Barter21 by BCL Soft is the fastest growing barter and trade
exchange management software in the industry. The patent pending
Vorsetrade application of this versatile software is positioned to
help school districts across the country save money, while still
getting exactly what they need to provide a better education for
students. With more and more school budgets being cut, schools are
learning what businesses have known for years � barter allows a
school, business, or organization to get the goods and services they
need without spending precious cash.
more information about the Vorsetrade System or Barter21 Software,
call Catherine Cohen of BCL Soft at 623-242-2537 or e-mail her at
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