June 18, 2013
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
Incredible (Really Unbelievable) ROI
According to CNBC’s Rick Zantelli (on-air editor from the
floor of the Chicago Board of Trade), as reported on the
6/12/2013 program, for every $1 spent in Washington
D.C. on lobbying efforts by various
companies/organizations/entities the return is an
astronomical $222 … or a 22,000% return on investment.
Greco’s Mission Underway
Monetary expert Tom Greco has begun an ambitious 9-week
informative mission, which begins in Europe. Succinctly, he
will be spreading the word that there is an option to the
growing worldwide debt crisis, which has been brought about
through the central banks’ deficit spending policies. The
debt crisis option is the adoption and the building of
widespread decentralized, community-based, credit-clearing
You can follow Greco’s efforts here:
Peer-to-Peer Lending Growth Is Impressive
Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending sites, the online clearinghouses
where people are matched with investors in order to receive
money for paying off debts, starting businesses or funding
home improvements, are growing dramatically.
The two major P2P sites, Lending Club and Prosper, are
poised to have their biggest year ever. In the first four
months of 2013, Lending Club made more than $480 million in
loans to more than 31,000 people — roughly triple its
numbers from the same period in 2012. Prosper made more than
$50 million in loans in the same period, up about 20%
compared to last year.
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ITEX Corporation Third
ITEX Corporation (OTCBB:
ITEX) has filed its Form 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and announced results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter
ended April 30, 2013. (ITEX is the largest trade exchange in North
America with over 23,000 members.)
Third Quarter 2013
Highlights — Compared to same quarter 2012:
operations increased 9% to $354,000, compared to $324,000.
Earnings per share
increased 43% to $0.10, compared to $0.07.
Revenue declined 8%
to $3.475 million, compared to $3.787 million.
Selling, general and
administrative expenses decreased 21% to $345,000, from
dividend increased 25%, to $0.05 per share.
nine-month period, the corporation repurchased and cancelled
23,763 shares of common stock.
On May 31, 2013, the
board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share payable
on June 20, 2013.
On May 14, 2013, a new
look and refresh of the ITEX website was launched. To view the new
site, click here.
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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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)
update any changes to your company’s listing, such as new location,
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Trade On Your Publicity Using
These Ten Steps
Regardless of whether your business is just
getting off the ground or you’ve been around a long time, when the
press gives you good publicity it’s time to swing into action.
Use that article in ten powerful ways to
enhance your visibleness, memorableness, and credibility.
Mail a copy of it along with a formal
announcement about a scheduled special event or the opening of
your business to clients, colleagues, friends, and relatives.
Use it as the basis for building a media
kit for getting future publicity, or for getting booked to give
speeches and stage seminars.
Send it along with sales letters to
Staple your business card to it and give it
away at networking meetings in place of a flier or brochure, as
a way of telling who you are and what you do.
Use a quote from it in a flier, brochure,
or promotional newsletter.
Include it in a portfolio of testimonials
Add it to handouts you distribute at
networking groups, special events, demonstrations, or
Have it blown up and mount it on an easel
for display at a trade show or exhibit booth to attract
Make reference to it in your biography, and
incorporate it into written proposals. For example, “Joe Smith
of XYZ Company has been featured in such publications as ...”
Display a large copy in your office, near
your front door, or where it will be visible to passers-by.
By following the above suggestions, the
publicity that you obtained will have an extended life. One that’s
beneficial for both you and your business.
When Pursuing New
Accounts Use The Greatest Closing There Is
large Southern California printing company used this strategy when
they entered into the intense bidding for a large job with the
prestigious Walt Disney Company. In the end the printer was
successful in landing the job. They believe they cracked this
valuable new account by thinking differently, when they told Disney,
“You don’t have to pay us in all cash.”
short, they struck a deal with the Walt Disney Company wherein they
agreed to take 25% of the payment in Disney’s products — baseball
tickets and hockey tickets. (At the time Walt Disney Company owned
the Anaheim Angels baseball team and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks hockey
putting on their barter cap the printer obtained great seats, which
were terrific gifts for their numerous employees as well as special
vendors and clients. Some of the tickets were moved into their local
trade exchange for credit to their account.
Disney certainly benefited by saving on cash outlay. Plus they
filled empty seats, which added to the atmosphere at the games as
well as profits ... fans would be paying cash for parking,
souvenirs, food and beverages. Since then, Disney has begun
demanding reciprocity from all of their vendors according to the
too can get your foot in the door by following the same creative
strategy when calling on new accounts. Use the greatest closing
there is by accepting whatever products or services they sell. Then
take that trade payment and use it in your operation, or move it
into your trade exchange for credit if it’s not useful to you.
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Pursue The Passionate &
Avoid The Zombies
By Mark Hopkins
Whether we like it or
not, we become more like the people we spend the most time with —
and most people’s time is spent at work. Who you choose to spend
time with in the office can affect your learning curve and,
consequently, how prosperous you become. In order to learn
everything you can to achieve your vision, you need to surround
yourself with colleagues, employers and clients who are on fire,
people who have a clear vision.
This is true of friends
and even romantic relationships, but it’s especially true of the
people you work with. The goal is to accelerate learning while
making it fun. Being with people you like who are also skilled and
prosperous allows you to almost effortlessly develop the same skills
that make them successful. The transformation happens through
The people you choose
should admired for their determination, for the knowledge they’ve
acquired, for the values they live by, and for their efforts to
achieve success — not only in their job, but in their life. To help
you spot those people, look for the following six attributes.
Those who are designing their life with a plan in mind.
People who constantly give themselves something to work toward,
and a way to build a sense of accomplishment.
People who exude energy and ideas, and follow them through to
achieve great things.
Those who are constantly exploring and learning, are
multifaceted in their interests, and enjoy sharing what they’ve
learned with others.
Those who are innovators, who ignore the nay-sayers and make
their own paths.
People who may know other people whom you could turn to for
career advice or help.
Spending more time with
these kinds of people will not only provide you with a shorter path
to prosperity, but will also be a lot of fun. So remember: pursue
the passionate, avoid the zombies. Try it!
(Mark Hopkins is the
Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a
Roadmap For An Exceptional Career. After building a leadership
career with companies like Hewlett Packard and Emerson Electric,
Hopkins founded Peak Industries, a medical device contract
manufacturer, which he grew to $75 million and later sold to Delphi.
He then founded Crescendo Capital Partners, a private equity firm,
and Catalyst, a private foundation supporting both Colorado-based
nonprofits and micro-lending in the developing world.)
For more information,
and follow Mark on
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