July 5, 2016
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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IRTA's 37th Convention To Be Held At The Hard Rock Hotel In Riviera
The International Reciprocal Trade Association is thrilled to
announce that their 37th Annual International Convention will be
held this year at the 5-star all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel in
Riviera Maya, Mexico, from September 22 to 24.
incredibly affordable IRTA member convention rates include a
per-person registration fee of $559 USD and 3-nights of
all-inclusive rooms at 100% trade (500 UC). Check-in is Thursday the
22nd, and check-out on Sunday the 25th, 2016.
this year's convention host, Greenapple Barter Services and Vern
Ulery for helping provide the amazing Riviera Maya Hard Rock. Kudos
to Vern as well as the entire Greenapple team.
more details and complete registration materials in the coming days.
In the interim, circle September 22nd to 25th, 2016 on your calendar
for an industry convention you do not want to miss!
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As business owners know, most can't get loans and lines of credit
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before Hill, a man by the name of Orison Swett Marden published a
book in 1908 titled He Can Who Thinks He Can.
are some of the quotes from Marden’s book written in 1908.
♦ Self-reliance is the best capital in the world. Self-depreciation is
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