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Trade Exchange Members
Moving beyond the
obvious is considered being creative. The following are two examples
of such thinking.
#1) Collection from a
firm facing bankruptcy.
The president of a
distribution company turned to a trade exchange to collect a bad
debt from a client, who not only owed him $35,000 but also was
Instead of writing off
the receivable, the president accepted as payment $35,000 worth of
baseball cards. He then offered the cards to a trade exchange member
owning a baseball card shop, in exchange for trade dollars.
With $20,000 trade
dollars received, he turned around and bought concert tickets from
another member, which he consequently sold for cash to his employees
and some close friends.
#2) Second retail outlet
The owner of a leather
sportswear store turned to his trade exchange instead of his banker,
when deciding to open a second retail outlet. To finance the $30,000
expansion costs in his credit-tight market, he bartered $25,000 in
leather goods through the exchange and its members.
storeowner then used those trade dollars to pay for the
electricians, carpenters, and installers of a security system needed
in his new store. Plus, he obtained 30 radio spots for the promotion
of the new outlet’s grand opening!
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Where’s Your Company Headed?
Any time is a good time to look
back over the past several months or more, to both review and
analyze what you did right or what you missed out on. However, it’s
also energizing as well as necessary to look into the future.
If you believe that markets and
margins will be the same in five years as they are now, you are
likely placing your company in jeopardy. Because no business or
industry can escape the rapid change we see all around us.
So take a moment and consider the
Which customers will you
serve in the future?
What channels will you use to
reach those future customers?
Who will your competitors be
in the months and years ahead?
What will be your future
What skills or capabilities
will make you unique in the future?
Where will your future
margins come from?
What will the new trends be
in the future?
Although spotting future trends
can be tricky, here are several suggestions to help you. Begin by
reading classified advertising and observe which firms are hiring
and what types of jobs are in short supply.
Where are the long lines? Back
What are people
reading? What are the best-selling books, magazines and newspapers?
Where are the
financial pages. Look for common stocks selling at higher than
average price-earnings multiples.
What are the comic
Where and what are
the most popular seminars?
Who’s losing ...
having going-out-of-business sales and filing bankruptcy?
registrations for types, prices, etc.
Look at mail-order
Visit trade shows
and read trade magazines. Visit shows outside your industry
Travel. Watch and
You can add a dozen other
indicators that are unique to your field. But you need to keep the
blinders off, in order to stay in touch with the big picture.
Rich Habits: The Daily
Habits Of Wealthy People
A new book by author Tom
Corley, a financial planner, is titled, Rich Habits: The Daily
Habits Of Wealthy People. Corley spent five years observing 350
“rich” and “poor” people as to how they lived, worked and even their
He defined wealthy as
earning at least $160,000 a year and holding $3.2 million in assets.
Conversely, poor was income under $30,000 and holding less than
$5,000 in assets.
Here are some of his
The rich took advantage of early morning business. Almost half (44%)
woke up 3 hours before their 9-5 jobs and focused those hours on
self-improvement by reading educational material, such as trade
journals or industry blogs. And then they squeezed in some type of
At their offices the wealthy don’t waste time. They maintain a daily
to-do list and check off 70% of their tasks each day. And most (70%)
of them surveyed long-term goals as well.
The rich take short working lunches where 55% network, wheeling and
dealing between bites.
They also count calories and limit their alcohol consumption.
Wealthy people focus on being healthy people.
Little or no gossiping is a trademark among wealthy people.
Conversely, 79% of low-income people admit to gossiping, compared to
just 6% of wealthy people.
At the end of the day wealthy people reported activities such as
networking, volunteering and socializing. While the majority of
those struggling with their finances spent more than an hour on
recreational internet surfing, and were twice as likely to hop on
Facebook every day.
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According to researchers
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600 customers shows conclusively that friendly service is what keeps
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special. In short, the study revealed that repeat customers are
crying out for having a generic experience turned into a personal
Here’s a can’t miss
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