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August 25, 2015

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 08/25/2015

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Convention Highlights Alternative-Currency Models

The International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA),, is holding its 36th Annual International Convention September 17 to 19, for the purpose of providing education about alternative capital systems currently used globally for increasing economic activity. The IRTA convention will be held at the all-inclusive Solmar Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Leaders from local, national and international commercial and non-commercial mutual credit clearing, counter-trade systems and complementary currencies will attend IRTA's Convention. Participants strive to further advance industry collaboration for alternative marketplaces that benefit NGO's, businesses, consumers and non-profits.
IRTA currently operates the largest global inter-exchange trading platform, Universal Currency Clearinghouse Inc., (UC), and recently formed the Complementary Economics Foundation (CEF), whose mission is to provide meaningful education, public awareness and support services for all alternative capital trade based systems.
IRTA's mission is to provide an ethically based, global organization dedicated to the advancement of alternative capital systems through education, self-regulation, high standards and governmental relations.
For more information and to register, click here or contact Executive Director Ron Whitney at and 757-393-2292.

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Thinking Of Starting Your Own Business?

Here are ten questions to see if you are up to the challenge of entrepreneur ownership.
1) Are you willing and able to bear great financial risk?
Roughly half of all start-ups close within five years, so you must be realistic about the financial risks that come with a business.
2) Are you willing to sacrifice your lifestyle for potentially many years?
If you're used to steady paychecks, regular working hours, four weeks' paid vacation and health benefits, you may be surprised at the changes facing you.
3) Is your significant other on board?
Don't ignore the toll that running a business will take on your family. Honest and open communication will lessen that stress.
4) Do you like all aspects of running a business?
Founders are often expected to handle everything from billing customers to hiring employees to writing marketing materials. It can be frustrating to spend so much time on "busy work."
5) Are you comfortable making decisions on the fly with no playbook?
There are a lot of decisions to be made without any guidance, and you are calling all the shots.
6) What's your track record of executing your ideas?
The ability to implement ideas is one of the biggest differences between successful entrepreneurs and everyone else. It takes drive, persuasiveness, leadership skills and keen intuition to turn an idea into a lucrative business.
7) Are you persuasive and well spoken?
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to get people (lenders, customers, etc.) to believe in your vision as much as you do.
8) Do you have a concept you’re passionate about?
If you're not exuberant about how you'll be spending your time (or in the business concept) running a business is going to be a rough ride.
9) Are you a self-starter?
Entrepreneurs face lots of discouragement. It takes willpower and an almost unwavering optimism and tenaciousness to overcome these constant obstacles.
10) Do you have a business partner?

Finding a business partner who compensates for your shortcomings, and has equal enthusiasm for the business concept, can help lessen the risks while boosting the odds of success.


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  • Build relationships with all individuals. Although groups may see themselves as very different from each other, don't let group politics distract you from getting to know each person.
  • Keep everyone focused on the work to be done. Talk briefly with each group or team about the need to work together. Maybe write out procedures to follow, which assure they must interact to succeed.
  • Work on bringing cliques together. Once you are sure that the necessary work is being done, build on inclusive work relationships.

Change Is A Process, Not An Event Or Destination

Psychologists say change normally occurs when there is a cataclysmic event, a clear vision of where the change will lead and a positive step taken in a new direction. It also requires an understanding that change is a process, not an event or a destination.

The Growth and Use of Secondary Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today's New Age Of Possibility

There are many forms of secondary capital — which can be defined as any financial instrument that measures and communicates value in a common language. Would you like to see and learn more about the many forms of secondary capital?

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