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September 3, 2013

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 09/03/2013

Birthday Cards Can Pay-Off

Besides special events like Christmas, birthdays are the number one everyday occasion cards being sent to business customers. So if you own a business, try sending birthday cards to your customers. And, to make a greater impression, provide some type of discount to them during their birthday month. It will likely generate more business from them.

ITEX Declares Cash Dividend

ITEX, the largest trade exchange in North America with over 23,000 members, recently sent out the following announcement:

On August 30, 2013, the Board of Directors at ITEX declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.05 per share to be payable on September 20, 2013, to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 10, 2013.

The Most Expensive House Ever Built

Between 1922 and 1939, William Randolph Hearst built what came to be known as the Hearst Castle in San Simeon (CA). The cost of construction at that time was more than $30 million � that would be $297.9 million in today�s dollars.

BXI Sponsors Zanderboard Forum In Las Vegas

Traders bartering personal property and real estate this month from September 10 to 12 at the Zanderboard forum, will be filmed on site at the Alexis Park All-Suite Resort in Las Vegas. This event is being sponsored by the BXI trade-exchange headquarters in Las Vegas.

U.S. Hotel Occupancy Highest Since 2007

Hotel guest-occupancy for thi year is 62.2%, and expected to rise to 62.9% in 2014. The foundation is in place for room-rate gains, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. There is also sufficient room inventory for more barter endeavors.

Effective Way For Trade Exchanges To Sign Up More Restaurants

The independent restaurant owner is under siege in our country. As a trade exchange owner, the way to help them survive is in your hands. But if they don�t fully understand the myriad possibilities, you won�t be able to sign them up. There is a very effective tool available, that will be noted in next week�s issue.

It will be noted next week.  If you want to get a head start, e-mail and mention �restaurants� in the subject line.

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