October 28, 2014
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
"Do Barter" Founder Passes
Paul Dragon, the founder of Do Barter software, service died
this week on Monday, October 27, after spending his last
couple of weeks under hospice care. Bobbie Vickers, who also
assisted Paul at the end, will be taking over the Do Barter
software business having been trained by Dragon over the
last several years.
IRTA Executive Director Ron
Whitney Airs On Bartertown Radio
Ron Whitney, IRTA's
Executive Director, will be the only guest on the Bartertown
show Saturday, November 1, at 11a.m. EST.
(You can participate and asking questions by calling
Exchange Auction Board
Will Be In Tulsa December 3, 4 & 5
National Marketing Systems will hold its Exchange Auction
Board at the Tradewinds Central in Tulsa (OK) this December
3, 4 and 5.
ITEX's White Attends
Steve White, CEO of ITEX,
will be attending the Money2020 financial services event for
the third consecutive year since its inception in 2012.
Seven thousand attendees, including 675 CEOs, are registered
for the occasion this year, which will be held at the Aria
hotel in Las Vegas from November 2 thru 5.
is the world's largest event for payments and financial
services innovation. It's the catalyst that has enabled the
growth and development of the evolving ecosystem connecting
At last year's event NATE sent both Ric
Zampatti (The Barter Co.) and Gary Oshry (New England
Trade). BizX also had two representatives, including Bob
Bagga, in attendance.
Appearing In San Francisco Bay Area
Thursday, October 30, Thomas Greco will present The
Evolution of Money & It's Potential To Improve Humanity at
the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in Petaluma (CA)
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NATE 4TH QUARTER SPECIAL
Up Your Trade Exchange -
Owners & Dreamers Differ On Small Business Motivations
Small business owners, and people who dream of becoming
entrepreneurs, have a lot in common. They also have some significant
differences. More than 50% of Americans polled dream of owning their
own company some day, while 10% already have a business, and a 33%
have absolutely no interest in stepping out on their own, according
to a survey conducted by Opinion Research for FedEx Corp.
Among the strongest reasons for owning a business — doing
something you love — was cited by both current owners and
those who want to become one by nearly the same percentage, 39% and
But being your own boss was mentioned by
a larger percentage of owners, 26%, than those dreaming of owning a
business, 17%. The third most-often cited reason, to have work and
family flexibility, was mentioned by 18% of the owners and 16% of
The survey found that 10% of dreamers cited
having something to pass on to children, while 5% of owners gave
that as a reason for ownership. Of the dreamers, 7% mentioned they
wanted to give back to the community, compared with 4% of owners.
The pollsters also found that men are more likely than women
(20% to 13%) to cite being one’s own boss as a reason, while women
are more likely than men (20% to 13%) to mention work and family
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