November 11, 2014
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
New Barter Exchange In Nashville
Grand Central Barter is a relatively new exchange in
Nashville (TN). According to one of the partners, Adam
Bowie, they have 150+ members and are adding 30 more every
month. Bowie reported that his organization is a member of
both NATE (National Association of Trade Exchanges) and IRTA
(International Reciprocal Trade Association).
Learn More About The
Hotel Barter Network
November 15, at 11a.m. EST, you can learn more about The
Hotel Barter Network — where trading among hoteliers
and vendors will be the objective. Creator Adam David Wagner
will be interviewed and aired via Bartertown Radio. You will
be able to call (347) 989-8557 and ask questions. (Their
site isn't active yet.)
For more info on Bartertown
Radio e-mail Sandra Harshman at
For-Profit Colleges Under The Gun
Education Department guidelines are intended to weed out
programs that rely heavily on taxpayer subsidies but don't
follow through on promises of career training. Changes in
the rules will penalize companies that saddle students with
high debt relative to their incomes after graduation. For
19% — The share of for-profit college
students who default on federal student loans after three
44% — The share of student loan defaults
traced to for-profit colleges, which enroll only 11% of all
1,400 — College employment
programs that probably won't meet new debt-to-income rules.
840,000 — The estimated number of students
enrolled in programs that probably will violate
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NATE 4TH QUARTER SPECIAL
Up Your Trade Exchange -
This Year's Almost Over, Don't Let
Your Guard Down On Sales!
Have you decided that the stretch between Thanksgiving and New
Year's Eve is a poor time to close new deals? Think again. Sales
don't have to go dormant during the holidays if you follow these
♦Understand the client mind-set. Even
though companies on a calendar year budget may be near or at the end
of their ability to spend money, think ahead. Counteract this
objection by offering to defer billing for sales booked in December.
♦ Deem December "customer appreciation month." The
holidays are a fine time to check in with all your customers to say
"hi," wish them a good season, and thank them for their business.
Provide a small gift or scrip to valued clients — it's an
excellent way to get an audience in a hectic month.
Offer discounts and barter incentives to new clients. Launch a
strong offer to close new business deals before December 31, by
including special pricing and barter offers. You can thus get a
leg-up on the conventional thinking that December is a slow sales
♦ Eye those first-quarter goals. Beyond expectations that
sales will continue during December, encourage your sales personnel
to use the 12th month to "pencil in" their first-quarter sales
prospects — so when the world comes back to work they'll be
able to hit the ground running!
BarterNews.com — World's Largest
Hundreds of valuable articles,
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Money-Making Reports Available From BarterNews
Powerful, Inexpensive Way To Increase Your Customer Base
The law of reciprocity governs all commerce. Use it in conjunction
with various members within your trade exchange, and exciting
possibilities will occur! For example, consider what you could
accomplish by working with other non-competing members by
cooperatively designing and printing introductory coupons for each
of your businesses. You can then begin providing each other’s
coupons to your respective clients.
The benefits are many.
Exposure is significantly increased, as your firm’s name and
reputation will be seen by many new people. Additional cash
customers will be introduced to your business, as well.
that's required is some effort and common sense. Consider what
products and services your customers may appreciate or need. Then
approach that exchange member, proposing you work together as
Examples of pairs that might work will together
• Restaurant and fun center
• Paint store and carpet
• Clothing store and dry cleaners
• Accountant and
• Florist and jewelry store
• Veterinarian and pet
With a little creativity, the examples can be limitless.
Is Your Trade Exchange Missing Out On
Valuable New Business?
your barter company's listing on BarterNews.com isn't current, you
are definitely missing out on new business. The web site
BarterNews.com receives heavy traffic — with over 150,000 page-views
every month. Entrepreneurs and corporate executives check the
thousands of articles, the weekly "Tuesday
Report," and the "Contacts
Section" of our site. They use the latter to find barter
companies with which to do business.
Is your barter company's listing up-to-date?
To keep your listing current is very easy. See the links below to (A)
update any changes to your company's listing, such as new location,
phone number, web site or other information, and (B) if your company
has not been listed.
Here's how to get on board:
make changes to your listing
How To Get More Sales In
Our street-smart restaurant
marketing report shows proven ways to rapidly boost your
restaurant's sales & profits.
What Problem Are You Solving?
Despite the numerous products and services for sale in today's
expanding barter marketplace, members of a trade exchange like all
consumers, will exchange their hard-earned trade dollars for only
two reasons: either to feel good or to solve a problem.
To put it in a more personal perspective, your customers don't
buy what your company sells … they buy what those goods or
services do for them.
- They don't purchase clothes. They purchase a sharp
appearance, style and attractiveness.
- They don't buy insurance. They buy peace of mind and a
comfortable future for their family and themselves.
- They don't buy a house. They buy contentment, a long-term
investment and pride of ownership.
- They don't buy a book. They buy pleasant hours of reading
and the profits of knowledge.
- They don't purchase toys. They purchase happy moments for
their children and grandchildren.
They don't buy a
computer. They buy the pleasures of having the most updated
- They don't buy airline tickets. They buy the comfort and
convenience of a fast, safe, on-time arrival at a destination
feeling like a million dollars.
What does the average consumer buy? Ideas, good feelings,
self-respect, comfort and happiness — those are the things
The Growth and Use of Secondary
Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today's New Age
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?
We have 70 free, informative and
inspiring, articles for you in our "Secondary Capital Section."
Check it out...
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