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December 1, 2015

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 12/01/2015

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Prices May Vary But Bartering Is Still The Best Deal!

It's very interesting to observe how industries governed by the clock, package and market their services. The importance of time takes on a new meaning when companies have to "use it or lose it." Today hoteliers are some of the more creative thinkers in regards to pricing and selling their product. They see the wisdom of selling in a variety of ways, including the bartering of their space.
 
Here's a look at the different ways they move their inventory:

→Super-saver rates, for those who make reservations at least 29 days in advance. (This marketing strategy is similar to the airlines.)

→Corporate rates, which typically are discounted 10% to 50% … when one shows a company ID, or even a business card.

→Discounts to members of clubs, organizations and other national affiliations such as frequent flyer plans, auto or oil-company travel clubs, and AARP senior citizens.

→Special weekend guest rates. These concessions are due to increased weekend vacancies in the big city hotels that cater to business travelers Monday through Thursday.

→Free accommodations are available from tour organizers, when one hustles up four or more paying travelers for their tours.

Hotel industry accounting firm Laventhol & Horwath reports that it's often possible to get a better hotel rate than the one posted. All you need to do is ask. (Discounts of 10% to 20% were available for the asking at one-third of 270 luxury hotels surveyed by the firm.)

For members of a trade exchange, often the easiest and best rates for hotel rooms are those acquired with trade dollars. That's because those dollars have superb leverage having been earned at your company's variable cost-of-doing business.



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Time To Take Action On Profitable Year End Strategies

At year-end it is important to review the many facets of your business in order to ensure year-end profitability, recognize tax concerns, and plan for the new year ahead.
 
Keep in mind that barter revenues are taxable in the year they are earned. For your convenience we have listed several ways in which barter might be used for business expenses this past year. (Be sure to consult with your tax accountant.)
 
Client gifts
From fruit baskets, nuts and candies, to wreaths and holiday floral arrangements, it's the perfect way to thank your clients for their patronage.
 
Employee bonuses
Utilize barter to reward hard-working employees. Give them gifts purchased with trade dollars, or holiday bonuses where the assignment of trade dollars can be used at their discretion.
 
Company party
From banquet halls and catering services to decorations, barter will enable you to host an event that is both enjoyable and affordable.
 
Entertainment scrip
Give the gift that everyone will enjoy, scrip that is redeemable at restaurants and hotels in your area.
 
Charitable contributions
Barter income is taxable in the year it is earned. You might consider making a tax-deductible contribution of trade dollars to non-profit organizations that will accept your trade dollar donation. You may also designate a charitable group of your choice, and ask your trade broker to establish an account for them.


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Is Your Trade Exchange Missing Out On Valuable New Business?

If 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:

To make changes to your listing click here.

For new listings click here.



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Ideas For Greater Success

1)   Keep a business or calling card on you that includes your cell number, fax number, federal ID number, and resale number on it.
 
2)   In all good business deals, what makes the best sense is to follow the money.
 
3)   Don't be an assistant to anybody with whom you don’t get along.
 
4)   Reluctance feeds the aggressor.
 
5)   No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
 
6)   Keep a paper trail of your actions and decisions.
 
7)   Learn from your last deal.
 
8)   Don't work for a company that doesn't have a conscience.
 
9)   Never skimp when it comes to attorneys and accountants.
 
10)   Be kind to people on the way up — you will most certainly meet   them again.




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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?

 We have 70 free, informative and inspiring, articles for you in our "Secondary Capital Section."

Check it out... www.barternews.com/secondary_capital.htm.


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