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December 14, 2010

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 12/14/2010

Southern Barter Hosts Basketball Night

Kenn Flemmons, CEO of Southern Barter, will be hosting a unique event for his clients and their families on January 8, 2011, at the University of Arkansas Little Rock�s college basketball game. Planned are dinner and drinks, as well as reception and admission to the game. (Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers played his college ball for the University.)

Southern Barter is a member of www.NATEBarter.com.

Good Thoughts �

�It�s more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.�

�Mabel Newcomer, American economist.

�Our greatest weariness comes from work undone.�

�Eric Hoffer, American writer and philosopher.

Holiday Cheer Waning For Small Businesses, Per American Express

American Express Company�s Open Small Business Holiday Monitor reports that only one in four small business owners plan to give their staff end-of-year bonuses, the lowest result in the poll�s history.

Small Businesses Doing Better From One Perspective

Good news on one front � fewer small businesses declared bankruptcy in the third quarter of the year. And the total for the year to date remains slightly below 2009.

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Results Reported On ITEX Annual Meeting

ITEX Corporation (OTCBB:ITEX), announced preliminary results of stockholder voting at its annual meeting held December 10 in Bellevue (WA). Based on preliminary results, it appears that each of its current members of the Board of Directors � Steven White, Eric Best, and John Wade � were re-elected to serve for an additional one-year term and the selection of independent auditor Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hoffman PC was ratified.

Preliminary results as tabulated by the firm�s inspector of elections, OTR Inc., will be announced within four business days, and final results will be announced promptly following certification by the inspector.

Steven White, Chairman and CEO stated, �We are very pleased by the wide support we have received from stockholders, franchisees and staff, and the continued confidence they have shown in ITEX and our Board. We will continue to work diligently to create increased value for our member base, franchisees and stockholders.�

For more information on ITEX click here.


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.

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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.


Trading Up For Housing To Help Deserving Family

An advertising copywriting class at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte (NC), has opened their web site www.swaptotheroof.org with a goal of trading seven nails (donated to the group from Blackhawk Hardware in the Park Road Shopping Center) all the way up to a home for a deserving Charlotte family.

 

To check-out their very creative presentation click here.


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         Attention trade exchange owners...thousands of visitors every month visit our BARTER CONTACTS section on our web site where we have names & addresses of barter companies in the USA. If YOUR exchange isn�t listed, or the information is incorrect, you can correct the situation by using the forms to the lower left of the USA map. (Click here.) 

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Given the hectic holidays we find the traffic still impressive as entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate executives are visiting our web site ... with the purpose of learning more about this powerful business tool, as well as the companies offering their unique barter services.

For example, last Thursday alone there were 6,343 different page views, wherein individuals visited a particular page to read an article of interest.


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