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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
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
Southern Barter is a member of
Good Thoughts �
�It�s more important to know where you are going than to get
there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement.�
�Our greatest weariness comes from work undone.�
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
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
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.�
more information on ITEX
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.
your barter company�s listing up-to-date?
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
Trading Up For Housing
To Help Deserving Family
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.
check-out their very creative presentation
International visitors look for BARTER CONTACTS in our Global Barter
Section. If YOUR exchange isn�t listed see the forms on the lower
left of the page. (Click
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
Why Our �Sponsors� Are
Smiling Even During This Busy Season
Sponsors are found at the top of every page on the BarterNews.com
web site. Quite a valuable place to be positioned given that we have
thousands of informative articles throughout our vast site, in
addition to barter company listings worldwide.
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.
example, last Thursday alone there were 6,343 different page views,
wherein individuals visited a particular page to read an article of