to our web site!
to give you a quick overview of our site, as we have a considerable
amount of valuable information which you can quickly utilize.
The following information will make it easy for you to find your way
around and learn as much as you desire.
of entrepreneurial business owners, giant multinational corporation, and
even governments are routinely involved in bartering efforts. They
do so for one reason—it's
in its many forms, is one of the world's fastest growing ways of doing
business. The degree of sophistication certainly varies widely among
these groups, as you will see when you compare the three levels of barter
we report on.
force in today's business world is a growing movement we refer to as
the commercial barter industry. It encompasses about 600,000
companies involved worldwide that barter their products and services
through trade exchanges and corporate barter companies.
The Navigational Bar
Issues—Comments about the
magazine from subscribers, as well as photos of all 64 back issues
Services—Take advantage of 30-year veteran Bob Meyer's extensive and
unbiased knowledge of the commercial barter industry and the people
Package—For the newcomer to barter Meyer offers straight from the
shoulder advice to get you off on the right foot towards achieving
successful, profitable trading.
Competitive Edge newsletter is a valuable service for trade exchange
owners with a vision to encourage trading among their members.
It is researched and written monthly, and professionally produced.
This marketing tool has been used by the industry for 21 years.
FastStart Programs I & II have been compiled and published by
BarterNews with the purpose of aiding the business owner in
understanding and utilizing barter on several levels.
The FastStart programs
offer little known step-by-step techniques for businesses of all
sizes. Each program includes a one-year consultation with Bob
Program I is a comprehensive in-depth look at how the small to
mid-sized business owner can use barter to generate greater profits
and cut costs. Meyer has personally used these techniques for
28 years trading on both a direct and indirect basis.
Program II is a thorough explanation, with examples, of how
corporate barter works for major corporations wanting to rid
themselves of slow moving inventory. It also includes complete
information on EITF 93-11 , necessary for structuring a viable
corporate barter transaction.
Visitors—This section gives you, our valued visitor, a quick
overview of our entire site.
Travel Section—In this
section we have a diverse selection of articles about bartering for
travel, as well as what's happening in the travel industry.
(Articles are added regularly.)
Media Section—Media is
often referred to as the "currency" of the barter marketplace
because a wide selection of media is available on trade. If
your company could use more media on trade, you should be referring
to this section...it's an absolute must to bring more profits to
your bottom line. (Articles added regularly.)
Section—Scores of articles available in this section will explain
how indirect trading through a trade exchange works. (Articles are
Barter Section—Trade through a corporate barter company is vastly
different than through a trade exchange, as you will see by reading
the introduction to this section. The numerous articles on corporate
barter found here will further your knowledge in this area.
(Articles are added regularly.)
Countertrade, which is usually done by major corporations and
governments at the highest level, is addressed in this section. It
is generally conducted on a direct basis between principals, with
assistance from intermediaries such as banks. The excellent articles
in this section will increase one’s understanding of this
sophisticated international business-tool.
Capital—In this interesting section we show the wide diversity of
options when using various types of non-cash capital. You will find
examples here that will stimulate your imagination for putting
unique deals together. (Articles are added regularly.)
Real Estate Section—This
section addresses 1031 tax deferred exchanges, as well as the many
useful services of a barter company when trading/buying/selling your
home or investment real estate. (Articles are added regularly.)
Trade Exchange News 2005—This
area has articles (news) about assorted barter companies that
occurred in 2005. (Current news can be found on our home page.)
you’ll find a listing of various barter companies that offer their
members and prospects the monthly Competitive Edge newsletter. To
obtain a free copy of the newsletter, contact the trade exchange
this section we report on local currency systems operating in
various cities around the globe. (Articles are added regularly.)
will want to refer to this section for the latest news and
availability's regarding restaurants and entertainment. (Articles
are added regularly.)
USA Barter Companies—In
this section you will see a map of the U.S. as well as a list of
states under the map. You can click on the map or the name of the
state below the map, and you’ll be directed to a page with both
trade exchanges and corporate barter companies located within that
state. Listings are in zip code sequence for easy reference, and
most companies include phone, fax, e-mail and URL. (Bold listings
and banner ads indicate those companies which are especially
interested in providing their barter services to others.)
Global Barter Companies—This
section lists barter companies outside the United States. Click on
the name of the country to be directed to a listing of barter
companies in that country. For Canada and Australia there is a map
with more detailed information.
page has click-through logos of our site sponsors, which also are
found above the navigational bar on every page of our web site.
These are some of the finest companies and organizations in the
commercial barter industry. We recommend that you contact them if
you have an interest in their services and how they can help your
Tuesday for the past seven years we have published a free newsletter
for our valued visitors. We bring you the latest happenings as we
learn of them and provide commentary, discussions, forums, and
questions & answers. You can receive this weekly barter newsletter
by providing your e-mail address at the top of the newsletter. (We
do not sell or trade your address, it is only used by us; you may
opt out at any time.)
weekly published issues are provided in each year’s archive for your
use and edification.
with September 1999, when we first began publishing this weekly