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January 11, 2011

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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IMS Launches Medical Benefits Program For Small Businesses

International Monetary Systems (OTCBB:ITNM) has announced the launching of a new medical benefits program for its nationwide clients. The program, IMS Benefit Solutions, will make it possible for International Monetary Systems� members to utilize their earned trade dollars to provide an expanded healthcare benefits package to their employees.

Don Mardak, CEO of International Monetary Systems, commented, �We believe that, because of the size of the IMS trade network, our new healthcare program is the largest of its kind in the barter industry. As part of the program, IMS business members will offer their employees trade dollars as reimbursement for medical costs that are not covered by their health insurance plans.

�Because of the high healthcare costs that most companies and their employees are now facing, IMS Benefit Solutions will not only enhance the clients� businesses, but will also generate significant new trade-dollar volume for International Monetary Systems. As a result of this program, we expect to recruit many more medical professionals across North America to join the IMS barter network.�

International Monetary Systems has had a medical reimbursement policy, that utilizes trade dollars, in place for its employees for many years now. The idea to expand the program to its members emanated from one of the company�s senior trade brokers, Rebecca Lucas, from the Rohnert Park, California, office.

Under the new plan, exchange members and their employees will carry a special IMS Benefit Solutions prepaid barter card, which they will present to their medical providers.

Employers interested in learning more about this program should contact Wisconsin-based International Monetary Systems at (800) 559-8515.

For more information on IMS click here.

Is Your Trade Exchange Missing Out On Valuable New Business?

If your barter company�s listing on isn�t current, you are definitely missing out on new business. The web site 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.

USA Today�s Small Business Expert Lauds Barter Over Cash

Steve Strauss, small business columnist for USA Today authored an excellent article on the value of utilizing barter as a small business owner.

Not only did he outline the considerable benefits, but he pointed out the differences between direct barter and working through organized trade (barter) exchanges.

To read his article click here.


25 Years Of BarterNews Issues Now In Digital Format

Welcome to the largest repository of barter contacts, strategies, and barter techniques in the world. All 64 issues of BarterNews now available in digital format at

         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 here.)

         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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States Rated For Small Business Friendliness

The latest SBE report noted that the lowest ranked states� greatest export was people. One thing to look at is where people are moving. People follow economic opportunity...and the numbers prove it.

California had 112,500 more people move out than moved in 2008, New York lost 98,800 and New Jersey lost 40,300.

At the other end of SBE Council�s scale, South Dakota had 2,088 more people move in than moved away. Nevada gained 13,200 more than it lost, and Texas gained 125,600 more.

The states with the top rankings by SBE Council methodology are:

1. South Dakota
2. Nevada
3. Texas
4. Wyoming
5. Washington

The states with the lowest ranking are:

51. District of  Columbia
50. New Jersey
49. New York
48. California
47. Vermont

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