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From the desk of Bob Meyer...03/27/07
Housing Woes Worries Cruise Lines
the world’s largest cruise line, is concerned that the
softening housing market, along with high energy prices and
interest rates, will hurt sales to low-income consumers and
crimp sales of its shorter, cheaper trips to the Caribbean.
This would also mean more inventory availabilities for
Success = Knowledge + Action
Purcell of The Barter Business Exchange in North Carolina,
sent an e-mail recently:
for all of your information. I have signed on two
restaurants since I have started reading over the restaurant
section on your site.”
2007 CEO Survey Reports #1 Business Challenge
to the 2007 Management Action Programs Quarterly CEO Survey,
conducted by Vantage Research, today’s top CEOs say finding
talented, quality hires is like searching for a needle in a
haystack. Twenty percent of the executives report that
“hiring talented employees” is their biggest
Definition Of “Rich” Has Changed
Securities and Exchange Commission has redefined what it
means to be rich. According to the SEC a “rich” investor
needs to have investable assets of at least $2.5 million,
excluding equity in any homes or businesses. (This enables
one to be eligible to sign on a hedge fund’s dotted line.)
huge jump from the current requirement, which says
individuals must have a net worth of at least $1 million,
including the value of primary residences, or an annual
income for individuals of $200,000 for the previous two
years or $300,000 for couples.
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Billion Dollar Stock-in-Service Barter Deal By India’s TCS Software
Consultancy Services (TCS) has fashioned a 3 to 5 year agreement
with German telecommunication company T-System, which is a unit of
employees 55,000 and recorded $16.61 billion in revenue last year.
TCS has a presence in 34 countries and generated revenues of $2.97
billion in fiscal year ending March 2006.)
TCS will take
an ownership stake of 10% in exchange for providing $1 billion in
services (the value of the contract).
stock-in-service barter transaction will provide predictability in
the long term for TCS and gives T-Systems the comfort of getting
adequate attention in terms of manpower for the job.
Generation Envisions Different Bed & Breakfast Inn
and husband Dean McDermott created a buzz when the couple announced
they would like to reinvent the B&B for their generation. (The
couple have opened Chateau La Rue, a B&B in Fallbrook, California,
nation, younger owners are trying to change the mindset of a B&B
being old lacy doilies and Grandma’s bed. The following are some of
the amenities the younger generation offers when they take over a
Highly trained chefs
to offer a fine dining experience accented with fresh local
breakfast with flexible hours and fresh pressed organic coffee.
walls, modern design details, 24-hour refreshment station and other
Upscale comforts such
as jetted tubs, spa showers and secluded private cottages.
planning services and onsite catering.
Additionally, concern for the environment will see more support for
inns that are green and eco-friendly. Ones which embrace renewable
technology and adopt sustainable practices.
Borderless Society - Long Way Off
a professor at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, says
national borders still exert a strong-enough force to prevent the
world from becoming fully globalized.
only 10% of any given activity in the world that could occur across
borders actually does so. And less than 10% of the world’s capital
formation was generated by foreign direct-investment between 2002
have grown between countries, but preferences for trading with
fellow countrymen stubbornly persist. For example, despite the
creation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994, trade
between Canadian provinces is five times larger than their trade
with similarly sized and similarly distant U.S. states.
Even in the apparently borderless realm of cyberspace, internet
traffic within countries is rising at a faster rate than traffic
Universal Law-Of-Reciprocity Key To Trade Exchange Success
exchange owner in the world should not only be aware of the
law-of-reciprocity, but using it, in the operation of their
owners are invited to e-mail
for more information on how you can become "the exchange of choice"
in your area. When e-mailing Bob Meyer, put "Law of Reciprocity" in
the subject line.
The Easiest $100,000 You’ll Ever
Bring To The Bottomline!
cash, as usual, from the guest accounts staying at your
facility that require the use of professional AV services.
And rather than shouldering your ongoing employee costs, or
your current vendor’s cash agreement for AV services,
here’s a much better alternative:
with a proven national vendor (a sterling 25-year track
record) who will provide all of the AV services for your
hotel on a 100% TRADE BASIS! (Payment to be in the form of
hotel rooms and/or trade dollars.)
Your hotel’s annual AV billings must be a minimum of $200,000, and this
offer is available only in the continental United States.
confidential introduction contact Bob Meyer via e-mail:
(Please type in AV Services On Trade in the subject
line of your e-mail.)
Attention Trade Exchange Owners:
member hotel(s) have a minimum of 10,000 sq. feet of meeting
space and annual billings of at least $200,000 for AV
services this is a great opportunity to earn substantial
cash service fees on the hundreds of thousands of trade
dollars your hotel member will be paying the vendor. Contact
Bob Meyer at the above e-mail.
How To Get More Sales In
Our street-smart restaurant
marketing report shows proven ways to rapidly boost your
restaurant’s sales & profits.
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The Growth and Use of Secondary Capital (New Money) Creates
Unprecedented Wealth In Today’s New Age Of Possibility
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?
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