When putting together a business plan, include bartering as a marketing tool, where members of your bartering exchange get exposure to your business. Not only do members see your business, but the bartering exchange trade coordinators search for connections where your product/service benefits another member. That introduction leads to trades that can open doors to your new customers. Many barter network members appreciates the role of the barter exchange trade coordinators because they continue to bring new members into their barter network, which gives their businesses a constant Flow of new opportunities for trading.
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At the onset of business planning, your business may need a brick and mortar facility; window coverings; tile floors; new plumbing and an office. If you use trade dollars for these items, you may save cash for personal items, or, put cash into a kitchen remodel, dinners or travel. But, wait. In a barter exchange with over 2,000 members, chances are, you will find a member who can offer these services, too. You’re not waiting for a bank to approve a loan. You’re not waiting for hand-outs and internet funds. With a barter exchange, you can arrive in town, ready to open shop.
When the small business grows, the barter exchange grows, by accepting multiple businesses in the same field. You may need carpeting for your new business. A barter exchange may include multiple carpeting reps. In the real marketplace, people like choice. Shoppers look, compare, and then buy. In Metro Atlanta, a barter exchange serves as a mini-marketplace as well as a Business Networking Group. You can pick and choose from a number of carpeting companies. Additionally, if your business aligns with the same industry as the carpeting rep members, you may enjoy a stream of constant referrals. Equally, your customers may become the carpeting rep customers.