Why Should My Company Barter

~~~ Why Should My Company Barter ~~~ There are two basic reasons why companies should take advantage of the services of a reputable barter company: 1) The company wants to recover as much value as possible from some undervalued asset, such as an excess inventory, or an underutilized service; or 2) A company wants to purchase certain advertising or travel … Read More

4 Tactics to Build your Word of Mouth Strategy

4 Tactics to Build your Word of Mouth Strategy In my last blog we established the importance of Word of Mouth in building your brand.  You can have a great product or service, but if people don’t know about it then it does no good.  We know it is important to keep track of what people are saying about you and your brand online … Read More

How Barter Dollars Work For You

As cash is becoming harder to come by for a large amount of us bartering is fast rising in popularity due to it’s benefits and straightforwardness of transaction. Bartering helps you exchange goods or services at once, without money. It has no limits and can be done both on a very small-scale and on an exceedingly larger-scale. What it needs … Read More

Discover the Rewards of Small Business Bartering

~~~ Discover the Rewards of Small Business Bartering ~~~ Whether you are starting or growing a small business bartering can aid in preserving cash to help get your venture launched or expand. Bartering is a must have success tactic for operating your small business. Bartering can be defined as the exchange of goods or services for other goods or services. … Read More

How more + more people are capitalizing on the barter economy

~~  How more + more people are capitalizing on the barter economy ~~ A growing movement of people barter for dinner, a haircut, a night at a hotel, you name it. They aren’t necessarily poor—they’re rebelling against the uncertainties of a cash economy., In 2010, Shannon Lee Simmons had it easy. Though the economy was two years into its recessionary lurch, … Read More

Make Your Advertising Budget Work Harder Using Media Barter

~~  Make Your Advertising Budget Work Harder Using Media Barter ~~ Media barter may have its roots in ancient civilization but it is very much a 21st century business, allowing brand advertisers and media owners to get the media they want without having to pay 100% in cash. Media barter is on the rise, currently worth between £250-£300m, and accounts … Read More

If You Live in East TN and Have Vacation Properties ~ READ THIS

Because our Tradebank members love to travel, Tradebank of Knoxville is looking for local owners of hotels, cabins, condos and vacation properties across the nation and beyond! Beach destinations are in demand, and all destinations are o…f interest to us. If your property is losing revenue due to vacancies,  we can help drive potential guests to you to reduce that … Read More

Barter Fits the Bill for Strapped Firms ~ Tradebank of Knoxville

~~~ Barter Fits the Bill for Strapped Firms ~~~~ Small businesses, squeezed for cash and unable to get loans, are turning to an ancient payment system: barter. Daniel Blank, creative director at Bureau Blank Inc., a New York graphic-design and brand-identity company, first used bartering when he started the company in 2004, because it was hard to get capital for … Read More

7 Tips on Barter for Small Business

7 Tips on Barter for Small Business Barter, an $8-12 billion dollar industry, is one of the businesses that flourishes in bad economies, as it offers entrepreneurs many opportunities to acquire things they need and want for no or little cash. Here are some of the things you should know about Barter, a great Bootstrapping activity. 1. It is the … Read More

Rise of the Barter Economy

   ~~~~~   Rise of the Barter Economy   ~~~~~ When Toronto-based financial planner Shannon Simmons offered her expertise to a professional clown, it wasn’t exactly business as usual. Simmons advised her new client to switch from a “couch fund” to a high-interest-bearing account with limited market risk. In exchange for her advice, Simmons received trapeze lessons. Surprisingly, it isn’t the weirdest … Read More