Phoenix Barter & Business Insights

Being Productive As A Virtual Employee

By TradesourceBarter - August 23, 2012

Not all business owners have the luxury of working from a home office, but if you do you know that it is sometimes easy to get distracted from work and get involved in home-task activities. When you’re interacting with clients via email and telephone it’s sometimes easy to forget to “dress for success.” It’s been proven though that even if you work virtually and if you work from a home office you should still get dressed as though you were...

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Positive Attitudes Breed Positive Attitudes

By TradesourceBarter - August 17, 2012

No one can deny the power of positive thinking and as that thought goes, you can’t deny the power of surrounding yourself with positive people. Not only does positive thinking bring you success, it also brings you a sense of calmness and that can enhance your productivity and lead you down the path toward success. Here are some thoughts on the benefits of surrounding yourself with positive people in your business and personal life: Bad moods are contagious, so too, are...

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Stress-free Networking Tips

By TradesourceBarter - August 14, 2012

As a small business owner there are so many things you have to do on a daily and weekly basis and one of those simply has to be networking. It’s not always easy to fit it into your schedule and it’s not always to walk into a new meeting and introduce yourself. Whether you attend networking events in your particular industry or if you attend Tradesource Mixers, you need to get out and shake some hands! Here are some of the...

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Will a Business Coach Help Your Business Grow?

By TradesourceBarter - June 20, 2012

As an entrepreneur, you know you need to spend time at networking events and seminars, both as a way to stay in front of industry news as well as staying in front of the minds of clients and potential clients. what I do for a living and I also like to hear from people who are in my same career path — social media and writing. It doesnt’ matter how many sessions you attend in your particular area of expertise, chances are...

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Make Your Business Blog Work For You

By TradesourceBarter - June 14, 2012

Has your website stopped being a sales tool? If you find that traffic has gone down and page views are dropping, consider starting a business blog. These are great tools in your marketing arsenal, but you have to put work into it to make that happen. Building a blog and filling it with content is the first step, but you need to move toward adding SEO in your posts, quality content, building links and talking about your posts on your social...

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Your Company Should Be A Reflection of ‘You’

By TradesourceBarter - May 2, 2012

When it comes to running your business or even finding a business partner with whom to work, do you operate under a system of core values? Do you know what your core values are, both personally and professionally? When you step back and look at it objectively, it is your inherent personal values that you will bring to the office with you and that you will bring to all of your business interactions. Here are some core values to consider:...

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How Do You Measure Productivity?

By TradesourceBarter - April 25, 2012

As an entrepreneur, how do you measure productivity? Whether you manage a group of employees, a handful of independent contractors or are merely keeping track of your own productivity levels, you need to ask yourself: How productive am I? At what level are your time management skills? Was getting organized at the top of your to-dos for 2012? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, let me ask you this…Do you believe that multi-tasking makes you more, or...

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Member profile: Deidre Morhet

By TradesourceBarter - April 16, 2012

Deidre Morhet was a real-life “rocket scientist.”  This New York native has a Masters in Engineering and worked with NASA in Houston.  Deidre married Jeff and has four children.  Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs, she helped small businesses with accounting issues after she moved to Phoenix fourteen years ago.  In 2004, Morhet created BASC Expertise, a small business-consulting firm. BASC Expertise, located in Mesa, Arizona, provides tax, payroll and accounting services, all the things that most small business...

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Member profile: Wright Consulting LLC

By TradesourceBarter - April 9, 2012

Orville Wright III, the founder of Wright Consulting LLC, has spent most of his life in the Valley.  He seems to have been a born entrepreneur, having started making money at eight years old doing landscaping for his local Taco Bell.  He moved up to making a profit reselling Bubble Yum, painting addresses on carports, and recycling newspapers.  After being an “office guru,” the one who always knew how to fix the computer and copy machine, he began his full-time...

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Five Sure-Fire Small Business Marketing Strategies

By TradesourceBarter - April 5, 2012

Entrepreneurs know they need to set their business apart from the competition and they’re always looking for a new marketing strategy that will propel them above all others. There really is no one true marketing strategy that will do it all; savvy business owners know they need to have a well-rounded battery of marketing tools in their arsenal. We’ve rounded up five of our favorites. When all working in concert, you will likely see your business grow!  Blogging. We believe...

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