Phoenix Barter & Business Insights

4 reasons your business should participate in trade

By TradesourceBarter - October 28, 2010

As an entrepreneur, whether you’re starting a business or growing an existing one, trade can help you preserve cash and get your venture launched or expanded. In today’s economy, trade is a must-have if you want your business to survive and thrive. Trade, also known as barter, is the exchange of goods or services for other goods or services – a cashless transaction. It’s estimated that trade exchanges handle close to $9 billion in transactions annually, according to the International...

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Tradesource Member Profile: Wright Consulting LLC

By TradesourceBarter - October 26, 2010

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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Tradesource Member Profile: Cold Wave Heating & Cooling Service

By TradesourceBarter - October 22, 2010

One day, while Robert Scheffrin was working in his father’s refrigerated warehouse in Denver, when the freezer broke down.  He was fascinated by what the repairman was doing and asked him how to get into the business.  The next day, he enrolled in vocational school, and went on to start his own commercial refrigeration business.  The 1980’s recession, that hurt the commercial business, the fact that there are a lot more private homes needing air conditioning and job opportunities in...

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Phoenix conference focuses on restaurant owners

By TradesourceBarter - October 20, 2010

Read what Phoenix Insight Business Examiner Denise Meredith had to say about the Phoenix restaurant conference industry. Click here.

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Blog as a marketing tool

By TradesourceBarter - October 19, 2010

Everywhere you look every company has a blog – and it’s a good marketing strategy. Blogging gets the word out there about your business but offers visitors to your blog an insight into who you are and what your company has to offer. A blog should offer your readers valuable information, not be simply a selling tool. How do you draw readers and invite comments to your blog, though? We have five tips to help drive traffic to your blog:...

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5 mistakes you don’t want to make when prospects call

By TradesourceBarter - October 19, 2010

You’ve spent considerable time, effort and yes, money, in an attempt to market your business. You’ve participated in networking groups, run ads in the local newspaper, gone on speaking engagements and you’ve made cold calls. Finally, though your efforts are paying off and the phones are ringing with prospects wanting to purchase your goods and services.   Now all the hard work is done and you can sit back and relax, right? Wrong. Now is the time to train your sales...

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Want to be a chosen service provider? Eight great tips

By TradesourceBarter - October 14, 2010

When you’re looking to do business with owners of small, but growing enterprises, you know they are deeply invested in their company’s day-to-day operations. When it’s a small business, the owner is involved in virtually every aspect of the operation. Because the entrepreneur is so busy they simply don’t have time to listen to endless sales pitches from suppliers. Even with this, though, no one depends more on suppliers to keep them up and running than the small business owners....

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Trade and its tax benefits – tax neutral operation

By TradesourceBarter - October 11, 2010

Want to increase your business’s cash flow? Of course you do and you can – through trade, commonly known as barter.  Trading products, services or expertise with other companies, can free up cash flow and get the products, services or expertise you need.  However it’s important to understand that whether you participate in trade either through “direct trade,” i.e., trading marketing services for accounting and bookkeeping, or for “trade credit” through a trade exchange like Tradesource, Inc., trading is a...

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Restaurants mix it up and keep the business coming in by turning to barter

By TradesourceBarter - September 13, 2010

Barter has been around for centuries. It all began when the patient traded the doctor a chicken for medical services rendered. Today, barter has evolved to include anything from hair cuts to oil changes to enjoying a nice night out in a restaurant.

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Grow Your Business with Barter

By TradesourceBarter - September 2, 2010

In the 1800’s, barter was commonplace as people would pay the town grocer, the town doctor or the town barber with chickens or vegetables that they had grown on their farm. The problem was this system was inequitable. The doctor’s service was paid for with whatever the patient had on hand at the time, irrelevant of its relationship to the value of the service the doctor provided. Barter or trade exchanges began as an answer to this equality.

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