Phoenix Barter & Business Insights

Top 10 Tips For Marketing Your Business

By Heidi Newman - September 22, 2011

If you’re an entrepreneur you know you need to make every dollar count, especially as it relates to your marketing budget. You need to decide where to put your marketing budget where it will make the most sense and draw in the largest potential client pool. One way for business owners in Phoenix and Idaho to amp up their marketing and reach new markets is through a targeted approach through low-cost/no-cost marketing techniques on social media platforms. Social media, done...

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Propel your business influence: Write a book

By Heidi Newman - September 7, 2011

What’s the quickest way to set yourself apart from the competition? How can you easily propel your status from simply business owner to expert? Write a book. If you notice business owners who operate a business similar to yours surpassing you in speaking engagements and sheer number of clients, it could be because they’ve written a book and are now a sought-after commodity. Individuals are almost immediately acknowledged as an expert once they’ve put their knowledge into print. What do...

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How to effectively use trade to grow your business

By Heidi Newman - August 15, 2011

Did you know that if you use trade effectively that you can propel your business to even higher levels of success? If you effectively manage your trade transactions you’ll find you can draw in more customers, make more sales, use your trade dollars to purchase goods and services for your business and free up cash for those items which are not on trade. With the state of the economy today, savvy business owners need to think outside of the box...

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Why should you become an entrepreneur?

By Heidi Newman - August 9, 2011

Individuals are jumping into entrepreneurship in record numbers recently. You may be wondering what traits entrepreneurs share and if it’s time for you to take the plunge. Whether you’re looking to leave the daily grind of your current career, are unemployed or under-employed, going into business for yourself just may be the way to go! There are many reasons to become entrepreneur, including: Dissatisfaction and frustration with your current career. Long commutes, low pay, difficult bosses, these are just a...

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5 Traits of successful business owners

By Heidi Newman - July 28, 2011

Whether you’re in the midst of running a business or if you’re considering becoming an Arizona or Idaho entrepreneur as a way to not only enhance your current income but as a way to pursue a passion, there are several traits that entrepreneurs share. Not only do those entrepreneurially minded individuals have the ambition and drive to run with an idea for a new product or service, they also have the wherewithal to stick with it even when times are...

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Want your business to be more profitable? Look to trade

By Heidi Newman - July 21, 2011

If you want your business to be more profitable, and what business owner isn’t looking for that, this is a great time to turn your attention to trade aka barter. The idea of trading for goods and services has been around for centuries and has been gaining in popularity by business-savvy entrepreneurs. Membership in Tradesource can help you increase your profits by lowering your overhead and operating costs. When you join a trade group you will be interacting with other...

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Member Profile: Grupo Patron

By Heidi Newman - May 26, 2011

Owning and operating a restaurant requires a unique skill set that includes food knowledge & preparation, business acumen, customer service, vendor relations and more. In 2007 Lance Reynolds and Guillermo Salazar, with a combined 40 years in the restaurant industry, recognized the need for business consulting and established the bilingual restaurateur consulting firm Grupo Patron. Grupo Patron has grown to a team of experts in the restaurant industry providing an array of consulting services.  Services include staffing, training & menu development, goal setting,...

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Member Profile: Submarinos

By Heidi Newman - May 24, 2011

Submarinos Restaurant, located in Glendale, AZ, serves homemade, New York style Italian food at reasonable prices. Located in a strip mall at 51st Avenue & Northern, Owners Tasha & Al Wiesing have had their share of challenges including long-term road construction in front of their business. In December 2010 Submarinos Restaurant was highlighted in the Glendale Star as a Local business crawling back from storm drain construction. The real news is that construction is still in progress and Submarinos would love to see Tradesource, Inc. members...

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Member Profile: The Dailey Method Scottsdale

By Heidi Newman - April 21, 2011

Think there is nothing new in fitness? Think again. “The Dailey Method® is a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, stretching, and orthopedic exercises.” Owner/Franchisee Linda Nofer welcomes members with a smile and calls them by name. This sole Arizona location has been open since 2009. Based in California, the 60 minute class is star quality with high yield results. Not only is the workout unique, the instructors are well-trained even by group exercise standards and they pass...

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Tradesource Member Profile: Murphy Business & Financial Corporation Southwest

By Heidi Newman - April 8, 2011

Over the last five years Americans have experienced an economic downturn like no other in recent history. When Ryan Gipple decided to leave the banking industry after 20 years, it was, by most accounts, a smart move. Moving from banking to business brokering in 2007 when businesses of all sizes in all industries were failing may not have seemed like a good move to some, Ryan Gipple saw opportunity. He is the franchise owner of the Chandler office of Murphy...

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