Archive for November, 2017

All Star Uniforms Announces a second location to open at the Saba Plaza

IBE Member All Star Scrubs, Shoes and Chef Announces its 2nd Store at Saba Plaza Opening Late December! Just across from Sarasota Memorial Hospital… Stay Tuned for Grand Opening updates.

Have you shopped at All Star Uniforms for the latest in Top Brands for Scrubs, Shoes and Chefs?  All Star Tactical, All Star Hospitality, All Star Medical, All Star Institutional. Visit their website IBE Barter Trade Payment Accepted for the full company offerings. Featuring the latest designs and fashions for everything uniform. Specializing in Scrubs, Shoes, and Chef wear.

Great Brands like Vera Bradely, Landau, Med Couture, White Swan/Jockie, Frank Ray’s for Men, Crocs, Sanita, Klogs and so much more!

 

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Where is the IBE Barter Building Sign?

The IBE Barter Sign at 1161 North Tamiami Trail has been an iconic landmark sign for over 20 years on US 41 in downtown Sarasota. So where did it go? Two words, Eminent Domain. 11/20/2017 starts the US 41 roundabout construction from 10th street to 14th street.
The IBE Barter sign is gone, but we are here. Road construction is going to be challenging for quite sometime. Sidewalks will be widened to 10 feet, there will be a bike lane, the medians are being raised with rest areas for crossing 41 and the speed limit will  eventually be reduced permanently to 35 mph. There will be two roundabouts to start the project, one at 10th street and another at 14th as the first phase of this project.
This project will have you going in circles, literally. More roundabouts are planned from US 41 and Gulfstream to University Parkway. Pay attention to the yield signs and pack your patience through the construction phase.  As a building owner we are excited about all  the changes coming to the entrance of Downtown Sarasota as well as the revitalization of the North Trail.
For more information here is a link; www.us41roundabouts.com

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Barter Growth Strategies to help Fill The Gap

If you are new to the IBE Barter News site thank you for visiting. If you are a returning regular, welcome back. There is always something new and exciting going on in the IBE Barter Community so please bookmark this site as a favorite and return often to keep updated.  

Growth strategies for keeping your business moving in a forward motion can be challenging. One important goal for all business owners is to recognize the importance of keeping an open mind to new ideas on how to attract new clients and save cash.   

The equation to filling the gap is easy; take your downtime, whether you have 30 minutes a day that you are not billing out your services or several hours a day.  This is considered wasted and non-revenue generating time,  a vanishing asset you can’t recover the next day.  Fill the gap with new exchange member clients; No more empty seats in your restaurant, entertainment venues, empty hotel rooms, excess inventory or non billable hours. 

By joining an organized trade exchange you are opening your business to a whole new community of professional business people with like-minded goals, looking to fill the gap of their downtime while looking to  build new client/customer relationships.  

Fill your downtime with business people looking to use your specific services. At IBE we keep a controlled zero-based economy which means we help you establish a monthly exposure level of how much new and additional ‘plus’ business you are looking to generate to fill that downtime. You earn IBE trade dollars when you provide your services, bank the trade dollars with IBE and then we help to match your cash expenses with other liked minded businesses offering those services on trade.  

Use what you have and get what you need. It’s that easy and a smart growth strategy to fill the gap with new business.

Time to give some Thanks!  

Thank you IBE Member Sande Caplin and Associates for updating the look and feel of the IBE Barter News Site. www.sandecaplin.com  

 Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!  

 

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