Build & Grow Your Business
IBE Barter allows airlines and restaurants to fill empty seats, hotels and resorts to fill empty rooms, printers fill press downtime, professionals can fill empty time slots, health care professionals can treat new patients. Business owners and professionals can then take this new found revenue and reduce cash expenses or expand their operations. Businesses across America are taking a serious look at IBE Barter as a way to build their bottom line, and the rapid growth of the barter industry can only mean that business across the country like what today’s IBE Barter Economy has to offer.
We market your business to other exchange member businesses in the online member directory, weekly enews and through our Brokers. Your business gets incremental sales from buyers looking for barter opportunities within the IBE Barter Community.
NEW CASH SALES
The number one source of advertising for small businesses is “word of mouth.” If you do a good job for an IBE Member, they will refer their cash-paying friends, customers, family and other businesses to you. Additionally, barter revenue from the incremental sales that we will bring you can be used for radio, television, print, direct mail, outdoor, online campaigns and other types of advertising to attract more cash customers and build your brand.
IMPROVE CASH FLOW
You can improve cash flow by increasing sales and reducing costs. Participating in the IBE Barter Exchange does both! IBE Barter enables you to pay for the products and services you need with what you have. When you hire a contractor, paint your office, or buy office related services with IBE Barter dollars, you conserve your cash to pay other expenses. And, when you purchase using IBE Barter dollars, you pay for it with revenue from new sales – sales that you probably would never have had. MOVE EXCESS INVENTORY AND FILL IDLE TIME: Every business owner has excess inventory, production, capacity or appointment time. That unscheduled appointment today has zero value tomorrow. When you join the IBE Barter Exchange, we provide you with new business to put your excess to use in profitable ways. We accomplish this by matching your product or service with businesses looking to purchase them on trade. CREAT WHOLESALE BUYING POWER: With IBE Barter, the actual cost of the products you purchase on trade is the wholesale cost of your barter dollars earned. Making sales with built-in profits makes the cost of your purchases more economical on trade. When you join the IBE Barter Exchange, you open the door to a new, cash-free way of handling every day business and personal expenses. IBE BARTER PROVIDES A COMPETITIVE EDGE: The IBE Barter Community will patronize your business over the competition because your barter affiliation is an incentive to do business with you. Barter attracts new customers to your business, without affecting the existing cash sales already being generated by your company.
NO BAD DEBT
We eliminate collections. When you make a barter sale to an IBE Barter Member, you process the transaction by calling the IBE Office or online postings to verify that the buyer has the IBE Currency available to pay for their purchase. COLLECT RECEIVABLES: A small business might find it difficult to pay you the cash they owe, but would welcome the opportunity to fulfill their obligation with payment in products or services. IBE Barter Members can then offer these goods and services to other members of the IBE Barter Community for IBE Currency which get deposited to your IBE Barter account for the balance you were owed. Your non-collectable receivable just became revenue that can be spent on a variety of business expenses. EMPLOYEE INCENTIVES: By using,The IBE Barter Community of Healthcare Professionals, you can provide a much appreciated benefit to employees without having to pay cash for it. IBE Barter is also a great way to offer contest prizes, bonuses, wellness programs and tickets – all available to you without using cash, and all based on your cost of the incremental business that we have brought you.