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12 Profitable Barter Strategies for the New Year!

 

12 Profitable Barter Strategies for the New Year!

1. Increase Marketshare: When accepting barter business, not only do you increase sales, but you take the sale away from your competitors.

2. Reduce Overhead Costs: Using incremental barter sales to offset daily operating expenses can reduce overhead costs, i.e. janitorial service, water or coffee service, vehicle maintenance, signage, etc.

3. Collect Slow Receivables: Offer barter as a method of payment for buyers who are collection problems. Barter can also be a great alternative for buyers whose purchasing power is limited because of their credit standing.

4. Penetrate Lost Accounts: By accepting other goods as payment and filtering them through the network, you can penetrate elusive accounts.

5. Generate Referrals: More barter business typically means more people talk about your business and refer new potential cash customers, whom you otherwise would not find.

6. Reduce the Cost of Borrowing: Rather than paying cash interest on working capital or capital expenditure loans, establish a credit line from IBE Barter against future products sales – the interest is all on trade.

7. Enhance Employee Benefits: Secure employee loyalty and productivity by bartering for medical services, vehicle repair, uniforms, travel and other employee incentives.

8. Utilize Excess Capacity: As fixed costs remain the same during good times and slow times, utilize excess capacity to pay for operating expenses that are normally paid for in cash.

9. Convert Excess Inventory: List slow moving goods with IBE Barter and earn trade dollars that can be used for today’s operating expenses

10. Expand Your Advertising: Bartering your advertising will bring in new cash customers and you’ll be more visible as your competitors conserve their cash budgets.

11. Revamp your Printed Materials: Start off the New Year by revamping your company’s printed materials. Offset cash costs of printing, graphic design and commercial photography with barter.

12. Budget and Implementation: Lay out a barter budget and implement the plan throughout the year. If you budget for it, you can make it all happen!

 

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Smart Business Owners Upgrade Their Business With IBE Barter

IBE is Gathering Smart Business Owners With a Common Purpose – to Upgrade Their Business!

Receive a complimentary membership and become a premier founding trading partner of the IBE Barter Exchange of Southwest Florida. Businesses in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, welcome to the IBE Barter Business Community.

Call now to redeem your Complimentary IBE Barter Membership.  941-955-6100 ext. 202

Ask for Mary Unger, Owner/Partner, Since 1991.

IBE Barter has the largest regional barter exchange on Florida’s gulf coast.  We are inviting your business to join the IBE Barter Business Community as we expand our reach into your community.

IBE Brings over 26 years of experience working with thousands of Regional, National and International Trading Business Partners. 

Feel The Results with IBE Barter, Since 1991

✓ New Customers ✓ Cash Savings ✓ No more chasing accounts receivables
✓ No more unbillable hours ✓ No more unsold goods ✓ No more unexpected expenses

Your competitors will wonder what your secret sauce is!

IBE Barter (Corporate Headquarters) 1161 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34236

941-955-6100

www.ibebarternews.com www.barterbusinessreview.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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