I was at a event about five years ago when a friend told me about a barter group she had joined. I figured it might be a good idea to check it out. I was immediately sold. I could do work for barter points. I could use these points to do all sorts of things like business pretty and trips to the beauty parlor! Yeah me!!
As I look around my condo, I am amazed at all the things I have used my barter for including my bed, light fixtures, and wooden blinds. I even had two pieces of furniture recovered on trade. I am hooked. I am very thankful that a local car shop keeps my 10 year old car in great shape( the labor is all on trade). The wonderful beauty parlor that keeps me in keritans and the frizz at bay!
Barter is a win win for a business owner. Every since I started my business I have been open to bartering for things that I need. As a business owner there are all things we need such as printing, a website, car repair ect.
I have personally worked with both Itex and Art of Barter. I found Art of Barter to be a better fit and am still with them today. They are a local company and wonderful to work with. They personally interview potential companies to make sure that they are a good fit. Every experience I have had has been wonderful!
So what would you do if you could do it on trade? Next up on my list...rugs!