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Calculating the “real” percentage of business you conduct in barter

When you are conducting business, it’s important to know how your money comes and goes.  One of the things I keep my eye on is what percentage of my total business I do in barter.  Exactly what the ideal percentage is will vary and could be a good topic for another article.  What I want… Continue reading Calculating the “real” percentage of business you conduct in barter

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The value of MSRP in barter

At the most basic level, barter is about making sure that two potential trade items/services are of relative equal value.  You want to make sure you are comparing “apples to apples” and not “apples and oranges.”  This not only means that both trade items should be the same price, but that they are both priced… Continue reading The value of MSRP in barter

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“Bird-dogging” with barter

“Bird-dogging” is an old salesman term that refers to paying a commission to your own customers when they refer business to you.  I assume the term draws from the concept of a hunting dog pointing to a bird for you.  I recently ran into a barter version of this that I thought was interesting.  … Continue reading “Bird-dogging” with barter

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People who just “don’t get” barter

The longer I’ve been bartering as a business strategy, the more I come to a conclusion that I don’t like:  There are people who don’t understand barter, and they probably never will.  They just don’t get it.  It doesn’t matter how many times you explain it, what analogies you use, or how advantageous a particular… Continue reading People who just “don’t get” barter

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Save money and resourse by sharing stuff with your frinds

Everyone loves to save money, especially students they need to save money for lots of things, so I think bartering and  swapping goods and services is a great way to do just that. Acadia Barter is a free site created so you can post offers to barter goods and services. Other people (students) can view your… Continue reading Save money and resourse by sharing stuff with your frinds