Barter Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter - And It’s Free!
Over the past 18 months, there’s been a slow but steady trend in the North West and South West of Sydney. A small group of businesses have gathered, met, networked and exchanged ideas and advice. They have swirled wine and sampled fine cuisine, been entertained, discovered new products and appeared on film. Now this is nothing unusual in itself; networking groups abound in the business world. But what sets this small group apart is one thing they all have in common: they are all members of an exciting, new and unique method of trade. Barter.
You’ve probably heard about barter before. After all, it’s been around for thousands of years. It’s nothing new and there are many systems already in existence. However this, as we said, is unique – because it’s free.
Smarter Barter is a revolutionary new way of trading that has removed the boundaries and barricades previously preventing small businesses from engaging in a bartering system. Co-owner Rob comments: “Last September we removed all cash fees for full trade businesses when we became over 90% self-sufficient. Smarter Barter is grown, operated and developed almost entirely by its members.” Rob firmly believes that by removing fees, more businesses will join,promoting trade and formation of a network of members that will band together as a community. But fee-free trade for those offering payment on full trade (that is, paying 100% barter for goods or services) won’t last forever, so those considering it better get in quick.
Vince, owner of The White Swan Restaurant in Penrith, said “Smarter Barter brings me a steady supply of new customers and I use the trade dollars to buy everything from cleaning products, printed menus, a new suspension for my car and advertising; at last a barter system that is fair and that works”.
Members agree that Smarter Barter is a great way of doing business – and even better, a great way to beat the banks. Louise from Erinds Copywriting says “I can trade with other members, not pay fees to do so and also not pay account fees on my bank account or when I am late paying my credit card.”
The next two years will be exciting for Smarter Barter; they have a strong core of businesses that are trading effectively and fairly, and a Board that represents all members - working to promote
fairness and equality amongst its community.
Enquire today about Smarter Barter to see the difference for yourself.
Smarter Barter Members networking night, The White Swan, 15th March 2011