Business Barter is Not Dead

I love to barter. I think it goes back to the fundamentals of business when there was no common currency in the terms of money. Fundamentally, it trades what one business person has to offer of value directly for what the other person has to offer. It makes both sides feel good by doing a transaction this way.

Many entrepreneurs I work with have limited resources. So, I try to trade a portion of my help for all sorts of things that their companies offer. I have traded for cooking lessons, handyman services, bottled water, etc. I recently just traded some books for a used monitor for my son’s computer. John Hutchinson at Used-PCs were very generous!

What have you bartered for?

By | May 28th, 2004|Personality on the Side|Comments Off on Business Barter is Not Dead

About the Author:

Barry Moltz gets business owners unstuck by unlocking their long forgotten potential. With decades of entrepreneurial experience in his own business ventures, he has discovered the formula to get stuck business owners and increasing their sales. Barry has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 20 years. After successfully selling his last operating business, Barry founded an angel investor group, an angel fund, and is a former advisory member of the board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. His first book, “You Need to Be A Little Crazy: The Truth about Starting and Growing Your Business” describes the ups and downs and emotional trials of running a business. His second book, “Bounce! Failure, Resiliency and the Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success”, shows what it takes to come back and develop true business confidence. His third book, “BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World” shows how customer service is the new marketing. His fourth book, “Small Town Rules: How Small Business and Big Brands can Profit in a Connected Economy” shows how when every customer can talk to every other customer, it’s like living in a small town: Your reputation is everything! His fifth book, “How to Get Unstuck: 25 Ways to Get Your Business Growing Again” helps every small business owners move their company to the next level. Barry is a nationally recognized speaker on small business who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 20,000. As a member of the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, he has appeared on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s The Big Idea, and MSNBC’s Your Business. He hosts his own radio show on AM560, and writes for American Express and Forbes.