Barter is Changing the Way the World Does Business!

small_5416543588-150x150International Monetary System or IMS is a barter group that helps you market your business and find new customers. Perhaps you’ve thought of how handy barter would be, if only you could find someone to trade with that has a product that you’d like in return. Once you do find someone to trade with, maybe you’ve not followed through with the deal due to fear of not getting anything in return because there is no trusted relationship with the person you are doing business with. IMS and The Barter Guy are here to help solve those problems.

 

Once you join IMS you will gain access to thousands of businesses nationwide to use your barter dollars on. But I don’t want to get ahead of myself. First, I want to map out how bartering with IMS works. Once you join the group a broker will take the time to get to know you and your business. We conduct a 30-minute interview with you to find out exactly what kinds of goods and services you offer so we know how to market your business within our IMS group. Then we’ll send out regular email notifications so people on our barter exchange can easily find out who you are. Once you do business with someone who is part of IMS you obtain immediate access to barter dollars. Those barter dollars can be used with ANYONE in our IMS group. Think of the things you spend money on aside from your mortgage and utilities:

 

  • Advertising
  • Printing
  • Legal & Accounting services
  • Web sight development
  • Vacations

 

At IMS we believe cash is king. That’s why we have found tons of businesses for you to work with that will take barter dollars so you can keep your cash for living expenses such as house payments, groceries, and keeping the lights on. As a new business, you will benefit as well. Instead of taking out a massive small business loan and owing money to a bank with interest, you can work with businesses within IMS for advertising, office rent, lawn maintenance, printing, or nearly any other cost associated with starting a small business. Instead of incurring a mountain of debt, you will be able to borrow those dollars from IMS and then pay IMS back when the barter exchange finds you business. It’s a smart business move that will save you on high interest rates through a bank and will also let other businesses that you work with know about the new product and services you offer.

 

To find out more information about this revamped method of barter contact me The Barter Guy, David Carroll. I’d love to help you grow your business.

Who is the Barter Guy and what can he do for me?

Often times when you join a barter exchange you are left on your own to find the products and services you need. Sometimes this is easy but often times it’s not. If you need a computer repair person you probably have several to choose from but one might be more suited to your particular problem than another. It is often very helpful and time saving to have someone to guide you in your search.

The real benefit of the Barter guy though comes when you need something that is not currently available in the barter group. He may often be able to find it for you. Here is a great example of that. One of our members sells welding supplies. They needed a display rack to properly exhibit their products and no current member could provide it . The Barter Guy was able to find a custom metal fabricator to join the barter group and make the display racks. Problem solved.

The story gets better though. The metal fabricator makes several products of their own. One is a baseball pitching machine. He needed someone to take photographs of the machines to use on their websites and to give to their distributors. There were several photographers in the exchange but not one that was proficient in taking good quality product shots. The Barter Guy was again able to find just what was needed. A great photographer that was also a master video producer.

The end result was that the custom metal fabricator got the photographer he needed and the barter exchange got a new member that produces high quality videos for a number of websites. Another added benefit was that the metal fabricator/ pitching machine producer was able to sell a number of machines to totally new customers and generate additional profits to pay for the pictures and other needed services.

Why not let The Barter Guy go to work for you. Finding you new customers and finding ways to protect your cash.

A Cool Real Estate Story about the use of Barter

Several years ago my wife and I decided to build a new office warehouse and both of our companies would move into it. The cost of the building was about $2,000,000.00. We were able to barter for about $400,000.00 of the cost of the building. Here’s how it worked.

I was able to sell $400,000.00 of my products to businesses in a barter exchange. I would have never sold these products if I didn’t belong to the barter group so these were additional sales. I received $400,000.00 barter dollars or barter credits for the products I sold. I was then able to use these barter credits to pay the sub contractors on the building. I used the dollars to pay the cement contractor, the wall paper supplier, the landscaper, the carpet installer and many others,

When I sold the $400,000.00 of product I had about $150,000.00 cost for labor and materials and aIso generated a profit of about $250,000.00. I used this profit to reduce the amount of cash we needed to build our building and the net result is that we have $250,000.00 less of a mortgage on the building today than we havew without the use of barter. When you figure the interest we would have paid on the $250,000.00 over the life of the mortgage the decision to use barter in this example probably is saving us over $500,000.00.

The net result here is that we generated several hundred thousand dollars in additional sales that we would have never seen without the use of barter. We then used those additional dollars to pay for goods and services that saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash. Here is another great example of how the use of barter will find you new customers for your business and help you protect your cash.