How Entrepreneurs Can Use Barter

large_6355318323-150x150Small businesses know that there are always costs to starting up a new business.  No matter the industry and even if there are minimal overhead costs, there is always money to be spent on a start-up.  The dollars spent can sometimes be staggering, but entrepreneurs continue to surge forward to pursue their dream and lifestyle choice.  Unfortunately, sometimes the only thing standing between an entrepreneur and his or her dream is money; or shall I say, the lack there of.  Even when a business doesn’t need to store inventory and their overhead costs are minimal, there is still the need for advertising.  Advertising doesn’t necessarily have to be as huge as billboards or T.V. commercials; sometimes it’s the littlest things that have the biggest impact:

  • Logo design
  • Business cards
  • Brochures
  • Website design
  • Networking

IMS Barter loves to help start-up businesses with all of the aforementioned tasks.  You may be wondering how it is possible to use barter dollars before you’ve earned them.  When you use barter dollars before earning them, you simply borrow them from IMS and then repay the dollars with any work you do through our barter network. Any interest you owe for borrowing these barter dollars is also factored in for you in barter.  Another advantage to using barter in this way is solving the problem of networking.  There are so many networking groups to belong to and getting out there and shaking hands is essential for a small business to get their name out there.  Having our network at your fingertips is like being at two different networking groups at the same time!  While you’re out meeting people personally, IMS is working hard behind the scenes to get you in touch with business owners you would never have met without barter.  IMS members have barter dollars to spend, and they want to spend them with you!  This introduces you to a new business owner as well as their extended network, bringing you cash business!  I post blogs weekly and all kinds of interesting tips on how to use barter.  To be notified of my blogs follow me, David Carroll The Barter Guy, on Facebook or LinkedIn – I can’t wait to help you start your small business!