Top 10 Reasons to Use a Barter Service for Your Business

top-10-listMaybe you’re not quite sure what barter can do for you and business, or you’re already a member and haven’t been utilizing it as much as you could. Either way, here’s a reminder of how much I, and IMS Barter can help you.

  1. The bottom line. One of the most important aspects of using IMS Barter is the exposure you get to prospects that may never have found you otherwise. And once they’ve tried your product or service, you can continue to build the relationship and possibly upsell them into other products and services.
  2. It’s easy. It can be tough to find and arrange your own barter exchanges. Do you have time to seek them out? How do you know they’ll be interested in a barter exchange? How can you be sure the exchange is equitable and they’ll fulfill their end of the deal? You can trust the IMS Barter system, where those issues simply don’t exist. I’ve also personally met with all of the members in the Minneapolis area, and have your best interests at heart.
  3. Freedom of choice. Use your barter dollars where you want to, you don’t have to do an even exchange with someone. Use yours on another business, use them in the IMS marketplace, or save them up for travel. Your choice.
  4. Save cash. Use your barter dollars instead!
  5. Use your free time to do barter work and build up your barter dollars.
  6. Personal use. There are many restaurants, spas, and home and personal needs providers in the network. Go get that massage you know you need.
  7. Business use. Need a CPA? Business coach? IT help? Don’t we all? They’re all here. Save your cash and get the quality services you need to grow and support your business.
  8. Personal attention. As your Barter Guy, I’m here to make your life easier. Is there a business you’d like to barter with that you’re not seeing in the network? Just let me know and I’ll see what I can do. Need help negotiating an exchange? I’d love to help with that too.
  9. National network. We’re big in other parts of the country too, and growing more every day. Check us out in Denver, Chicago, New York, and many other great cities.
  10. Sell excess inventory. The IMS Barter Marketplace is a great place to move excess inventory because it has national exposure

BONUS REASON: When you join IMS Barter with me, I’ll feature your business in one of my blog articles and in my social media. Have you recently joined and are ready to be highlighted? We probably already reached out to you, but contact me and we’ll get the ball rolling.

Now that you can see how much IMS Barter exchange can help your business, you may be thinking about the possibilities of what it can do for you.  Are you ready to let barter help your business?  Contact me, David Carroll The Barter Guy at 952-856-8866, to find out how you can join the IMS Barter network.  Connect with me on Facebook and LinkedIn to learn more about barter and how IMS members are making it work for them!

How To Maximize The IMS Barter Exchange

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Preserve Painting, Rick, joined IMS barter, he had been very familiar in using barter as part of his business.  He knew that joining a barter exchange was going to be a much easier way to manage this important part of his business, and although he’s new to IMS, he’s been extremely busy in our barter network. In this article, I’m going to share with you how Rick uses his skill of professional painting to pay for things he would normally have to pay cash for.

Wanting to start a landscaping project, Rick had an estimate done for a retaining wall. Knowing this was going to be an expensive project, Rick decided to save his cash and sought out a local landscaper in the barter network. The estimate came in at $13,000.00.  That’s a big job and the landscaper didn’t need his house painted so a direct barter wouldn’t work. However, instead of having to barter directly with the landscaper for this dollar amount, Rick is earning these barter dollars by completing three smaller projects for other people in the IMS barter network.  These three jobs are work Preserve Painting wouldn’t have had otherwise and Rick will soon be able to move forward with his retaining wall project.

Bartering your skills and services not only allows you to pay for things with barter dollars you would normally pay cash for, it also gets you new cash business.  Recently, Preserve Painting did another job within the IMS barter exchange for someone in a luxury condo.  While he was there working on the project, a neighboring resident saw the work the team was doing and hired him for a cash job!  “I don’t know how else I would have gotten into that building, had it not been for originally getting hired by someone in the IMS barter network.  I’m expecting even more jobs to come out of that as well, “ Rick said.

Barter can be an important part of your business to increase your bottom line and get you cash business.  If you’re interested in learning more about how barter can increase your bottom line and get you more business, contact me, David Carroll The Barter Guy at 952-856-8866.  Follow me on Facebook and LinkedIn where I share information on barter and barter success stories.  Share this blog with the person you know who could benefit from barter!