/EINPresswire.com/ Today Barter is big business in Arizona. The Wall Street Journal stated that 80% of Fortune 500 companies have successfully used barter as a business tool. In fact, Barter accounts for approximately 30% of the world’s total business (U.S. Department of Commerce) and it is estimated that approximately1/3 of all small businesses in the U.S. use some form of bartering or another.
“Money is a lot like a Barter Credit”, says Brian Beal of Value Card Alliance, A Phoenix based barter company. “At the end of the day, we all want and need things. We need to fix our cars, get our kids in daycare, pick up our dry cleaning, get our haircuts, and occasionally have a bite to eat at a restaurant. The list is endless. What many struggling small business owners may not realize is that all these things are also available on Barter.” continues Beal.
Business exchange all began with barter as the only method of exchanging goods and services. For centuries, the horseshoe maker would, for example, barter shoes for quilts, and perhaps the carpenter would barter building services for a horse with the horse trader. Each transaction would require great levels of negotiation between the vendors.
As businesses and services evolved, the advent of the coin and other currency arrived on the scene. Straight barter deals soon became impractical as the world became modernized. Money made things easier to utilize as the value was negotiated.
For Centuries, money has been an effective tool for exchange. However, Barter never went away. Eventually, the idea of “Barter Banking” was invented and now commercialized; Very much like the banking system in cash currency today.
“It’s a huge edge over your competitor.” says business partner, Christie Acevedo. Example: One of the first things small businesses do when money gets tight is cut their advertising budget. That’s the worst thing a business owner can do when business gets slow. With Barter, the small business man no longer has to make the choice of a lesser evil. Rather, he or she steps up the marketing when others are scaling back. That’s the edge.” Adds Christie Acevedo, and it’s becoming a very popular one.”
It has been said that trends are cyclical. Certainly, Barter is no exception to this rule. With the American Entrepreneur reinventing himself, Barter has become a very attractive option indeed.
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