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The Advantages of Online Contra Dealing

In the last five years alone the world has changed enormously in terms of digital. A traveller from just a decade ago would marvel at the incredible technology we now take for granted. As just one example, with
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Can You Do A Contra Deal for Commercial Property?

For small businesses up and down the country, the costs of maintaining their premises are some of the biggest day-to-day expenses they face. Owning (or at least paying for) real estate is a big burden on any business’s
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How to Describe Goods for a Contra Deal

Making an effective contra deal isn’t anywhere near as difficult as it used to be, thanks to the advance of technology. Potential trading partners can find and match with each other in a split second, and have access
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Five Reasons Why Business Owners Should be Contra-Dealing

The modern business world is increasingly competitive, and it’s vital that business owners always have an eye out for getting an edge on their rivals. It’s not easy to balance the books when you’re running a small business,
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Settle Invoices Quickly with Contra Dealing

As a business, it’s important to understand how cash on hand can impact your ability to expand and develop, and how contra dealing can be a useful way to smooth out your cash flow. Being able to take
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Why 2017 is the Year of Contra Deals

Reduction in Spending and Tightening of Belts in 2017 are all Signs of a Good Contra Deal Opportunity Understanding what’s going to happen to the economy over the next year is always a tricky business, but one which
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Alternatives to Business Loans – Contra Deals

For many businesses in the modern economy, cash flow is a constant concern. There are schemes which promise to provide businesses with options to maximise their investment opportunities, to increase their flexibility or boost their bottom line, but
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Marketing Your Small Business Through Contra Dealing

For hundreds of businesses up and down the country, contra dealing is a valuable tool in everyday trading. Being able to negotiate for the exchange of goods and services free from the restrictions of cash flow is empowering,
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Grow Your Business with Contra Deals!

One of the toughest constraints faced by small business owners is cash flow. When premises have to be rented, stock has to be bought and salaries have to be paid, it can place a huge strain on your
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Contra Deal Definitions

Making use of contra deals can be extremely beneficial to your business, but the actual terminology used to describe a contra deal is often poorly understood. Although the overall concept of exchanging goods and services directly without the
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How to structure a Contra Deal Agreement

Setting up a contra deal agreement requires negotiation between both parties to reach an agreement with which they’re both satisfied. Once this has been achieved, it’s important to place the agreement within a contract so that it’s clear
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How One Man Bartered His Way Across the United States – With Bacon

Most business bartering schemes will see standard services and goods traded for each other, and that’s an ideal way for businesses to network, reduce their costs, and establish ongoing relationships. However, one of the great things about bartering
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Contra Deals and Tax Returns

How Does Contra Dealing Affect My Tax Returns? Contra dealing is a fantastic way to leverage your existing goods and services by bartering your expertise and surplus equipment for vital new stock, inventory and items. However, it’s vital
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How Contra Dealing Can Help Your New Business

Starting up a new business is a whirlwind experience: finding clients, building up a reputation and growing your company requires a lot of hard work, and any potential advantage needs to be seized immediately. For many new businesses,
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From Paperclip to House in Fourteen Online Trades

Next time someone tells you that bartering isn’t an effective way to make your business work just tell them about Kyle MacDonald, the Canadian blogger who managed to turn a single red paperclip into a home in just
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Greek Business People Defy Cash Shortage by Bartering

Since the banks were shut down by the government for three weeks on June 28th, the people of Greece have been finding that the swapping of goods and services is much easier than making deals based around cash.
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Why You Should Use a Dedicated Contra Dealing Website

People all across the globe are starting to see the advantages of contra dealing, so it’s becoming more and more popular by the day. However, those who see the most benefit know how to approach the practice in
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How to Identify the Right Contra Dealing Partners

Contra deals aren’t as simple to set up as regular cash-based arrangements – and one of the trickiest aspects is finding a suitable partner. However, the fact that it’s more of a challenge means that there are greater
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Pepsi and the Soviet Union: An Unusual Case of Business Bartering

Bartering has been growing in popularity all across the world of business. The internet has opened up the contra dealing marketplace to a huge extent, and made it easy for smaller businesses to take advantage. However, the concept
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Three Ways of Determining Value for Contra Dealing

Just like with regular, cash-based business arrangements, contra deals can be conducted in a number of ways. Aside from the type of services and products which are exchanged, their value can be determined in different ways. Here are
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How to Make Sure Your Contradeals Run Successfully

For most people, contradealing represents a new way to do business, and therefore a new skill to master. You might be unsure about making your first such arrangement, so keep the following in mind to help your first
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Contradealing Mistakes to Avoid as a New Small Business Owner

Starting a new business is stressful, and so is engaging in your first contradealing arrangement. To make sure you get the best results, avoid making these common mistakes. Don’t Prioritise Paid Work It’s often tempting to put work
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What Grants Are There For Small Businesses?

Small businesses provide valuable economic support for the UK, and there are therefore a number of grants which can be taken advantage of to help them on their way. If you’re the owner of a small business, consider
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What is a Business Plan and Why do I Need One?

You probably already know what you want from your business, whether that entails creating a six-figure income or becoming an industry-leader. This is the germ of your business plan. The genuine article will strategically map out both your
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How to Set Up a Small Business

Starting a new business can be both tricky and exhilarating. Finding your feet within this new venture might take time, but there are certain things which you must do before you begin if you hope to be successful.
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What Do I Need to Succeed in Business?

Succeeding in business is all about two things: developing your skills, and learning how to market them. Contra dealing is a way for you to do both. In order to ensure that you thrive within the business world,
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Can Contra Deals Help me Grow my Business from Home?

A contra deal involves the exchange of goods or services between two or more parties, and it can be an incredible way for new business owners operating from home to build both their reputation and their enterprise. The
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Should You Accept a Contra Deal In Your Business?

Bartering is traditionally associated with market stalls and traders have conducted business this way for thousands of years. In modern day transactions, business owners are more accustomed to trading goods and services in exchange for credit or cash.
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3 Ways Bartering Could Boost Your Business

Modern businesses operating in an ever-changing market often look for new techniques and methods for their business to help them succeed against their competitors. The restrictions of using cash and credit may limit businesses, and for this reason
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Why Contra Deals Are Becoming So Popular

Contra deals, or business barters, are an exchange of goods or services between two parties. No money ever changes hands, although there are still tax implications to consider, and as well as opening new lines of business, such
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The Rise In Business Bartering

Business bartering is not a new process, but it has enjoyed a significant increase in online popularity in recent years. Businesses of every size, from virtually every industry, and with a huge array of goods, services, and assets
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Welcome to ContraDealer.co.uk

Contra deals are the pragmatic approach to getting more for your marketing budget and with many marketing budgets coming under constant pressure, they are a great way to maximise ROI, improve partnership activity and can be a great
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