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3 great ways to reduce costs as a new business

Starting a small business can be challenging, there is a myriad of considerations that need to be made that simply are not thought of from the get-go. One thing that all small businesses have in common is the
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Industries that are effectively using contra dealing and bartering

The barter economy is difficult to measure given the relative ambiguous nature of the deals it contains. However, it has definitely come back into fashion as the internet has reduced the barriers to trade. Many businesses are now
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What the Development of Cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra Means for the Barter Economy

The digital economy is constantly shifting and evolving with different trends and technologies taking over the limelight. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and the Block Chain technology behind them have added a new dimension to the bartering economy. The launch
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3 Ways to Fund your SME without a Traditional Business Loan

  Many people dream of starting up their own business and escaping the rat race. However especially in this era of uncertainty, many are stepping away from taking risks as they are wary of losing a large amount
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What Services are Best Suited to Contra Dealing?

Contra dealing is the exchange of goods through a barter-agreement between two parties without the exchange of cash. Contra dealing can offer a more efficient way to run your business however it only really makes sense if you
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If you want to succeed, switch to a bartering mind-set

Success comes in many shapes and forms. It is getting that promotion at work, getting your children to help out around the house more, or even making a sale. All of these things are things we want, but
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Countries Turn to Bartering to Avoid Trump’s Tariff’s.

There is a lot of global uncertainty currently. The tariffs imposed by the U.S government are putting strains on growing economies and forcing them to act in historic methods of trading.   What are Trumps Tariffs? Most of
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4 Steps to SME success

There are millions of businesses worldwide all fighting for their share of success. Whilst you may have a great product or service that you know people should want, the answers lie within the people. Your customers, other businesses
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How to barter in 2019 – 3 Simple Tips

The year of 2019 brings a lot of hope and fear to many people in the UK. There are questions looming about the safety of businesses when Brexit hits, and uncertainty about what will happen to businesses that
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Christmas Bartering: How To Save Money This Christmas

Christmas can be fun, stressful, and everything in between. Many with lower budgets this year may be worrying about how they are going to afford to get everyone their gifts, but you need not worry – barter instead.
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3 ways to help your business stay afloat after Brexit hits

There is a tonne of uncertainty floating around at the moment and banks are becoming less and less likely to loan money to the more at risk individuals. What businesses need to be doing to fund their small
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Contra Deals – 3 Big Benefits

Contra Dealing is a form of arrangement or agreement between two parties (most often business) where the business exchange their good or services for the other businesses goods or services. This agreement can work out very well for
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How to Make Sure Your Bartering Arrangement Goes Smoothly

Business bartering is picking up steam as more and more entrepreneurs discover the benefits and spread the word. That means plenty of people are thinking about making their first deals, and that often comes with more than its
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Why Should Start-Ups Use Bartering Websites?

We all know what bartering is; instead of using cash, you get the goods or services you need by trading goods and services of your own. Unfortunately, people still see bartering as a somewhat antiquated arrangement; you might
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Should rural communities barter more?

Bartering can be very beneficial to anyone who wishes to use it as it generally involves exchanging something you have an abundance of for something you need. There is no money involved, so you can save this for
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Facebook: One of the Biggest Bartering Companies in the World.

  Most of us barter every day, and we don’t even realise it. Whether it’s the little things like trading skills around the office, trading your goods/ services with other businesses for benefits or perhaps you’ve just been
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The Booming Business of Bartering

What do companies such as Amazon, Sainsbury’s, and your mechanic all have in common? Bartering. Business bartering is happening at all levels and it’s big!
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How To Trade Items Online

How to trade items online   Contra-dealing and bartering can be exceptionally useful methods for a business to exploit goods or services they provide for profit. By operating outside of a cash economy, contra-dealing enables businesses to leverage
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How to Trade Services for Goods

Contra trading is most often seen as a way for businesses and individuals to swap and barter assets that they own. Trading physical items is one way for contra dealing to work, but it’s also possible to barter
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What is Business Barter Exchange?

When businesses need to make the most of their cashflow, it’s important that they’re able to use every tool at their disposal. Turning to a business barter exchange can be a very practical way for businesses to alleviate
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What is a corporate barter?

Flexibility is key for businesses, no matter what sector they’re in. The ability to shift and adapt strategies to meet a changing market is vital for the continuing success of any commercial entity, and nowhere is this adaptability
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What is a Trade Exchange?

Many business owners have heard about the possibilities of “trade exchange”, but to those not already in the know they can sound bewildering. As with many things, a little bit of understanding can go a long way towards
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What Does Barter Mean For Businesses?

The word itself might sound old-fashioned, but bartering is one of the most effective ways for businesses to streamline their cash flow. For small businesses especially, this is highly desirable, as these companies are often operating from invoice
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What is Bartercard?

Arranging a successful contra-deal relies as much on finding the right partner as it does on having something to trade. The ability to find trade partners online has made it easier than ever before to source the perfect
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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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