Every year BarterPay hosts a Cashless Marketplace in support of our Barterpay It Forward Foundation, which in turns helps charities across Canada. All Barterpay members are welcome to attend for free - we just ask that they make at least a T$40 donation to the foundation per person attending.
Unfortunately many small to midsize businesses go through periods where cash flow is tight. Sometimes it is just a seasonal dip, an unexpected expense, or a customer delaying payment on a large invoice. Other times it is more systemic to the business you are in, and a larger change needs to occur in order for you to advance. In either case, barter can help you find your way!
Unfortunately regardless of industry there are times where an accounts receivable is likely not going to be collectible. Utilizing BarterPay you can collect on this debt for less than the cost of third party collections - while also potentially improving your on going relationship with that customer.
One of the most valuable assets to a business are its employees. Keeping quality employees happy and with you for the long-term can result in dramatic savings for a business in terms of lower training costs and improve customer service.
Bartering for products and services for staff incentives or rewards can be a great way to keep your team together and motivated.
Barbara recently decided to spend some of the TRADEdollars she’s earned to treat her niece, Avery, and some friends to a very special #ThinkTradeFirst Girls Getaway Weekend. When I heard how much fun the girls had, I asked if Avery would be interested in writing about the fun they had. She said yes, but only after I agreed to pay her with a gift certificate to her favourite Barterpay member, Creative Café!
As the owner of Barterpay Simcoe County, I’m a pretty big barter advocate. This isn’t something new for me – I’ve been trading my whole life! Hot wheels in the driveway, school lunches (I was a master at swinging trades to get those Chocolate Wagon Wheels that Mom would never buy us), hockey cards. You name it, I probably traded it as a kid!