Forms of Barter
In This Chapter
◆ Direct trade: barter at its simplest, if you’re lucky
◆ How to use the Internet to broaden your network
◆ Community dollars as an alternate currency
◆ Time dollars for social good
◆ Trade exchanges help improve profits
Barter comes in various forms and complexity, from simple one-to-one casual trades between friends, to involved reciprocal agreements between international corporations and countries that may take a decade to play out. In this chapter, we look at the forms of barter individuals and business owners get involved in regularly.
All forms have their advantages and their limits. But they all allow you to go beyond the cash economy to get what you need or want.
The one-to-one trade ...