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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barter and Trade Exchanges by Tom Chmielewski, Jerry Howell

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Chapter 9
When to Trade and When Not To
In This Chapter
◆ Trade while profitable
◆ Determining the cost of your trade dollar
◆ Timing: trading when you have excess capacity
◆ Getting what you need from your trade exchange
Before you start trading through a trade exchange like there’s no tomorrow, do your homework—or there may be no tomorrow for your business. Barter through a trade exchange can improve your cash flow, but it can’t be a complete substitute for cash. This chapter tells you how to examine your company’s financials, your cost of goods, and your capacity.
You then need to take a look at your local trade exchange to make sure the market it runs benefits you, and if its brokers will work to get the best deals for your business.
Your trade ...

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