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

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Chapter 12
Barter Beyond a Trade Exchange’s Membership
In This Chapter
◆ Referring businesses to trade
◆ Using trade to collect bad debts from nonmembers
◆ Utilizing trade to pay off debts to nonmembers
◆ Trading with nonmembers to generate cash
You share a goal with your trade exchange. Both of you want to add new members. An expanding membership base means more places to spend your trade dollars. So motivated, it’s not a bad idea to call your trade exchange from time to time to “see who the members are.” This is a fine idea.
Yet, successful trading is not a product of simply finding out who’s on the magic list. Rather, it’s a matter of understanding a trade system can include anybody who agrees to participate. Trading is like fly-fishing in a ...

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