There is a $10 billion per year barter industry in North America, according to reports from the U.S. Commerce Department and trade association officials. Industry sources estimate there are nearly 500,000 members of trade exchanges in the country, and perhaps 30 percent of the world’s total business is conducted through barter. Other estimates suggest one third of all small businesses in the United States use some form of barter.
Then there’s the growth of “community dollar” groups across the country, taking shared trade to the personal level.
Barter is an ancient form of transaction that never got old, and continually adapts to the times. In this book, we go over how to use barter to your advantage, particularly for businesses ...