In tough economic times, businesses are often forced to cut costs just to stay afloat. By using Bartercard in your business, you can turn cost-cutting to your advantage! By utilising trade dollars, you get to keep more cash in your business, helping you stay cash flow positive. Isn’t that what every business wants?
Turn to Bartercard first
Our number one tip for keeping cash in your business is to think Bartercard first. Before you reach for your credit card, take a moment to check out the Bartercard Marketplace and see if what you need is available for trade dollars instead.
Too often business owners go for the quick fix or the lazy one! It seems easy just to rely on the same suppliers and contacts. If you take a little time to do your research, you’ll find the Bartercard community offers a huge range of products and services that may be a perfect fit for your business.
You can save cash by spending your trade dollars on everything from office furniture and equipment, design and printing, marketing support, advertising, even business coaching. And that’s just the beginning!
A community of 10,000… and growing
If you haven’t researched what’s available on trade lately (or ever) grab a cuppa and take 10 minutes to scroll through the offerings of over 10,000 cardholders, all wanting to do business with you.
Check out the hundreds of member categories and you’ll be amazed where you can spend your trade dollars today. And remember Bartercard is a global organisation operating in eight countries!
Expand your thinking
The secret to using Bartercard successfully is to think outside the box. Look for ways to keep your hand out of your wallet and in your Bartercard account instead. Here are a few tips:
- Talk to other Bartercard members and find out how they’re saving cash in their business.
- When you have a product or service need ask your Account Specialist for help to find it.
- Cash convert – buy stock with your trade dollars, then sell in your business for cash.
- Read your Bartercard emails to find out which businesses are keen to trade!
- Spend your trade dollars on marketing or advertising that can expand your customer base and bring more cash through the door.
It takes a little effort, but once you start thinking Bartercard for every purchase, you’ll soon see the cash in your business start to grow.
Use Bartercard and keep cash in your business
We know cash has its place in business. There are some things you can’t pay for with trade dollars, but it’s worth keeping as much cash flowing through your business rather than out of it! For over 28 years, Bartercard has been helping business owners hang onto their hard-earned cash and use trade dollars instead to help build their business.
This short video will show you some great ways Bartercard can help you find new customers, improve your cash flow, and conserve your cash. We would love to help your business thrive through the challenging times and beyond!