Tricks Of The Trade
Cash for goods? Cash for services? You're throwing too much cash around. Listen up.
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In the past three years, Jerry Kelly, owner of All EngagementsPhoto/Video/DJ, has obtained new equipment for his business, takenhis family on a cruise to Mexico, had repairs made to his home, andentertained friends and business associates--all without paying acent. How does he do it? The Irvine, California, entrepreneur isamong a growing number of small-business owners who have joinedbarter exchange networks.
For a modest fee--in Kelly's case, 10 percent of the valueof goods and services acquired through the barter club--members areeligible to trade their services for everything from auto repairsto accounting services.
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