There’s no recession in barter,” said Debbie Lombardi as she navigated the crowd at the Barter Business Unlimited’s Annual Business & Holiday Barter Show, in Bristol, Conn.
Perhaps the biggest of Josh Freeman’s projects is North Fork Shares, the local currency he created last year with resident Dan Rosenberg, also 45, who was a congressional candidate in 2000, winning the Democratic primary but eventually losing to his Republican opponent.
Thrifty parents are finding plenty of places to barter on the Web.
A group of artists and physicians in the Hudson Valley conceived of the gathering.
Anyone can go to the website and post a profile about his or her background.
Steven started his lucrative journey when his friend gave him an old cell phone – the sort most people would throw away or shove into a junk drawer.
Behind these cab-out-of-water foreign fleets is the relationship between two men with overlapping personal and business interests, identical yet inverse automotive niches and a friendship that spans 3,500 miles.
Even in modern times, bartering remains a practical choice for small businesses.
Typically, a small business sets up an account at a barter company, similar to a checking account at a bank, for a one-time fee.