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.
With the recent launch of JetBlue’s Promise Program, many tourism operators have been working on similar programs to stimulate travellers from the ranks of those recently unemployed.
They just launched Crate to Plate, modeled after Community Supported Agriculture and Community Supported Fisheries programs, in which consumers buy a share of the farm or a boat before the season and receive the harvest for several months.
School districts say it’s practically free money, and advertisers love the captive audience that school buses provide.
Many people are fearful of starting a business during a recession.
Small businesses that make machines and components for other manufacturers are experiencing an upswing that could be a sign of things to come for the broader economy.
Toys ‘R’ Us just opened 80 temporary stores across the country in an aggressive play for the holiday toy shopper.
For decades, Ashley Fletcher ditched his cars after they reached 50,000 miles.
Repossession specialists, better known as “repo men,” are suffering a nationwide decline in business.
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