ComCenter Discovers Barter

When you think of office space, most people think of the large impact on cash flow. But what about using Barter for Office Space?

ComCenter has been in business for about 12 years. We build and rent offices specifically for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Bradenton Florida. Our business model is to provide shared
administrative staff, shared meeting rooms and lobbies, printers and communications equipment. These are all included in the rent, so the client only has to pay for the space that he/she actually uses. This alone reduces the impact on cash flow significantly.

We have served more than a thousand clients over the years. Typically, they are pursuing their own dream and they are always ready to talk about a new idea. One such client is Eric Gilbert, President of D3CS Marketing, a marketing and SEO management firm. Eric and I talked about his company and what it does, and what could it do for ComCenter. We found that they could help ComCenter,Barter For Office Space in deed. Then the ideas started. Why not trade services for rent? They call it Bartering. Thanks to Eric, ComCenter now accepts barter for rent and uses barter to pay bills. I recommend that all small businesses investigate bartering. If you are watching your cash carefully and you have some unsold capacity in service or goods, then barter is a good plan. We use two fine barter organizations in Sarasota/Bradenton area. NuBarter and IBE Barter. You might check out bartering in your area. It is an internationally known tool.

Barter is a system of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money. It is distinguishable from gift economies in that the reciprocal exchange is immediate and not delayed in time. It is usually bilateral, but may be multilateral (i.e., mediated through barter organizations) and usually exists parallel to monetary systems in most developed countries, though to a very limited extent. Barter usually replaces money as the method of exchange in times of monetary crisis, such as when the currency may be either unstable (e.g., hyperinflation or deflationary spiral) or simply unavailable for conducting commerce.

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