TBT Barter Company was founded in the summer of 2008 by Michael Finnegan. Michael who at the time had over 10 years of experience in the barter industry realized that Philadelphia and South Jersey area had no local barter exchange options. Making cold calls out of his small home office, on August 14th, 2008, TBT signed its first member, a bed and breakfast in Cape May NJ who still trades with TBT Today. One by one he continued to grow the company and with the help of other employees, TBT Barter boasts hundreds of members in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas.
Now based in Cherry Hill NJ, has become one of the largest, most respected, and fastest growing barter companies on the East Coast. Working with hundreds of businesses to offset their business and personal expenses as well as moving their excess inventory, time, space, etc. to new customers. Our goal is to help small businesses grow, become more efficient and increase their cash flow – all through Barter
Every motel, hotel, and bed & breakfast will have accommodations that go unoccupied at some point during the week, month and year. A simple 20% occupancy rate can equate to thousands of lost dollars in revenue each year!
TBT Barter is here to help you fill those otherwise empty rooms at full retail value. No longer is there a need to discount your room rate on various social media coupon websites, thereby devaluing your brand. TBT barter will bring you new customers at your regular rate on trade. Your cost to fill these extra rooms is just a few pennies on the dollar as you are already employing staff to operate the facility and paying the utilities whether you have all the rooms filled or just 80% of them.
Spending trade for your facility is easy. Trade can be used for advertising to generate more cash sales, contractor services to make renovations and repairs, pest controls services, cleaning supplies, etc.!
If you have empty accommodations, you should definitely implement the TBT Barter solutions as part of your marketing strategy.
Accountants often bill their clients by the hour and sometimes down to the minute. We all know that Accountants tend to get very busy during tax time, but throughout the remainder of the year, they can usually find some kind of spare time within their schedule. Each spare increment of time that passes by without being billed equates to a loss of revenue. Just two spare hours a week can amount to over $20,000 annually!
With TBT Barter, you can increase your billable hours by handling new clients on trade. This additional trade revenue can then be used to pay for advertising, answering service, printing, cleaning service, or even employee rewards and incentives.
There has never been a better fit for organized trade as there is for advertisers. Whether you are a radio station with air time, a media company with empty billboards, or a publication selling ads, trade can be an incredibly effective way to fill that extra space. Usually, radio stations and media companies have extra inventory that has not been sold and publications can usually always find more room before they go to press. In these instances, your costs are virtually the same with little to no additional cash layout. Trading this space at regular retail value not only helps you get closer to being full, but also provides you a nice additional revenue stream based solely on new clientele. Trade business will never interfere with your cash business.
Advertisers use trade in many ways, often times to offset their printing costs, banners & gift for events, staff incentives, tradeshow space, medical services, restaurant meals and many other goods and services! TBT’s media partners love trading and understand the value of turning that extra space into revenue! Give TBT barter a call today for a consultation on how we can help you fill your empty advertising space! (856) 269-4136
Since attorneys usually bill their clients in increments of time, often times down to the minute, free time can easily equate to thousands of dollars in lost revenue, especially when billing at rates of $200/hour or more. Since building a successful law practice is about attracting new clients, using TBT barter as a part of your marketing strategy is a practical way to do just that.
TBT Barter brings new clients that fit the scope of your practice through your doors. By billing your services at your normal hourly rate in trade dollars, you can actually maximize your operational capacity and turn those trade dollars into purchasing power. Because TBT barter only charges a transaction fee on a purchase, never on sales, this is a perfectly legal and ethical way for you to gain new customers and protect your cash flow. Typical expenditures for law firms include advertising, printing, mobile dry cleaning service, catering, accommodations and limo service, among other things.
If you can spare a few extra hours each month, call TBT Barter today at (856) 269-4136 and let us go to work for you!
Whether you own one auto repair shop or twenty, empty garage bays can result in a loss of thousands of dollars annually. Your goal is to keep your mechanics busy working on automobiles instead of paying them to sweep the floors. By trading with TBT Barter, not only will you have new customers that can lead to more cash business through word of mouth referrals, but you also earn full retail value for what would have been an otherwise empty garage bay. Remember, if that empty time slot passes by with no cars in the bay, you will never be able to recapture that revenue as there are only so many hours in a day.
Oil changes, routine maintenance, and repairs are in high demand. Now is the time to start building an additional revenue stream through the use of trade. This trade can then be used to offset some of your business expenditures such as advertising, printing, janitorial services, computer-related services, employee incentives, medical accounts, etc. Call us today to find out more detailed information on how trade can be used to grow your business and protect your cash flow!
The last thing beauty salons & spas want to see are open chairs and massage tables. Empty time slots mean zero dollars for that appointment time. TBT Barter can provide you with new customers to fill those otherwise empty slots and turn that capacity into purchasing power! This is critical especially for start-ups who are trying to build their clientele. The trade revenue that you can acquire for your downtime can then be used to purchase advertising, marketing, and other business essentials and keep you from having to write checks for these types of expenditures.
If you haven’t figured out how much empty time slots are costing you, consider this…. just one unfilled time slot per day at an average retail rate of $75 is over $25K of lost revenue annually. This 25K could open up an advertising budget for you! Why write checks for advertising when you can pay with trade from the new business we can send you? Call us today to start a strategic bartering plan for your salon, spa or massage business!
Whether your cleaning services include carpets, windows, homes, offices or cars, you have a service that is easily traded! Your revenue is directly based on how many appointments you can schedule. We all know that most cleaning service companies tend to get much busier around the holidays and taper off during other times. Empty appointment slots in your calendar means a loss of revenue. How many open appointment times are on your calendar each day, week, month, and year? You could be losing thousands of dollars.
TBT Barter finds new customers that need cleaning services and brings the business to you instead of your competitor! This additional revenue stream can open up an advertising budget, or be used to offset other business related expenses. Would you rather write a check for $1,000 for something you need, or pay with $1,000 worth of your cleaning service from the new business we find you? The answer should be very clear. Bartering makes perfect sense.
Contact a TBT Barter representative today and start gaining new clients!
Contractors such as plumbers, electricians, HVAC, painters, etc. can all benefit from picking up a few extra jobs on trade. These jobs can be done to help fill otherwise slower time periods and can often lead to more cash business as our barter customers are always willing to refer their cash paying friends and neighbors to those that provide outstanding service!
If you are the owner of a company with employees, it is important to keep the jobs coming in to keep your staff busy and productive, especially if you pay them hourly. Sending them out on a barter job, where you earn money for the hour is much better than paying them to sweep the floors of the shop! Plus, the revenue you earn from the barter jobs can pay for the uniform tee shirts you need screen printed, or oil changes, auto repairs and maintenance on your vehicles. It’s all about found revenue that TBT Barter can provide you!
There are many reasons to trade, all of which are benefits to your business. Call us today for a consultation on how trade can take your company to the next level!
Computer related services such as repairs, website design, hosting, optimization services and refurbished computer equipment are all great things to trade! With design, repairs, optimization, and hosting, you are trading time and space. Even though there is a cost to the equipment, refurbished units usually have better profit margins making it easy to trade!
All business owners need websites and changes should be made on a regular basis to keep their sites fresh with relative content. However, often times the budgets within smaller companies are just not there to be allocated for these services. Trade gives smaller companies the leverage to afford these invaluable services putting TBT Barter in a position to bring you these jobs.
Spending the trade revenue you earn from these jobs is easy! TBT Barter has all kinds of products and services available to save your money! Call us today with a list of needs and see how we can help your computer related business!
Overbuying tickets for events that do not sell, does not have to mean a loss of revenue for you! Ticket agencies often give away tickets and greatly reduce their prices as event dates grow near. With TBT Barter, our members will often purchase tickets on trade for client giveaways, staff rewards, and just for pleasure! There is no need to reduce the price or have tickets go unsold. By trading those tickets, you earn full value.
The TBT Barter brokerage staff will easily promote your last minute concerts, sporting events, and special engagements. Just give us the date, location, seating, and pricing and we will do the rest! We field all the calls so you don’t have to! And on certain events, we will purchase your excess tickets up front! This gives you immediate purchasing power for other things you need instead of taking a loss on tickets that don’t sell.
Golf courses are the perfect fit for trade! If your golf course has open tee times, you should definitely be bartering. By selling greens fees and memberships on trade, you are turning empty space into an additional revenue stream. Have banquet rooms or a restaurant on premise? There is, even more, revenue that can be obtained. Imagine having an extra $50,000 a year or more that can be utilized towards the maintenance of the course, or advertising to gain more cash business!
Remember, when a TBT Barter member comes to your golf course, they will more than likely bring guests with them who will return giving you cash business. Exposure is key. You want people to visit your golf course, restaurant and banquet facilities. TBT Barter can bring that additional exposure to you because TBT Barter members will try different courses, and with more frequency when they can barter instead of spending cash.
Health & Fitness Clubs selling gym memberships, CPR courses, weight management class, yoga or kickboxing, etc. should imagine the revenue from just ten extra people! Of course, you have to pay your staff and other expenses related to the running of your business, but the truth of the matter is that those are fixed costs you will have regardless of a few extra barter customers! You are trading space.
Earning full value for space or seats that would otherwise go unfilled, is found revenue! This additional revenue can open up an advertising budget or offset some other business related expenses for you like commercial cleaning, or computer repair. Why pay cash for things you need when you can trade your time and space?
If you own limousines then you know that when your cars are sitting on the lot idle, you are not earning revenue and neither are your drivers. TBT Barter is great at bringing you new customers for airport runs, nights out on the town, and special occasions where town cars and limos are needed. Our business owners love to travel and often need transportation. We direct these customers to you so that you can help keep more cars on the road and your drivers happy.
TBT members always pay the gratuity to the drivers and the tolls in cash; you are trading the trip charge at your regular hourly rate. The trip charge minus the cost of fuel and what you pay the driver leaves you with a nice profit margin. Your fixed expenses such as leases, insurance, utilities, etc. cannot be factored into trade deals, because you have to pay those things regardless of whether you have a barter transaction or not. Your profit margin then becomes leverage to purchase the goods and services you need.
Limo companies that accept TBT Barter as payment can protect their cash flow by using trade dollars for purchasing vehicle maintenance, detailing services, advertising, marketing, tradeshow space, website services and tuxedos etc. Imagine having a mechanic on trade just to handle the oil changes for your fleet of vehicles! This is the kind of savings you can experience with TBT Barter.
Medical & dental services such as doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, dentists, orthodontists, etc. all rely on filling their appointment calendars with patient visits. Unfortunately, more often than not, payment for these visits is usually calculated through insurance companies at negotiated rates which are usually less than the standard billable rates. Not only can TBT Barter help bring you new patients at your regular billing rate, but there are also no additional forms to complete or submit in order to be paid. Our brokerage staff makes transactions easy and convenient so there is no extra work on your end.
Additionally, every open appointment time means a loss of revenue. Once that time slot passes by with no patient, the chance to earn money for that time period is gone. How many open time slots does your medical practice have each week, month or year?
With TBT Barter you can turn those otherwise wasted time slots into purchasing power. There are no additional costs to see a few extra patients during the day while you are paying your staff to be there and the lights to be on regardless of whether or not you have a barter customer. This is 100% profit that can be used for things like water delivery service, computer repairs, advertising, marketing, office furniture, accounting, remodeling, etc.
Every business needs to have printed materials from business cards and letterhead to postcard mailers and brochures but the printing industry has become quite competitive. Local printers are finding it difficult to compete with online companies offering substantially lower pricing to land jobs. With TBT Barter, your standard pricing is much more competitive because of the profit margin that the buyer has into what they’ve sold. Remember, trade buyers are shopping at their cost so a $200 print job might cost them $50-$100. With this kind of leverage, we can bring you as much additional work as you need to help keep your presses running. Downtime on your presses means paying staff for the idle time. Your fixed costs remain the same whether your presses are running or not.
Trade revenue can be used in a multitude of ways, ie. medical and dental services, restaurant meals, repairs and maintenance for your home and cars, vacations, etc. One call to your barter broker and we secure the products and services you need! it’s like having a personal concierge service for your business.
Owners of restaurants know their goal is to have every table full 100% of the time. While this may occur during busier times such as Friday evenings, and holidays, most restaurants never operate at 100% capacity. The amount of revenue lost annually on just one empty table is astonishing!
Here’s the breakdown…one empty table that would normally average a modest $50 tab per hour for an eight-hour shift for just 350 days out of a year, equals a loss of $140,000! And that is just one table! How many empty tables are in your restaurant at a given time? TBT can bring you many new customers that will help to maximize your capacity while bringing you a new additional revenue stream.
TBT can bring you many new customers that will help to maximize your capacity while bringing you a new additional revenue stream. Additionally, by selling at retail through TBT, you are able to leverage your profit margins against your food cost, which allows you to shop for things you need at your wholesale pricing! Get started filling those empty tables today!
Do you have a vacation home that sits empty or one that you rent out but you have difficulty filling every week? TBT Barter’s large network of business owners can be an alternate source of revenue for rental property owners. Every week at your property that goes unrented is a loss of revenue and TBT Barter Members love to travel! In fact, many of them have the ability to and sometimes prefer traveling in the shoulder seasons.
By earning trade dollars for what would otherwise be empty weeks, you now have the full dollar value of the weekly rentals to spend on things you need like repairs, furniture, bedding or even a vacation getaway of your own to someplace you’ve never been! Consequently, our renters are usually mature, responsible business owners traveling with their families as opposed to younger party-going types. You can be assured that you have responsible people in your rental home.
Stop losing revenue and start filling those empty weeks with TBT Barter!
Retail stores rely on a constant influx of customers, returning customers, and especially new customers. Competition and excess inventory mean money out of their pockets.
First, customers,that would otherwise be patronizing your competitors, are driven in through your doors by the TBT Barter Brokers.
Second, retail stores have the ability to earn full value for their merchandise instead of reducing the price of slower moving items just to make sales.
Third, retail stores trading excess inventory, merchandise no longer becomes stagnant, taking up valuable space on their shelves collecting dust. Retail stores can turn over inventory quicker thereby making room for the latest trends and offerings from their wholesalers!
Additionally, purchasing at wholesale prices, and selling at retail prices on trade gives retail stores a great margin! Imagine purchasing the goods and services you need at your cost! This is the leverage of trade!
It pays to trade with TBT Barter! If you have slower moving merchandise or need more customers don’t waste any more time, call us today.
Screen Printers & embroiderers need to keep their machines filled with job orders. Purchasing bulk tee shirts for better pricing can sometimes lead to an excess of inventory on hand. What better way than to move these shirts than to trade at full retail value? TBT Barter will bring the new orders to you, keeping your employees busy and allowing you to maximize your earning potential for the day, week. month.
TBT Barter will bring the new orders to you, keeping your employees busy and allowing you to maximize your earning potential for the day, week. month. Additionally, the extra revenue stream from trading with TBT Barter will improve your cash flow. Use trade instead of cash to pay for things like water delivery service, ink cartridges, website design updates and hosting, employee bonuses and incentives, advertising, dental services, office furniture, etc. Every trade dollar you spend saves a cash dollar!
Call TBT Barter today and learn how to use the leverage of trade to boost your sales, and protect your cash flow!
Sign Companies are in a competitive market and all too often, quotes for jobs will be underbid in an effort to gain new customers. With TBT Barter, there is no need to lower your price to land the job. The customer’s value comes from the profit margins in what they have traded.
When you sell on trade, you save with trade. Purchasing things for your business or to enhance your personal lifestyle on trade gives you a competitive advantage. With trade dollars you can advertise more, maintain and repair your automobile, visit the dentist, get your eyes examined, take a vacation or just enjoy a few nice meals at one of the many restaurants who trade with TBT Barter.
Sign Companies making banners, yard signs, vehicle magnetics, vinyl lettering and acrylic signs have great items to trade. Business owners within the TBT Barter network often need signs and therefore, we are in a position to bring this business to you. A few extra jobs on trade each month can provide a nice source of extra income.
Wholesalers, have slower moving merchandise or need room for new models? There is no need for discounting or liquidating.
Manufacturers and wholesalers are in a perfect position for trade. Excess runs and merchandise lots can be sold at retail pricing instead of at wholesale rates on trade. Bigger profits mean greater purchasing power.
Let’s use these examples to show you how the leverage of trade can work.
Now you need an electrician to make repairs at your facility, the job is $500. trade. Your cost is $200. The additional $300 was pure profit from new business brought to you by TBT Barter! You are now obtaining the goods and services you need on trade at your cost!
Contact TBT Barter today and let us know what you have to trade!