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Why joining barter for your business makes good cents!!

Why joining barter for your business makes good cents!!


Welcome to Barter Central Ontario




Exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money


When I started my business I was approached with the idea of bartering my advertising in exchange for almost anything I wanted to help grow my business.  For 8 years I have enjoyed my barter to the fullest, here is why.  I could now keep my cash and purchase barter items for my business such as restaurant gift certificates, hotel gift certificate, tourist attraction gift certificates, business cards, radio advertising, logo design and much more.

How does barter work?  A business signs up with the barter company with an upfront cash fee, the business receives a username and password and can now log into the barter company web site with hundreds of businesses to trade with.  I sell online advertising worth $499, when another business in the barter system purchases an ad, I receive that same amount of money as “Barter Dollars” I now have $499 to spend in barter.  How does the barter company make money?  What is my cash cost?  7.5% for any trade deposited into my account and 7.5% for any trade purchase my business makes.  I now have many great prizes to give away for contests that my business runs whether it’s an email marketing, social media promotions. I can also purchase gift certificates to restaurants to give to my customers.


Barter saves cash, increases profits, and decreases the cost of doing business.

What are the goals of every business? Increase your sales by driving more customers to your business. And, decrease the costs involved in doing business. Combined, your business is far more profitable,

What’s the easiest way to increase revenue and decrease costs?
Through bartering the goods and services you currently have. By bartering, you can buy the goods and services you need WITHOUT SPENDING CASH.

Trade what you have to get what you need

Save Cash and Increase Profits

More Sales from New Customers

Have fun using barter dollars instead of cash

Save your cash. Find new customers or clients. When you barter with Barter Central Ontario, you can turn excess inventory or down time directly into Barter Central Ontario Barter Dollars. You can use those Barter Dollars with any other Barter Central Ontario member or choose to work with thousands of businesses throughout the network. Don’t spend cash – use barter instead.


What kind of items will I find on barter?


 Attorneys & Legal Services



 Beauty & Cosmetics


 Business & Professional Services

 Business Supplies/Equipment

 Charity & Non-Profit


 Clothing & Accessories

 Computers & Internet



 Event & Party Planning

 Food Products

 Health & Wellness

 Hobbies & Crafts

 Home & Garden


 Personal Products & Services

 Real Estate & Financing


 Restaurants & Catering

 Sports & Recreation

 Travel & Transportation


Barter Myths Corrected


Myth:  If I sell to a business who sells a product I can’t use, my barter currency is wasted.


FACT:  Barter is a not a one for one exchange.  You sell what you have, buy what you need.  You accumulate barter currency (retail dollar value) from any network member.  Sales can be made online, on the phone, or in person.  Thousands of likeminded businesses buy and sell every conceivable product and service on barter, not cash.  In fact most of America’s Fortune 500 companies utilize barter.




Myth:  Barter can’t pay employee’s….or can it?


FACT:  Reward employees with a barter paid vacation!  Send them to a ball game, the theater, out to dinner or give them a gift certificate.  Motivate without using precious cash flow.


Myth:  Barter sounds great but I can’t pay my mortgage with it.


FACT:  You may not be able to pay your mortgage with Barter currency, but you can pay an attorney, an accountant, utilize advertising, media, PR, Marketing Services or even acquire office supplies.  Barter can free up cash to pay your mortgage.


Myth:  I’m a service business.  All I have is my time.


FACT:  Barter is perfect for a service business.  When you aren’t working, your time is un-billable.  Turn downtime into barter dollar credits.


Myth:  Barter won’t increase my cash flow.


FACT:  Barter will expand your business network.  As you increase your customer base through barter, you’ll generate more word-of-mouth business.  Simply put, barter clients will bring new cash clients.


Myth:  My business is inventory intense and margins are low.  Barter can’t help me.


FACT:  Is your inventory outdated?  Without barter you would have to keep trying for a retail sale, or else liquidate it at 10% on the dollar.  Barter opens opportunities to trade that inventory at full retail value.  Use the barter currency on strategies to grow your business.  Transform your obsolete or outdated inventory into profit



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Nancy Cato reviewed Barter Central Ontario — 5 star

November 8, 2015 ·

I love my Barter Central Ontario, It’s been a Fantastic way to purchase gift certificates on Trade as prizes to give away to my customers and ExploreKingston.com Explorer’s! Keep it coming I can’t spend enough. Stephen is Terrific and always helps me to find what I’m looking for to make things simple and easy! Thanks Stephen! Cheers!!!


Al Evans
 reviewed Barter Central Ontario — 5 star

September 12, 2015 ·

Member for years, purchased auto repair, time share, business cards, advertising, air conditioner, tools for my business, inventory to sell in my business, a computer, prescription eye glasses, and much more!!


December 14/2015 by email

I must say

I have been involved in trade for many years and as a big player at times, sometimes 100, thousands of dollars at time, I have met a lot of great people along the way and have been stung so many times over and over, but I must say you have always been honest and up front with me and I honestly appreciate that. I am now only involved in Barter Central Ontario with you and will only stay involved in trade only with you. Thanks for being up front and honest always along the way. ….

Thanks so very much for all your hard work   Stephen

Keep up the great work


Chris Macauley



If you wish to learn more about Barter Central Ontario Please contact us!


Stephen Harrison






Nancy Cato