“International Reciprocal Trade Association Elects Kevin Daly of NuBarter Sarasota To Their Global Board of Directors”

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Contact: Kevin Daly                                                                                                                Kevin@nubartersarasota.com

 

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“International Reciprocal Trade Association Elects Kevin Daly of NuBarter Sarasota To Their Global Board of Directors”

 

Sarasota, Florida – Oct 8, 2013 – The members of the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) has elected Kevin Daly of NuBarter Sarasota to the IRTA Global Board of Directors.  The election was held in September at IRTA’s 34th Annual International Convention at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The convention was attended by member trade exchanges from 12 countries.

Kevin Daly is co-owner of NuBarter Sarasota. The territory is rapidly growing and their members are actively trading. Kevin always gives his clients 100% and consistently goes above and beyond. “Kevin Daly is a bright and energetic champion of the barter industry.  He brings a new and creative mindset to the IRTA Global Board of Directors and clearly will be a tremendous help in keeping IRTA young and current to all our members!” Said Ron Whitney, IRTA executive director. Kevin has a broad knowledge of the barter industry and a sincere desire to assist in promoting ethical trading throughout the world.

 

Kevin says, “Being elected to the IRTA Global Board of Directors offers the opportunity to raise the profile of the exchange business in our local area and worldwide. As the Global Board is multinational, I welcome the chance to learn from each member and bring that knowledge home”.

 

NuBarter is consistently building a local network of quality, ethical businesses.  NuBarter, provides companies with the ability to successfully buy and sell goods and services using trade credits. Members enjoy access to NuBarter’s online exchange listings, and their local Trade Brokers to quickly solve their business or personal needs. NuBarter’s customer loyalty is assured by communicating frequently through local Trade Brokers, newsletters, monthly social gatherings and business education seminars.

 

The International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) consists of member exchanges and firms that are among the most successful and reputable in the trade industry. They represent active, ethical barter exchanges in all parts of the world.

 

The non-profit organization, IRTA is committed to promoting just and equitable standards of practice and operation within the Modern Trade and Barter and other Alternative Capital Systems Industry, by raising the awareness and value of these processes to the entire Global Community.

 

For more information on NuBarter contact Kevin Daly at Kevin@nubartersarasota.com or visit www.nubartersarasota.com

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VEHICLE WRAPS ARE A SMART AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

VEHICLE ADVERTISING

VEHICLE WRAPS ARE A SMART AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

thatsawrapNOW THAT’S A WRAP, A DIVISION OFROAD SIGNS, INC., IS A LARGE FORMAT PRINTING COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN VEHICLE WRAPS, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FLEET WRAPS. OUR EXPANSIVE FACILITY HOUSES NINE LARGE-FORMAT PRINTERS. THIS ALLOWS US TO PRODUCE A VARIETY OF PRODUCTS, INCLUDING WRAPS, MURALS AND FINE ART. WITH NOW THAT’S A WRAP, NO ONLY CAN WE STAY WITHIN YOUR BUDGET, BUT WE CAN ALSO GIVE YOU THE QUALITY AND SERVICE THAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS.

WE’VE MADE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A DIVERSE CUSTOMER BASE, INCLUDING FIVE FLORIDA BUS MARKETS AND MULTIPLE START-UP BUSINESSES THAT USE TRUCKS AS MOVEABLE BILLBOARD MARKETING.

ONE OF THE FIRST CONCERNS MANY NEW CUSTOMERS ASK IS “WHAT WILL IT COST?” OUR PRICE IS BASED ON SQUARE FOOTAGE OF MATERIALS USED, ALONG WITH THE COMPLEXITY OF THE INSTALLATION. OUR IN-HOUSE ART DEPARTMENT WILL WORK WITH YOU TO CREATE A DESIGN OR MODIFY AN EXISTING DESIGN THAT CAN BE USED AS A FULL WRAP OR A MONEY-SAVING PARTIAL WRAP. OUR GOAL IS TO WORK WITHIN YOUR BUDGET AND CREATE SOMETHING THAT IS BOTH EYE-CATCHING AND AFFORDABLE.

LONG TERM VEHICLE ADVERTISING IS CONSIDERED TO BE AMONG THE MOST AFFORDABLE FORMS OF ADVERTISING AVAILABLE. BECAUSE IT IS A ONE-TIME COST, ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR VEHICLE WRAPPED IT WILL LAST UP TO FIVE YEARS.

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ADVERTISING ON THE WRAP DEPENDS ON A SIMPLE EQUATION. IT SHOULD CATCH YOUR PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS’ ATTENTION AND TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE, WHA TYOU DO OR WHAT YOU ARE SELLING, AND HOW THEY CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU. KEEPING YOUR MESSAGE SIMPLE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF DESIGN.

WHEN YOU’VE MADE THE DECISION TO INCORPORATE A VEHICLE WRAP INTO YOUR COMPANY’S ADVERTISING BUDGET, THE BEST OPTION IS TO HIRE A COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN VEHICLE WRAPS. MANY SIGN COMPANIES WILL CLAIM TO PRODUCE VEHICLE WRAPS, BUT ONLY AN EXPERIENCED FEW CAN PRINT AND INSTALL A PROFESSIONAL WRAP THAT YOU WILL BE PROUD OF FOR YEARS TO COME. AT NOW THAT’S A WRAP, WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON PRODUCING AND INSTALLING THE BEST WRAPS IN THE AREA.

WE ARE 3M CERTIFIED THROUGH THE UASG (UNITED APPLICATIONS STANDARDS GROUP, UASG.ORG) AND MASTER CERTIFIED THROUGH THE PDAA (PROFESSIONAL DECAL APPLICATION APPLIANCE, PDAA.COM). OUR CERTIFICATIONS INSURE THAT YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH PROFESSIONALS WHO HAVE THE PROVEN TRACK RECORD TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.

LEAVE THE JOB TO US, AND FIND OUT WHY OUR CUSTOMERS SAY, “NOW THAT’S A WRAP!”

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NUBARTER SARASOTA-MANATEE IS A PROUD MEMBER OF IRTA

IRTA Raising the Standard of the Trade“MEMBERSHIP IN THE INTERNATIONAL RECIPROCAL TRADE ASSOCIATION (IRTA) WAS SOMETHING WE PUT ON THE TOP OF OUR LIST OF ‘MUST DOS’ WHEN GARY FIELD STARTED NUBARTER IN 2002,” SAID CAROLINE VALLANCE, CTB, TERRITORY OWNER FOR NUBARTER SARASOTA-MANATEE. “THE ORGANIZATION REPRESENTS THE BEST EXCHANGES IN THE BARTER INDUSTRY THAT CONTINUALLY DELIVER THE MANY BENEFITS OF BARTER. IRTA’S MISSION MATCHES OURS, AND AS A RESULT WE ARE ABLE TO BETTER SERVE OUR MEMBERS THROUGH OUR IRTA AFFILIATION.”

SHE CONTINUED, “INTEGRITY, RESPONSIBILITY, ETHICAL OPERATIONS – THESE ARE ALL QUALITIES WE VALUE AT NUBARTER. IRTA IS LIKEWISE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING LEADERSHIP IN THOSE AREAS TO THE 100-PLUS IRTA BARTER EXCHANGE MEMBERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.”

IRTA’S MEMBERSHIP STANDARDS REQUIRE THAT TRADE EXCHANGES AGREE TO ABIDE BY A CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT, ENSURING THAT MEMBERS ARE CONCERNED BOTH WITH MANAGING A THRIVING, SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND WITH PROVIDING TOP-NOTCH CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EDUCATION. MEMBERS AGREE TO PEER-REVIEW SHOULD THEIR ACTIONS AS A REPUTABLE TRADE EXCHANGE BE QUESTIONED.

IRTA’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RON WHITNEY ADDED, “THE NUBARTER TEAM IS CLEARLY DEDICATED TO PROVIDING A BUNDLE OF QUALITY BARTER-RELATED SERVICES TO THEIR MEMBERS. INSISTING ON HAVING CONSISTENT EXCELLENT BROKER SERVICES FOR EXCHANGE MEMBERS IS WHAT DISTINGUISHES THE TOP TIER EXCHANGES FROM THE MID-TIER EXCHANGES, AND NUBARTER PROVIDES ONE OF THE BEST BROKER TEAMS IN THE COUNTRY.  NUBARTER HAS ALSO BEEN VERY PRO-ACTIVE IN HELPING IRTA ACCOMPLISH ITS GOALS WITHIN THE BARTER INDUSTRY. WE APPRECIATE ALL THE GOOD WORK THEY HAVE DONE IN SUPPORT OF IRTA AND THE BARTER INDUSTRY.”

“WE HAVE BENEFITED FROM IRTA’S MARKETING EFFORTS AS WELL AS EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT,” VALLANCE SAID. “BEING LISTED ON THEIR WEBSITE, WITH A LINK TO OURS, HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS BENEFIT FOR NETWORKING, NOT ONLY WITHIN OUR AREA, BUT ALSO NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. THE ANNUAL IRTA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION HAS GIVEN US VALUABLE CUTTING-EDGE INSIGHT ON INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC ISSUES AND TRENDS. “

VALLANCE HAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF IRTA’S CERTIFIED TRADE BROKER (CTB) PROGRAM, ENHANCING HER LEADERSHIP ABILITIES AND CREDENTIALS AS HEAD OF NUBARTER SARASOTA-MANATEE.

“OUR MEMBERSHIP IN IRTA HAS BEEN EXTREMELY POSITIVE FROM MANY PERSPECTIVES,” SHE SAID. “IT’S A VALUABLE ASSET FOR ALL OF OUR EXCHANGE MEMBERS AS WELL AS OUR HEADQUARTERS STAFF, AS WE CAN FUNNEL THE LATEST NEWS, MARKETING TECHNIQUES, NETWORKING AND SO MUCH MORE TO ENHANCE OUR MEMBERS’ BARTER EXPERIENCE.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON IRTA, GO TO IRTA.COM. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NUBARTER SARASOTA-MANATEE, VISIT NUBARTERSARASOTA.COM.

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“International Reciprocal Trade Association Names Kevin Daly to Ethics Committee”

SARASOTA, Fla. – Sarasota, Florida – June 20, 2013 – The International Reciprocal Trade Association’s (IRTA) 34th annual international convention appointed Nubarter Sarasota/Manatee owner Kevin Daly to the IRTA ethics committee. As a barter exchange owner of Nubarter it is Kevin’s responsibility to assure that the exchange and it’s members abide by the IRTA Code of Ethics, Kevin also agrees to participate in a peer review process should any exchange conduct be called into question.

The International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) consists of member exchanges and firms that are among the most successful and reputable in the trade industry. They represent active, ethical barter exchanges in all parts of the world. 

The IRTA Code of Ethics is the cornerstone on which the association was built and upon which membership is determined and maintained. IRTA originally defined the Code of Ethics 32 years ago when a small group of reputable barter exchanges came together to demand a level of conduct that each member would be expected to meet. Since then, IRTA has worked to represent only those exchanges that successfully do so.

Nubarter Sarasota/Manatee’s goal is to assist businesses in attaining new cash customers, increase cash flow and profitability, reduce cash expenditures and save companies’ needed cash reserves. The goal of Nubarter is to be the easiest company in the world to do business with by providing the goods and services requested by the member of the exchange in a timely and responsible manner. Nubarter assists companies with the formation of a barter strategy, including their goals and objectives, to insure the success of their barter business.

For more information about Nubarter Sarasota/Manatee go to www.nubartersarasota.com or email Kevin at Kevin@nubartersarasota.com 

 

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Natural Awakenings Helps You Grow Your Business With Barter Sarasota Style

 

NuBarter Sarasota shows you how to Barter Sarasota style with Natural Awakenings

 

 

 

Looking for ways to grow your business without hurting your cashflow? NuBarter can Barter Sarasota style.
As a member of NuBarter, trading between members is conducted only after the goods and services (requested from the member’s wish list) are ready and available. It will be impossible for members to be holding a surplus of unspent barter dollars.

All companies are given an established amount of credit.

Bartering is limited and monitored in order to assist companies in attaining their financial goals.

Once you have begun trading, you can then use your Barter Dollars with other members like Natural Awakenings.

Each month Natural Awakenings writers provide the tools people need to assist them on their personal path to wellness. They feature articles by national authors as well as from local leaders in the natural health field.

Additionally, they bring you news and events that are happening in our communities and around the globe.

Advertising in Natural Awakenings provides great exposure for your business, and best yet you can Trade instead of paying. Imagine how this can help your cashflow!

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NuBarter Sarasota-Manatee attends the 33rd Annual IRTA Convention”

NuBarter trade exchange helps businesses grow, gain profit and operate on a higher level then they could without trade exchange

 

 (Press Release) - Sep 27, 2012 -
SARASOTA, FL.  NuBarter Trade Exchange, the Bronze Sponsor of the 33rd Annual International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) Convention, sent eight representatives to beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica.  The NuBarter team from Sarasota and their five other offices in Florida, Georgia and S. Carolina, attended seminars and heard from top-notch international speakers offering new developments and the latest trends in the large and growing trade/barter industry.  The convention was attended by trade exchange owners and brokers from 14 countries worldwide.

NuBarter Sarasota – Manatee, co-owner Kevin Daly states, “Bartering is a powerful, success building business tool.” NuBarter provides a marketplace in which members can trade with each other and expand trading opportunities for their clients through universally accepted trade credit.

The barter system has been a human tradition as far back in history as we can remember. Modern day “Nu Bartering” ups the ante and makes businesses across the globe as efficient as possible.  NuBarter of Sarasota-Manatee can be used as an alternative source for financing, building profits, establishing cash flow and saving needed cash reserves. It propels your small business to a new level.

For small businesses struggling with low demand and stunted cash flow in the wake of the recession, this old idea could drive new business.  People still think about barter like trading a peanut-butter-and-jelly for a salami sandwich at the school lunch table. That’s direct trading.

Barter within an organized exchange network, like NuBarter, is not a direct trade between two members. NuBarter Sarasota – Manatee is a system that allows payment for goods or services in trade dollars, which can then be spent with anyone else in the network.  As NuBarter is a member of IRTA, the largest trading organization in the world, it opens worlds of possibilities!

Wondering how your business will benefit from NuBarter?

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According to IRTA: Organized Barter Systems Growing To Alleviate Financial Stress

PORTSMOUTH, Va., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The current global recession has placed enormous financial pressure on every business sector, every level of government and virtually every individual on the planet. The prolonged economic downturn has tested peoples’ confidence in once-respected financial institutions and government-managed monetary systems.

The recent proliferation of barter exchanges, community currency systems, online barter sites, government sponsored trade systems and mutual peer-to-peer credit clearinghouses are proof of the validity of alternative capital systems’ ability to provide meaningful alternative markets to allow businesses and individuals to maintain their status quo and even prosper.

China, France, Ireland and other countries are seriously examining the feasibility of launching their own government sponsored barter systems. On December 8, 2011, The City of London released a report titled “Capacity Trade and Credit: Emerging Architectures for Commerce and Money” with the goal of creating a barter hub of sorts for Europe in London. In the U.S. more than twelve states have legislation pending to create State currencies to serve as an alternative to the currency distributed by the Federal Reserve and commercial banking system.

“The barter and trade industry is justifiably receiving an enormous amount of attention now from both the public and private sectors as a viable solution to replace lost business activity caused by the recession,” says Michael Mercier, President of the International Reciprocal Trade Association, (IRTA), the thirty three year old advocate for the global barter and trade industry, www.irta.com . IRTA anticipates a continued sharp increase in new private, quasi public/private and government backed trading systems in the next decade.

In the U.S. government officially recognized organized barter via the Tax Equity and fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) of 1982 which categorized barter exchanges as third party record keepers and mandated that all barter sales were taxable events that required the submission of 1099B forms to the IRS. Many other countries are now using the U.S.’ approach towards organized barter as their taxation model as they move towards final approval of their own barter and trade systems.

As the global recession continues, and with little optimism about a meaningful recovery happening anytime in the near future, all types of barter and trade systems will continue to flourish and provide much needed long-term financial relief to business owners and individuals alike. And when the global economy does finally turn for the better, organized barter and alternative currency systems will continue to play a meaningful role in increasing commerce and improving the bottom lines of businesses and consumers worldwide.

For more information please contact Ron Whitney, Executive Director, IRTA, 757-393-2292, ron@irta.com

SOURCE International Reciprocal Trade Association

Copyright (C) 2012 PR Newswire. All rights reserved 

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NuBarter Sarasota Member Alexander Gaukhman DMD, PA Owner of Venetian Dental

I’ve been using the NuBarter since its inception in Venice area.  There are at least 2 main benefits, that I discovered so far:

1.NuBarter brings lots of customers,  whom otherwise wouldn’t become our patients;

2.NuBarter helps to retain cash.

The most advantageous for Venetian Dental has become the advertising, which we use barter dollars for, and it brings cash paying clients. 

Alexander Gaukhman DMD, PA Owner of Venetian Dental

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Trading Game

A strong financial base is important to the success of a new or expanding business.

Danielle Williams, director of operations, Oceans 234, Deerfield Beach [Photo: Eileen Escarda]

When Danielle Williams decided to remodel her upscale Deerfield Beach restaurant, Oceans 234, she relied heavily on barter, one of the oldest forms of obtaining goods and services.

Williams, the restaurant’s director of operations, traded restaurant meals for more than $80,000 in new flooring, plumbing, interior design, uniforms, a logo, signs and more. The value of bartered goods added up to more than half the $150,000 total cost of remodeling. “It’s just so smart, so easy,” says Williams, who in late 2008 joined NuBarter, a Savannah-based barter network with offices in Daytona Beach, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Pompano Beach and Boca Raton.

NuBarter and other barter networks let members earn and use trade credits. So when Williams provides $500 in restaurant meals to the barter network, she can use those credits for any member’s goods and services, even if they never eat a meal at her restaurant. “It’s like having a Visa,” says NuBarter’s Karen Roumay.

Barter networks charge members an annual fee, a monthly maintenance fee and collect a percentage of the value of the trade. In NuBarter’s case, the annual fee is $395 plus $15 per month in cash and $15 per month in trade credit. They collect 10% of the value of the trade in cash from the buyer.

Williams says that originally she thought she would barter only for a short period, but now that the remodel is finished she is bartering for all types of goods and services for the restaurant on an ongoing basis.

A key, she says, is knowing how much you can afford to trade each month.

Still, says Williams, “There’s no reason I would stop bartering.”

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Opportunities to barter growing – Improve Cashflow

By Eddith Sevilla South Florida News Service June 7, 2009

When Brian Remick shut down his Wilton Manors sculpture gallery after sales slumped last year, he had no idea the works of art would later pay to fix his car.

Lacking the $475 to get the radiator and air conditioner fixed, Remick decided to pay with two sculptures valued between $225-$250.

“Everything is tied to cash, and I would’ve had to pay cash or put it on a credit card, which I don’t have,” he said.

Throughout South Florida, bartering — the practice of exchanging goods for services instead of dollars — is helping businesses and their customers weather tough times. In the United States, it is estimated to generate more than $3 billion through trade and exchanges, according to Robert B. Meyer, editor of BarterNews.com.

Car repairs are not all Remick is getting out of his sculptures.

He recently bartered a small sculpture for an 18 karat gold necklace for his fiancee. He feels the statue and necklace were of equal value — about $1,400.

And when he told his neighbor that things were starting to pick up, she pulled out a new $300 Electrolux vacuum cleaner. This became another barter opportunity for Remick who in exchange gave his neighbor a three-figure sculpture valued between $250 and $275.

Had he spent money on all the goods and services he has received from the trades, he would’ve spent $5,000, Remick said.

“Before barter was just a word for me and I always thought, ‘Wow, what a great concept,’” he said. “When I had so much inventory and when money became so tight, I decided to seek other avenues and bartering just made sense.”

He has another 1,200 sculptures from Zimbabwe in a Fort Lauderdale warehouse that he hopes to barter for more needs and services.

Felix Rodriguez, owner of LunchTimeRush, a home-based catering business in Hialeah, is about to launch into bartering, which he calls “matching favor-for-favor.”

Rodriguez has lost 7 of 10 clients, which amounts to about $1,400 in revenue per month, he said.

Rodriguez plans to host a networking party in the next few weeks to promote LunchTimeRush. Because he can’t afford the hundreds of dollars the event would cost, he’ll count on bartering to help pull it off.

He’s hopeful that entertainment for the party will come through bartering.

“A friend of mine has a production company where he has two or three bands under his label and I’ll be asking him to have one of his bands perform at the tasting,” said Rodriguez, who plans to offer catering service to his friend in exchange. “It’s a lot harder to just give that money over when I could easily trade the service.”

And that is why bartering is becoming more popular — it gives people the ability to find things that they don’t necessarily have the cash for, but have the excess capacity or inventory to trade for, said Karen Roumay, who runs the South Florida region of NuBarter, based in Boca Raton.

“People are looking to scale down instead of gear up,” Roumay said. “Companies that are looking to expand during this time are definitely going into barter. It has exploded.”

That’s good news for her company. While many businesses struggle in this economy Roumay said her company is gaining. In 2008, NuBarter generated $250,000 in revenue in Florida for the first quarter. This year the company has already generated $1.2 million in revenue in the first quarter.

Professor John H. Boyd, who heads the department of economics at Florida International University, said that bartering comes with a big disadvantage: inefficiency.

“In order to barter, both parties have to have goods the other party wants.” Boyd said. “This is usually not the case, and a more complex transaction involving several parties may be required to make the transaction work.”

Like Remick, Rodriguez plans to continue bartering even after the economy picks up.

“It provides an opportunity for future trades, future joint ventures. It’s almost limitless if you think about it,” Rodriguez said.

Eddith Sevilla can be reached at eddith.sevilla@fiusm.com. The South Florida News Service is staffed by Florida International University students, who report articles for the Sun Sentinel, The Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Post.

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