Yesterday, I had another brilliant conversation with a small business owner about coming into the Business Barter Network. She was keen but her husband was sceptical. He was saying things to her like “You already do enough for nothing! We’ve got a mortgage and bills to pay and bartering isn’t going to pay them is it?”
He’s absolutely right you can’t pay your mortgage, rent or utility bills in barter (yet) although one member does pay his office rent in barter pounds. The thing is – you’ve got to pay those things anyway, regardless of whether or not you come into the network – bartering your goods and services in exchange for Action Pounds (the currency we use) can help you to pay your mortgage and bills more easily than not being in the network.
A fine example: Corma Holmes from Provision Media joined the BBN earlier this…
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