iTrade Colorado facilitates small business barter. It helps members—professionals and small business owners—trade products and services without using cash. Members start by earning trade dollars by selling their products and services to other members. Then, they find products and services they want to purchase from more than 2,500 businesses on the iTrade or Global Marketplace and pay for them with the trade dollars they have earned.
Members find that small business barter – trading unused capacity and excess inventory, and consequently keeping more cash in their bank account, makes it easier to make rent or mortgage payments, pay taxes, meet payroll, and cover other expenses. They also find that the stress that accompanies those obligations, particularly when their cash reserves are low, is minimized or eliminated when they leverage resources other than cash to acquire the things they need.
Having more cash on hand isn’t the only benefit of being an iTrade Colorado member, however. iTrade Colorado members also tend to enjoy a boost in sales and market share. Below we explain how that happens.
iTrade Colorado isn’t just a place to find the things you need and pay for them with trade dollars. It’s also a place to connect with other companies to grow your business. This growth occurs for several reasons, including:
Ultimately, while iTrade Colorado is an organization that makes it easy for companies to engage in mutually beneficial small business barter transactions, the benefits of membership go well beyond streamlined trade. Members enjoy greater exposure to a group of like-minded professionals who can quickly find and engage with them when they need products or services.
The amount of business growth that member companies experience varies based on factors such as the products or services they offer and how actively they pursue the development of new relationships. However, it’s fair to say that every member organization can extend its marketing reach and grow its business network with very little effort. And for those that go “all in” in the iTrade Colorado Marketplace, the sky’s the limit!