Tradebank Canada met with Franchise owners across the country in early 2017 to discuss the growth of Canada's barter system. The theme of this year's kick-off event was "Work Hard, Rock On", and was held at the gorgeous Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.
Over the past 5 years, Tradebank has experienced tremendous growth. We have launched a number of new cities including Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton & Moose Jaw in the west along with Ottawa, London, York, Barrie & Brantford in the east. Manitoba has remained untouched, that is until now!
I have heard a number of times from business owners who are just launching or within their first year of business that “their business is not ready for barter yet”. I can’t imagine a less accurate statement.
Unfortunately many small to midsize businesses go through periods where cash flow is tight. Sometimes it is just a seasonal dip, an unexpected expense, or a customer delaying payment on a large invoice. Other times it is more systemic to the business you are in, and a larger change needs to occur in order for you to advance. In either case, barter can help you find your way!