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Frequently Asked Questions...

Q: Why Belong to a Trade Exchange?
A: Unlike 'hit and miss' advertising, the prospect of getting new clients is guaranteed . As a member you will enjoy the benefits of purchasing power with other Partners within our association. Meeting other Partners and discussing business will broaden your scope of understanding and make new resources available to you.

Q: Can I Control How Much I Trade?
A: Every company has a different trade tolerance level.Our Members retain ultimate control over how much they trade by utilizing "standby" status. This alerts the members that you are currently not accepting Trade Dollars. Members on "standby" are denoted as such on the Member Listing.

Q: How Can I Learn More About The Members?
A: Under each member listed on this web site is their company web site link. Click on their URL and research before buying. If you don't have a web site we can help you establish one, and all on Trade.

Q: What If I Don't Have Enough In My Account?
A: Our organization is much like a bank or credit union. Check with our office to see if you qualify for an Interest-Free Credit Line . Arrangements can sometimes be made to facilitate purchases in advance of anticipated receipts.

Q: Who Should Use Trade?
A: Just about any business with surplus capacity or inventory can benefit from our association. Trade works particularly well during periods of weak cash flow. Trading allows them to use excess capacity to fund the purchase of goods and services they need to operate their business such as printing, signs or advertising.

Q: What Percentage of my Business Should Be Done In Trade?

A: Many experts recommend that Trading be kept to no more than 10% - 15% of total business receipts. However, some industries can absorb as much as 30% of their volume in Trade without seriously affecting their cash flow. Speak with a Partners Trade Broker or your CPA to determine what levels are healthy for your business.

Q: Are Trade Exchanges Legitimate?
A: Ours IS. Under the Tax Equity and Financial Responsibility Act of 1982, the federal government officially recognizes barter exchanges as third-party record keepers—meaning they record barter transactions and report, by law, client barter income to the IRS. This puts barter exchanges on equal footing with banks, credit unions, securities brokers and others as legitimate custodians in the eyes of the law.