For most, starting a business means earning a degree in the school of hard knocks, learning exactly what to do and not do through trial and error. While making mistakes starting any business is unavoidable, you can save yourself most of the headache by learning from someone who has already been there. One perfect example is the barter exchange network. It’s a system that enables businesses to trade surplus goods and services in exchange for credit called trade dollars, that can then be used to purchase other needed goods and services. Many are discovering it can be a lucrative self-made business, but like any business start-ups there are pitfalls. The best way to learn the secrets of success is from someone that knows the business first hand. Just as you wouldn’t expect to start a legal career without a law degree, don’t step into the barter exchange unless you’ve had professional training from someone that knows the business inside and out.
First and foremost, base any decision to attend a barter training program on the experience of the teacher. Don’t just sign up someone who only recently climbed on the bandwagon. Have they owned and operated a successful barter business themselves? How long have they traded with their barter exchange business, and what have they accomplished?
What kind of credentials does the trainer have? Are they recognized in the barter community? How long have they been in the business? Is this a fly-by night operation, or someone fully committed to the barter industry? The best traders have been utilizing the barter exchange for decades. Learn the ropes from a professional. Experience is the calling card of a good barter exchange training program.