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NEWSLETTER Vol IV Issue 3 Aug 2010



Table of contents

pg3 Welcome our New Members pg5 Turning the Corner pg6 Universal Scrip pg9 Finding Success in a Tough Economy pg10 Barter is Forever pg11 Back to School

Major things going on at The Barter Network! pg2

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Major things going on at The Barter Network! by: G. Jason Bergenske

So The Barter Network as many of you know has moved our corporate office to a beautiful standalone office building located right on Wymore Road near the intersection of Fairbanks Avenue. At this location we have a full blown showroom for your shopping pleasure which is open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. We have tons of items in the showroom, everything from personal products to fine gift items, not to mention we have gift certificates that are available immediately from our front desk for tons of clients. Everything from Massage Therapist, Rivership Romance, Salons, Spas, Semoran Skateway, etc. and of course our Universal Scrip which you can use just like real money in the restaurant establishments that accept them. Why not put your trade dollars to work for you? Drop in and say hi, We’d love to see you. 2

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Welcome Our New Members Bill Hansen Hypnosis

Cecilia Alva

Bill Hansen

Cecilia Alva

Bill is a Counseling Hypnotist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists Specializing in FastEffective-Results for “All your self improvement needs.” CHANGE YOUR MIND…CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Habit control: smoking, nail biting, overeating, Stress, anxiety, fears, insomnia. Performance Enhancement: sales, tests, sex, and sports .Motivation and mood adjustment: sadness, grief, and confidence. All sessions include: Hypnotic CD reinforcement, biofeedback, CES, Ear Point Analysis.

Services Provided: Full Body Waxing for Males and Females, Specializing in Brazilian. Microderm Abrasions, Anti-aging service. Photom, Ultra Sounds, Chemical Peels and Facials.

Expressions; Dave Medina Dave Medina

Ear Candling, Foot Detoxing, and Ear Piercing.

Jade Signature Salon & Spa

Studio 22; Angela Singleton

Susan Hardesty

Angela Singleton

We offer Hair Products including shampoo, conditioner, and brushes. We also offer unique gifts, manicures, pedicures, haircuts, waxing, color, and highlights.

We offer Massage Therapy, Weight Loss, Hydro Therapy, Body Treatments, Steam Baths, and Body Treadment Products. We also offer Mobile Massage Therapists.

Makes And Models Studio 22; Quanece Magazine, Inc Elbery Jamie Piromalli Magazine Advertising Business Consulting


1876 Heritage Inn

Volusia County’s oldest hotel, is located in a national historic district in Orange City, Florida. The pace is as relaxed or as active as you choose. The accommodations are quaint and timeless, the service friendly. We will provide you with a most enjoyable experience, regardless of the occasion whether it’s a vacation, honeymoon, anniversary or just a getaway weekend. Choose between our beautiful decorated bed and breakfast room or our deluxe room. We are centrally located between Daytona Beach, Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando.

Stickie Design Nick Boyd

Offers services in graphic design, web design, icon design and is a commissioned artist. Please contact for a quote today.

Quanece Elbery

Licensed Massage Therapist offering Massage Therapy, Weight Loss, Hydro Therapy, Body Treatments, Steam Baths, and Body Treadment Products. We also offer Mobile Massage Therapists.

Bear Lake Park

Spacious, lakefront facility on 310 acre spring-fed Bear Lake, Historical Florida Power Clubhouse, Convenient location for corporate or group events, company picnics, retreats, meetings, parties, alumni gatherings, Swimming area with dock, Boat launch, Large picnic pavilions, Large grill-house and smoker, Individual charcoal grills, Children’s playground, Beach volleyball court, basketball court & horseshoes, Inside restrooms, Free parking, Outside and Self catering.

Crystal Lake Chiropractic Lois Somerville

Chiropractic Services, Homoeopathic Medicine


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Innovative Media Strategies

Advertising, Distribution, press Releases, Graphic Design. Web Design, Social Media, Computer Support, Computer Training, Print Company.

Susan Hana, LMT Susan Hana

Specializing in chronic pain relief, utilizing orthopedic reflex points while you remain in a comfortable position, therefore assisting in the body’s own ability to self- correct. Includes exercises to assist in movement and flexibility beyond one’s limitations. First appointment will last 90 minutes. I am Licensed Massage Therapist with training and experience in pain management plus a Certified Personal Trainer; W.I.T.S., with training in movement awareness.

Barbara Knowlen, SLP

John’s Stump Removal, Inc.

Virginia Wells Creations

John Vaillancourt

Virginia Wells

We offer Stump Removal and Root Pruning.

Virginia Wells is seamstress specializing in wedding gowns, attire, copy writing, proofreading, and typing.

Florida Two Wheel Training Lynn Harris

We offer Motorcycle Safety Courses and the License Endorsement Course. We teach new people to ride or advanced riders to ride with less risk.

Ingrid Nathan Ingrid Nathan

I offer Spanish Lessons / Tutoring and Piano Lessons specializing in Gospel Music.

S&A Moving and Bartending Stacy Gorr

Moving and bartending services.

Barbi Knowlen

Daytona Material Handling Jim Dugan

Selling of industrial and business quipment. Heavy equipment moving.


I offer Speech Therapy.


Holiday Trade show

November 16th, 2010



Turning the Corner

By: Gene Rankin

It’s time, yes it’s finally time to shake off the dust and clean the front windows.

“Yes sir, we are finally turning the corner in this economy.” How many times have seen that in print or heard that statement said by a local businessman or politician. Everyone wants it to be that way, but it’s going to happen and we’ll not even know it. What most people do know for certain is that we’ve changed our ways of living and doing business. This change is truly for the better! We’ve become more efficient, we’re more patient when we go to purchase goods and services and we work harder than we ever have before. All this extra work and still less business. This should be tomorrows headline; Get used to it! This is the new 21st century way that things work. Money doesn’t go as far as it used to, so improvise. How about learning more about how you can make barter work in your life. It’s really pretty simple when you think about it. Barter dollars are usually easier to put into your account than cash, and if you use your barter account first, (before spending cash) then your cash will still be waiting there to pay all your regular bills. Advertise, print, and keep your business operational using barter service companies. Keep your staff happy by setting them up a barter sub account. Take care of your home and family using your barter account. The more you know about BARTER the easier it is to use it. Knowledge is power! So don’t be depressed about the economy, that’s old news. You are a living and breathing member of today’s economy. Membership is not optional for business people. We have a whole new set of rules now, and if you want to prosper you have to play harder. Here are the rules, now go play. A smart man once told me “you have to know the rules, so that you’ll know how to break them.” So if any of you think that you’ve actually turned the corner, please keep this in mind; there is another corner right down the road. Barter Up Dude! SUBMIT ART | FIND LOCAL ART


Web &

Empower Creative Services LLC


Christine Hammett Graphic and Web Design Unique advertising opportunities.


3am Group Internet Marketing

DON’T LET IDEAS Omar Hickman TO BOOST YOUR 3AM Group is a Growing, well-established Orlando BUSINESS GET Internet Marketing agency specializing in Online Marketing Google, Yahoo, MSN, Pay Per Click Management, THROWN AWAY. Online Press Releases, Search Engine Optimization, LET ONE OF OUR e-mail marketing and Outsourcing for small to medium BARTER MEMBER sized firms as well as larger corporations throughout North America. We invite you to discover the HELP YOU BRING 3AM Advantage: affordable, professional and practical Internet marketing for THAT IDEA TO LIFE. your business.

Parker Art Designs Co

Innovative Media Strategies

Steve Parker Art, Design, Photography, Logo’s, Business Cards, Web Design Basic Logo Package. IMS will custom design a logo to fit the vision for your company. Our logo packages are delivered to you electronically in five (6) Formats. jpeg, tiff, eps, pdf, BMPT and gif.







Atarah Marketing and website services to meet your needs. If you’re interested in reaching your business financial goal then, Miracles is the marketing firm for you. Some of our creative and design services include Computer Graphics, Consultant and Service, Graphic Designers, Website Development.


William Royall Graphic Design, website building and maintenance, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), as well as video production. Yuppify Graphic Designs

Ronnie Affee Yuppify Creative Designs is a full service graphic design company specializing in branding and print design. More than 12 years of experience working with small to medium-sized businesses, large corporations (Nextel, Harley Davidson), government, and nonprofit organizations (United Way, Planned Parenthood).


Q Design

Susan Kuhlman Award-winning graphic designer offering creative solutions. Specializing in print and web design. Creation of advertising and design for anything from logos and branding packages, catalogs, publications, trade show booth graphics and everything in between.

Click Classes

Marian Dubiel Computer Training, Website Design, Computer Repairs, Virus Removal

ABC 123 Design

Stickie Design

Nick Boyd Offers services in graphic design, web design, icon design and is a commissioned artist.


Tobar Design

Robert Cavalear Website Design, Hosting, Web application Development


Christopher Rodriguez Tobar Design is a multimedia design company. We can do it all for you print layout, logo design, page layout, web design and build your website. We hope to serve you and help your business grow.


TBN certificates are great gifts for family and friends, employee benefits or a great time for a night out. Whether it’s Christmas or someone’s birthday the gift of TBN certificates is a way to show you care. You can also use TBN certificates to show an employee that their hard work has been appreciated. Last but not least you can reward yourself and family with a great night out without spending cash. You can save cash and have fun. Please remember tax and gratuity are payable in cash, and no change is given back from restaurant scrip. Restaurant scrip may be used to pay for food and beverage, at regular menu prices, and are not valid in combination with any discounts, coupons, or offers. Contact your broker for additional Restaurants and Entertainment on trade. Brooklyn Pizza

Serving Central Florida the best New York Pizza since 1984 New York Style Pizza, Garlic Bread, Meatballs, Sausages, Oven Roasted Wings, Calzones, Stromboli, Caesar Salads, House Salads, Greek Salads, Subs, Cheese Steaks, Wraps, Spaghetti, Ravioli, Cheesecakes, Ice-cream, Brownies, & Soda. 5681 Pershing Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32822 (407) 282-0110 1881 West Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789 (407) 622-7499

Drunken Monkey Coffee

Bar Coffee House with great food specializing in veggie, vegan and organic choices. We have teas, smoothies, iced drinks, frozen drinks and so much more. (free wifi) 444 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803 (407) 893-4994

Famous Pizza

We’ve got pizza, subs, wings, frozen drinks, and beer all available for pick up and delivery on trade. 12748 State Road 535, Orlando Florida 32836 (407) 239-4626



Infusion Tea

Café Tea House with great food specializing in veggie. We have teas, coffee, beer, wine, soups, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, and more. (free wifi) 1600 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804 (407) 999-5255

Marble Slab Creamery

The choices at Marble Slab Creamery are seemingly endless, dozens of rich, homemade ice cream flavors, hand-dipped waffle cones and a multitude of mix-ins. 380 S. State Rd 434, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714 (407) 774-7522

Semoran Skateway

Good for Admission, Rentals. Concession Stand serving Pizza, Soft Pretzels, Nachos & Cheese, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, Ice Cream, and Slush Puppies. (Birthday Parties also available on Trade.) 2670 Cassel Creek Blvd. Casselberry, Florida 32707 (407) 834-9106

Taste of Jamaica

Jamaican food including Curried Chicken, Curried Goat, Jerk Chicken, Roti Skin, Red Snapper Fish, Plantains, Tossed salad, Boiled Dumpling, Boiled Green Bananas, White Rice, Wings, Fries, Etc. 6406 North Orange Blossom Trail, Planet Smoothie Orlando, Florida 32810 Low fat, low carb, low cal. High protein, (407) 298-5866 high energy, high in vitamins and sup- plements. Fresh smoothies and healthy snacks. Planet Smoothie: we’re changing the way the Planet eats. 415 North Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32701 407) 622-4577

Rainbow Sno-Cones

Rainbow Sno-Cones is Orlando’s best Sno Cone Shop. Using Finely shaved Ice for the perfect Sno-Cone. 60 FLAVORS 3116 Corrine Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803 (407) 896-9105

To sign up for Auto-ship Universal Scrip Contact the TBN office at 407-641-0221

Finding Success in a Tough Economy Success has always been attributed to hard work and pre-planning. Hence, we have business plans, marketing plans, sales plans and training plans.  Preparation is also a key element in success – not to mention a goal or destination to be reached.  If the Captain of the ship sailed from port without a destination and a chart or map to follow, I dare say we would have a lot of ships bobbing about the four corners of earth.

The dictionary will tell you success is the achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted. There are folks that will say, “One is successful because they were lucky or they were at the right place at the right time, “but I say, success is based on choices and not luck.’

Your destination is your goal and your chart is your preparation and training. You have to make the choice to be successful.  What your mind can conceive, you can achieve.  Today’s economy places extra challenges on each of us to find success, but it is out there, just a little harder to find at times. I encourage everyone to keep working towards a successful completion of their goals. Those who do will be properly positioned for BIG success when the economy thrives again.

Gary Bergenske books and CD’s are available at the Barter Network and he is available as a motivational speaker.


Barter is Forever

By: Christina Rios

The barter system for getting goods and services dates back many centuries. In most cultures the barter system was used before money was created. People who had specific items or services to sell would exchange them with others for the things they needed. The barter system transcends the monetary system. In today’s economy it is sometimes easier to exchange your product or service for that of another. What makes the barter system even better today than ever before is that it can now be done globally. In the past bartering was simply done with those that were located nearby. If the family raised chickens they traded chickens or eggs for items they needed such as cloth with which to make clothing. Today the barter system can be used in a much more sophisticated way than ever before yet it carries with it the same basic motivation - the need for something that you don’t have and the excess of something that someone else wants. The barter system allows you to negotiate the worth of your item or service in relation to products or services that you want. Good negotiation is the key to making good trades. The barter system works best when both parties feel that they have made a good deal. While the barter system originated based on basic needs today the barter system continues to thrive. Modern life has given people access to many more things than ever before. Most people have things that they no longer need or want and can use to trade for items that they do want or need.


The barter system doesn’t necessarily use money to operate. Since money varies in value from country to country bartering is easy to do anywhere in the world. Explorers and pilgrims used the barter system to get the things they needed for their journeys. The system uses the fact that some areas and some people have things that aren’t always available elsewhere. For example explorers traded their goods for items such as spices that were not available where they came from. The barter system in one form or another will continue to be used in society as long as people continue to have and need goods and services. The system works well and is particularly helpful when using different currency or when the economy slows.

Back to School

By: Susan Hummell

Summer is over and the kids are heading Now, we watch as our vacation time drifts away, weekends are the back to school, gone are the summers endless only time to escape to another adventure. So, what is wrong with days and freedom to wander… weekends? Summer goes on, we live in Florida, it’s almost always

summer here. Even when it gets cold, it doesn’t stay for long… Why not plan mini vacations, one or two day trips to nearby sites. When was the last time you visited Mt. Dora, Titusville, N.A.S.A., or even the Keys? Many of the smaller towns in Central Florida are rich in history and most have a little bit of something for everyone, shopping, outdoor activities, we even found that there are still Drive-In theatres in Florida. Sometimes you just have to set aside the hurry and worry of regular days and take time for an adventure.

Did Someone say Holiday Tradeshow? By: G. Jason Bergenske

So, it’s that time of year again… Yes, that’s right the holiday tradeshow on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. This is the event we give away over 20k, yes I wrote that right, over twenty thousand dollars to be used that night with the vendors. We are expecting to sell out the member booths which means you are going to be able to get most if not all of your holiday shopping done, all through The Barter Network. I know right, now that’s exciting. To give you an idea of last year, we had everything from Hi-End Electronics, Surveillance Systems, Camera’s, Safes, Individual Candles, and Premade Candle Baskets, Furniture, Glassware Galore, Fine Jewelry, Mary Kay Products, Avon Products, Tons of Children Toys, Disney Collectibles, and Gift Certificates from Tons of Places like Rivership Romance & Semoran Skateway. Pretty much, if you

miss this event, you’re going to be sorry… Make sure if you would like a booth for the event that you contact our office as several of the booths are already presold. (407) 641-0221 x2

See you there, G. Jason Bergenske


OUR VISION & MISSION Unlocking New Business Opportunities Bar·ter [bahr-ter]

1. to trade by exchange of products or services rather than by the use of money. The Barter Network is a company connecting businesses that are looking to trade their goods and services with one another. Through an alternative currency, we help businesses increase profits, cut cash costs, and unlock new business opportunities. Our commitment is to provide, our clients, with an honest, trustworthy, and fair trading community where they can trade diversely at a cost effective price.

A barter company is only as good as its members andthat is why our mission is to bring in the best businesses to trade for the best products and or services to help advance your business and cut cash costs whenever possible. Our vision is to unlock business opportunities whenever possible to open the doors for new and better business.

We strive for superior customer service for our members and their family, providing a safe trading environment for both.

108 North Wymore Road Winter Park, Florida 32789 • Increasing profits by reducing overall expenditures. • Full time marketing department at no cost to you. • Access to thousands of products and services local and nationwide. • Monthly networking events at local members locations.

Corporate (407) 641-0221 Toll-Free (877) 200-5936 Facsimile (321) 593-0398

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