Wednesday
Jan152014

GET AN EDGE ON YOUR COMPETITION

Trust Acadiana is part of a family of trade networks that all together are comprised of over 2500 businesses. Our clients receive new customers and save their operating cash on a daily basis through organized bartering. What we do is simple, extremely cost effective, and guaranteed to improve your businesses profitability in 2014 and beyond. We invite any local business owner that is looking to get a leg up on their competition to give us a look.

Rick Watkins

Executive Director

Trust Acadiana, Inc.

337.356.3480

Rick@TrustAcadiana,com

Tuesday
Jan072014

IMPROVING YOUR BOTTOM LINE IN 2014

What avenues are you exploring to increase the profitability of your business in 2014? Do you intend to add new products or services to attract new customers? If you are fortunate enough to have the available resources to advertise your business, are you planning on extending your advertising reach? Are you considering adding or stepping up the social media presence of your business? Maybe you are considering streamlining your operation to increase your bottom line!

The above stated proposals are all viable ideas you may be considering to increase the profitability of your business. When you get down to "the brass tax" of increasing profits for your business it really comes down to two things. Owners must either increase their customer base (additional sales) or decrease their overhead (reduce expenses). Although this sounds simple enough, the fact is that these two things can be extremely difficult to achieve. 

This very hard to attain dynamic that can hold the key to your businesses future is exactly where membership into Trust Acadiana factors into the equation. Membership has it's benefits with the primary one being we funnel new customers to our member's businesses and this we will GUARANTEE! Aligning your business with us creates a new stream of revenue for your business which you may then use to pay your expenses thus reducing your overhead! 

How we make this happen is very simple, does not require a huge financial committment, and can be easily implemented into your business in a matter of hours. We invite all Acadiana based businesses that are looking to get a leg up on their competition in 2014 to give us a look. 

Rick Watkins 

Executive Director

Trust Acadiana, Inc.

337.356.3480

 www.trustacadiana.com

 

Saturday
Aug132011

How are barter exchanges recession resistant? 

Because this is a closed economy, separate from the ups and downs in the cash economy, those businesses participating in a trade exchange often feel much less or even no effect of the same economic recessions that effect the rest of their area.  In fact, sometimes those fully participating in a barter economy can experience an increase in business while their competitors suffer the normal pains of the recession.

Recessions occur when trust in the future value of the currency is compromised and people start spending less, holding on to their cash assets, to protect against that uncertain future... slowing down the economy... or recession.  Because cash is not the means of transaction in a barter/trade exchange but instead the trade dollar currency, not necessarily influenced by the cash world, the level of trust in the trade exchange often remains higher than that of the cash currency world.  Those members of the trade exchange often become recession resistant!