Archives for March 2016

Get Outside and Enjoy This Weather!

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Spring is such a beautiful time of year and we have lots of fun ways for you to enjoy it! Here are some ideas for family fun this season! Call us at (770) 591-4343.

  • TN Tri-Passes (explore Ruby Falls, Incline Railroad & Rock City!)
  • Zip lining
  • White Water Rafting
  • Golf passes (many courses available!)
  • Six Flags & White Water passes
  • Lake Winnepesaukah passes
  • ATL Cruzers Segway Tours
  • Boat Rentals on Lake Alatoona
  • Mini Golf in Roswell
  • Renaissance Festival Tickets
  • Helicopter Rides
  • Ceramic Painting at Splatters for kids and adults
  • Enjoy your favorite Ice Cream at Marble Slab Creamery (705 Town Boulevard #5500 in Atlanta)
  • Cool down with a Smoothie at Smoothie King (Towne Lake)
  • Ask us about concert tickets!
  • Food That Rocks Festival in Sandy Springs May 14th (more than 25 of the best local restaurants will be rocking the big tent in the heart of Sandy Springs. The all-inclusive event will provide food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes and local bands!)
  • Laser Tag in Cumming
  • Batting cages and baseball training in Alpharetta
  • Georgia Swarm Lacrosse
  • Lauren Lopez Lifestyle photography 

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Spring Cleaning For Your Home & Office

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Spring is in the air and we have everything you need to get your home and office in great shape. Before you spend cash, remember to think barter! Call us for more info at (770) 591-4343.

• Lawn maintenance/Tree removal        • Pressure washing   • Gutter cleaning
• Window cleaning   • Carpet cleaning   • Duct cleaning      • Chimney cleaning
• A/C Maintenance  • Appliance Repair  • Auto Repair/Detail   • Door & Glass repair
• Electrical    • Plumbing    • Pest Control   • Commercial & Residential Cleaning   • Cleaning Supplies

 

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4 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your Small Business

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If the first hint of spring has you cleaning out closets and sweeping up dust-bunnies, why not take that renewed energy and apply it to your business? Whether it’s cleaning up your inbox, website, old files or sales leads, it’s essential to cut clutter to spring your business into the new season. As simple as it may seem, de-cluttering your business can in fact be a strategic decision. Deciphering what to keep and what to purge may influence how—or even whether—your business grows.

Here are four organizational tips to help your business continue to move forward:

1. The cloud is the new filing cabinet. If you plan on purchasing more filing cabinets to store sales leads and customer files now piled high on your desk, consider using a CRM service for small businesses that offer cloud storage, with access to your information anywhere and anytime. That way, you won’t lose materials or have to bury your head in drawers while searching for information related to past clients. Without massive paperwork on your desk, not only can you free up space to give your office a new look, you can now focus more on tactics and strategies to scale your business in the second half of the year.

2. Look fresh and clean to your online prospects. Because more people browse the Internet these days before buying, it’s crucial that your website’s user-interface be friendly and easy to navigate. Avoid providing all the information about your company—such as hours, offerings and location—on the homepage. Instead, list topics that link to different pages. When you’re updating information on the Web, make sure your network is also aware of the changes, since online connections can often help small businesses generate referrals and leads.

3. Give your email inbox a good scrub. It’s no surprise that you feel bombarded by quirky spam, given that an estimated 247 million emails are sent every day, according to Email Marketing Report. If it’s difficult to decide what’s trash and what’s treasure, it’s time for a deep-clean of your inbox. This doesn’t mean sacrificing your weekend to delete junk mail; instead, take 15 to 20 minutes at the end of each day to sort emails into appropriate folders. Most email providers offer support for automating cleanup, through use of tools including searches, labels and filters.

4. Spring forward. To get your entire team engaged and excited about the remainder of the year, schedule a company meeting to highlight key company accomplishments and top initiatives from the first quarter, as well as review priorities for the months ahead. Take time to recognize your high performing team members, so that the collective group is ready to spring forward for the rest of the year.

Although spring is a good reminder for all of us to get organized and energized, it’s a good idea to execute on best practices all year long to stay organized.

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Welcome Wednesday: New Clients to Trade With!

welcome-green letterswelcome new client handshakeCheck out these new clients who want your business. For more info, call (770) 591-4343. You can also view our new clients added daily by using our free mobile app. Log in, then click what’s new!  Download Here:

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Senor Patron Mexican Restaurant (2 locations) | We are a Mexican restaurant in Midtown and Johns Creek with fresh, authentic dishes served in a unique dining atmosphere. Known for our specialty enchiladas, burritos and tacos. We have an extensive menu just waiting for you to try out! Accepts barter card. 

Website

Midtown– (404) 645-7987

Johns Creek– (770) 343-9021

 

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S and R Lighting | S&R Lighting, Inc. is a family owned commercial lighting/electrical maintenance and repair company focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction – we will exceed your expectations.

Website

(770) 919-2675

 

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About Face Atlanta | About Face Atlanta is an exclusive and unique skincare boutique for private one-on-one personalized services for both MEN and WOMEN. Whether you’re preparing for that all important interview, wedding, prom, or special occasion or just find it important to always look and feel your best.

Website

(404) 956-9449

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Josh Bernstein Media  |  Get your business listed on Google and found by prospective new customers in only a few days! Josh Bernstein Media is the exclusive paid search engine marketing provider for members of The Barter Company. Paid Search Marketing, is the most efficient way to get your business to rank on Google. You bid on keywords (what people search) where an ad promoting your business appears and you only pay when the ad is clicked.

Website

(770) 315-0413

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Noble Services |Carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, and upholstery cleaning. Offering genuine carpet and upholstery cleaning services with honest prices and valuable results.

(770) 363-0303

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Auto Night Lamp Roadside Assistance | 24 hour Roadside Assistance (mobile), tire delivery to cars without a spare, tire changing, unlocks cars, and bring gas to cars in need. Service counties include the greater Atlanta area including Gwinett, Douglas, Fulton DeKalb, Henry, Clayton, Cobb, Cherokee, Newton, and Bartow. Call for more information! 

(770) 334-1245

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Sales Engine | The Sandler Training group has joined The Barter Company and for the right businesses can help your company improve your sales performance. If you think you might benefit from having a reliable, proven transferable system for selling for your business contact us to find out if we’re a right fit for one another.

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(770) 475-2799

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CrossFit No Quarter | Crossfit Training, personal training. Open Monday-Saturday Sunday by appointment only for personal training.

Website

(678) 753-5768

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The Vision Tree Service | Tree Service – Removal he also has a chipper. Servicing Cherokee, Cobb, Paulding and North Fulton. 

(404) 731-3892

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AAA Professional Tree | Tree removal in North Fulton and Cobb county.

(770) 231-9065

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Food Tastes Better on Barter

Here are just a few of our great restaurants that want your business! Be sure to download our free mobile app “Trade Studio for TBC” so you can use the “What’s Nearby” feature when you are out and about to find great food near you. 

Available for iPhone and Droid

Please remember:  When dining out on barter, we require all clients leave at least an 18% cash tip. We want to be sure our restaurants are well taken care of so that we can continue to offer delicious food on trade!  All of these restaurants accept the Barter Card!

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Il Forno NY Pizza & Pasta

5680 Roswell Road

Sandy Springs, GA 30342

404.255.8486

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Senor Patrons (2 locations)

Johns Creek 

3005 Old Alabama Road Ste. 200

Johns Creek, GA 30302

770.343.9021

Midtown

860 Peachtree St. Ste. H

Atlanta, GA 30308

404.645.7987

Website

 

Pepperoni’s Duluth Ale House  

2750 Buford Hwy No. 5B

Duluth, GA 30096

770.232.0224

Website

 

Houck’s Grille

10930 Crabapple Road

Roswell, RD 30075

Alpharetta, GA 30005

770.993.8000

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Saba (2 locations)

Emory Village

1451 Oxford Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30307

404.377.7786

Oakhurst Village

250 Mead Road

Decatur, GA 30030

404.377.9266

Website

 

Titos Taqueria

730 Indian Trail Lilburn road

Lilburn, GA 30047

678.654.3564

 

India Chef 

720 Holcomb Bridge Road

Roswell, GA 30076

770.817.0661

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Bhojanic

3400 Around Lenox Road Ste 201

Atlanta, GA 30326

404.841.8472

Website

 

Goad Barbecue Company

722 Collins Hill Road No. N

Lawrenceville, GA 30045

678.218.0398

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Uncle Maddios Pizza (2 locations)

Atlanta/Akers Mill

2955 Cobb Pkwy Ste.290

Atlanta 30339

770.955.5223

Kennesaw

745 Chastain Road NW

Kennesaw, GA 30144

770.955.5223

Website

 

Johnnys NY Style Pizza (3 locations)

Kennesaw

3940 Cherokee St. Ste. 104

Kennesaw, GA 30144

678.355.0825

Marietta/Dallas Hwy

3718 Dallas Hwy

Marietta, GA 30064

770.529.5300

Hickory Flat

6124 Hickory Flat Hwy Ste. G

Canton, GA 30115

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Sushi Avenue

308 W Ponce De Leon Avenue

Decatur, GA 30030

404.378.8448

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Angelos New York Style Pizza

 650 Henderson Drive

Cartersville, GA 30120

770.387.1188

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On a Roll Gourmet Sandwich Shop

2893 N. Main Street NW

Kennesaw, GA 30144

770.693.2527

 

Pisano’s NY Style Pizza & Italian Kitchen

2740 Summers Street

Kennesaw, GA 30144

770.966.9600

Website

 

Coachs Cut Hoagies

140 Mark Whitefield Street

Jasper, GA 30143

706.253.2000

 

Baja Fresh

 250 Park Avenue West NW #102

Atlanta, GA 30313

404.681.2252

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Messina’s Mediterranean 

 4075 Lawrenceville Hwy

Lilburn, GA 30313

770.935.9990

Website

 

Pepperoni’s Tavern 

 4190 Old Milton Pkwy

Alpharetta, GA 30005

770.343.8228

Website

 

The Real Mandarin House 

 9775-G Medlock Bridge Road

Duluth, GA 30155

770.476.9998

 

Empire State Pizza & Dogs

 2948 Five Forks Trickum Road

Lawrenceville, GA 30044

770.972.8249

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March 11, 2016: Our 20th Anniversary!

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Today, March 11, 2016, marks our 20th year in business and we couldn’t be prouder. Over the past two decades, we’ve watched the world of business undergo a major facelift. Some incredible innovations include the rapid evolution of the internet, the rise of social media, mobile apps that allow for business transactions at your fingertips, and online shopping meccas with advanced payment technologies.

As a small business, we’ve reveled in the success of other local businesses, watched our clients prosper both personally and professionally, and shared in others’ happiness and hardships over the years . We want to say thank you to each of our 2,500 clients for trusting us with your business and for helping shape how we do barter today.

THANK YOU.  Without you, we would not be here 20 years later and still growing. We appreciate you and we look forward to 20 more years!

As a fun way to celebrate, we invite you to participate in our quick TBC Trivia Quiz and the first client to get all 5 questions right wins a $25 gift certificate for The Original Pancake House located on Winward Parkway in Alpharetta. To complete the quiz, see below!

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