Archives for October 2016

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We Paid The Invoice With Our Specialty Burger. That’s How Barter Works.

Barter is Smarter than you think…

Imagine running your business and paying bills with trade in-stead of cash. Many businesses right here in North Fulton are doing just that, including Houck’s Grille in Roswell.

I’ve been in the restaurant business for many years and during much of that time, I’ve used barter,” said Bill Houck, owner of Houck’s Grille. “Most recently, The Barter Company helped us with the opening of our newest restaurant. They provided a sprinkler system, window tinting, fire extinguishers, janitorial cleaning, exterminating service, and hood cleaning to make sure we hit our opening date looking great. The customer service at The Barter Company is fantastic! They’re aware of our needs and have great follow up. We couldn’t be happier!

Houcks-Mockup-10-29-15The Barter Company has established itself as the leading force in the barter industry throughout the Southeast. They pro-vide businesses with an alternative currency network by using barter dollars instead of cash to handle transactions. The Barter Company actively manages the network to make the barter experience simple and smooth.

Houck said: “Barter not only helps us save cash, it’s also a great way to connect with other business people. We’ve formed some great relationships through The Barter Company that have become long-lasting customers.”

Are you ready to see how barter can work for your company? Contact The Barter Company today. Visit their website at thebartercompany.com or call (770) 591-4343. 

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The Barter Company’s 2016 Holiday Barter Show

Businesses Use Barter Trade Show to Complete Holiday Shopping and Reward Employees

It’s that time of year again when companies are deciding what to do for the Holidays. Like many other business owners, you probably have a long list of gifts to buy for clients, friends, employees, and vendors. Employees might also be expecting a year-end or holiday bonus. The Barter Company’s annual trade show is the solution for all your Holiday gift and bonus needs.

 

Each year, The Barter Company hosts a Holiday Trade Show for its entire network of clients. In 2016, the show moves to a new location at the Metropolitan Club at 5895 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta on Saturday, November 5 from 10 to 3. This year’s show will feature a select group of barter clients that will help you complete your “to do” list for the Holidays. Find the gifts you need at the show and provide your employees with a barter gift card to shop the show themselves as a great bonus idea.

 

The show is open to barter clients only. For more information, please contact The Barter Company’s office at 770-591-4343. Plan to come to the Holiday Trade Show and enjoy shopping, food, fun, and entertainment and you won’t spend any cash … it’s all on barter!

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November 5th, 2016

5895 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30005

The 2016 Holiday Barter Show is quickly approaching! Join TBC at the beautiful Metropolitan Club.

This year will feature a live/silent auction, booths, delicious food samples, and a visit from Santa Claus.

If you have a unique item you want to sell at the Barter Show or put on the auction, contact your broker ASAP.
Ask for a booth form to secure your spot!

*Come to the Barter Show to try and win these great items at our Silent/Live Auction*

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Becoming the “Best” Through Excellent Customer Service

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Every few months, a new survey is released revealing which companies are rated the best. These surveys use different methods of measuring which company is number one, including growth, trust, and employee satisfaction. However, all the “top” companies seem to have one factor in common — excellent customer service.

 

What these companies have learned is that customer service doesn’t belong in just one department. It’s a company-wide effort. Every employee should be trained on how to handle customers so the experience is seamless regardless of who the customer comes in contact with. Exceeding customer expectations then becomes a part of the company brand and identity.

 

Here are a few other ways to make customer service a “top” priority in your organization:

 

  • Listen to your customers – use surveys, focus groups, and product reviews to provide customers the opportunity to give feedback. Really listen to what your customers need. Seeing the experience through the customers’ perspective is important. This allows you to identify any frustrating parts of your organization’s buying and support process and gives you the chance to improve. These customer “listening” opportunities also reveal the temperature of your customers. Are they hot, lukewarm, or cold about your company?

 

  • Use technology – social media, apps, live chats, and automation can be effective in providing customers new ways to communicate with a company. However, make sure to offer other ways to contact you. Keep open the phone lines and email for those who want to take that option. Always make sure you have a way for customers to receive a quick response and allow them to feel like they’re talking to a real person.

 

  • Be creative — At The Barter Company, we have anonymous individuals who act as secret shoppers that “police” our system and notify us when clients are charging cash, inflating their barter pricing and/or any other activity that goes against our ethics. Many businesses can do the same by monitoring the sales and service process through the eyes of the customer.

 

Go above and beyond. Exceed customer expectations. A major hotel chain once went through great lengths to return a beloved stuffed animal to a customer’s child. Not only did that customer become a strong advocate of the hotel, it also set an example to all staff of just how much they need to do to support customers with an outstanding level of service.

 

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Interview on Business RadioX

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Our own Billy Gazdik was featured on North Fulton Business Radio this Tuesday!

He spoke of the benefits of barter and how it exists to help our clients prosper and have the best, most beneficial experience in the barter industry.

Listen to the interview here: Link to the Interview

Billy Gazdik with The Barter Company, Diane Lasorda with Preferred Administrative Solutions, and David Bacigalupi with Welcomemat Services of North Atlanta

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Thank you for having us!

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Restaurants That Want Your Business!

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! 

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
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
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Titos Taqueria
730 Indian Trail Lilburn road
Lilburn, GA 30047
678.654.3564
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Bhojanic
3400 Around Lenox Road Ste 201
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.841.8472
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
Johnnys NY Style Pizza 
Hickory Flat
6124 Hickory Flat Hwy Ste. G
Canton, GA 30115
Sushi Avenue  (2 Locations)
308 W Ponce De Leon Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
404.378.8448
131 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
404.378.0228
Coach’s Cut Hoagies
 
140 Mark Whitefield Street
Jasper, GA 30143
706.253.2000
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Baja Fresh
 
250 Park Avenue West NW #102
Atlanta, GA 30313
404.681.2252
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The Real Mandarin House 
 
9775-G Medlock Bridge Road
Duluth, GA 30155
770.476.9998
Hog and Ale Smokehouse
 
5450 Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
678.585.1514
Cheeseburger Bobby’s (2 locations) 
 
Canton
2060 Cumming Highway 100
Canton, Ga 30114
770-479-0411
Suwanee
3630 Peachtree Parkway #500
Suwanee, Ga 30024
678.381.2022
Wild Ginger Thai 
2201 Savoy Dr.
Chamblee, GA 30341
770.451.3880
 
The Original Pancake House  
5530 Windward Parkway Suite 120A
Alpharetta, GA 30004
678.393.1355
Twisted Kitchen  
125 East Barrett Pkwy # 111
Barrett Creek Shopping Center
Marietta, GA 30066
770.675.3721
Roy’s Royal Dogs 
3330 Cobb Pkwy NW
Suite 308
Acworth, GA 3011
678.383.6294

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Divan Restaurant & Hookah Lounge
3125 Piedmont Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.467.4297

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Hooligan’s Tavern Roswell
8440 Holcomb Bridge Road
Suite 500
Roswell, GA 30022
678.367.2841

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Altobeli’s Italian Restaurant & Piano Bar
3000 Old Alabama Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022
770.664.8055

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Nemoe’s Tavern & Grill 
6025 Peachtree Pkwy
Peachtree Corners, Georgia
770.263.7101

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For a complete list of restaurants, call (770) 591-4343.
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