Small Businesses Are Bartering Because That's What It's Come To
Source: American Express
There are actual barter companies, which provide membership networks that enable disparate businesses to find good matches for barter arrangements. Apparently, over $16 billion in services was transferred in North America via such deals in last year alone - $11 billion of it having been done by small businesses. Bartering is a great way to stay afloat, if a poor way to grow.