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COMPLETE ONLINE APPLICATION

Complete the simple online application to join. Tell us all about your business, including a brief history, your ideal customer, description of the products and services you offer; and why did you begin your business. Knowing who you are as the owner and/or manager is just as important as knowing your business. We appreciate your entrepreneurial passion, and here at Badger Barter, we want to do all that we can to aid you in your success. Providing us with as much information as you can about your business and your business goals will help us align you with the right opportunities within the Badger Barter Network.

“Badger Barter has worked very well for my business. I have found dozens of customers that I would not have if I did not try this.There have been a number of times where cash flow has been tight and Badger Barter has come to save the day! Marketing opportunities, printing help, and great food choices to name a few. Thanks Badger Barter!!” ~Tim O'Brien, Owner, Apple Wellness

Let Badger Barter help you grow your business. Our network offers over 600 business connection opportunities which you can introduce your products and/or or services to. Unlike other barter websites, we are more than just a list or directory; we offer a full range of business to business support systems, relationship based sales and referrals, and a line of credit (if you qualify) for new businesses looking to get started right that do not have a deep war chest of cash available to get your business needs such as marketing-advertising collateral, signage, and more.

“Badger Barter is a wonderful way for our nonprofit to stretch our limited resources. We are able to offer more services to members, because of products and services offered on Badger Barter. The customer service from the Badger Barter Staff is top notch. They are always responsive and find a solution to my questions.” ~Colin Murray, Executive Director, Dane Buy Local

INTERVIEW WITH BADGER BARTER

The next step to the process is to be interviewed by one of our Badger Barter Business Consultants/Customer Service Reps. During the interview we want you to tell us all about your business: including you ideal customer base, the value proposition you propose to clients; the value of your product/service; describe your company culture; discuss your goals and benchmarks you wish to achieve financially; and please tell us about all of the business tools you may need; including a list of marketing tools, or services to help expand your business.

“I use Badger Barter to satisfy both personal and professional needs and they always come through with flying colors.  I manage over 30 people and we have over 2000 clients that work with us and BB is always there to fill our needs.  Whether it be weekend getaways or client gifts, BB is always my first call.” ~Joe Daguanno, Owner, Mid-West Family Marketing

Once we have had a chance to interview with you, we will evaluate your needs and identify the right opportunities for your business to be a success within the Badger Barter Network. We want to have the best understanding of how your business works so we can match you with the right trade partners whom will appreciate your products/services. We help you to do the heavy lifting, and help you market to other businesses within our community. Feel free to provide us any information you feel will help us with this process. We will also discuss how Badger Barter can be used to enhance your business growth strategy. More businesses are turning to alternatives to cash; including alternative forms of currency, and barter ranks high on the list.

“Badger Barter is a wonderful way for our nonprofit to stretch our limited resources. We are able to offer more services to members, because of products and services offered on Badger Barter. The customer service from the Badger Barter Staff is top notch. They are always responsive and find a solution to my questions.” ~Colin Murray, Executive Director, Dane Buy Local

RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE BARTER BENEFITS

Once we have qualified your business, and have an understanding of all of your needs, we will approve your business into our membership community. Once your business is a part of our membership community, you will have exclusive access to over 600 other businesses that you will have an opportunity to introduce your product/service to. Another benefit unique to only Badger Barter, is our Exclusive Line of Credit, which if you qualify, you will receive barter credits so you can order things your business may need right away to get started such as business cards, brochures, website design, signage, and more.

“Badger Barter has been a great partner.  Their team is always friendly and helpful, and they make it easy to connect to the right goods and services that match our needs.” ~Donna Gray, Total Awards and Promotions, Inc.

We offer an entire suit of exclusive benefits only found to the Badger Barter Network. Aside from amazing business to business networking and sales opportunities; your business will be introduced to a group of professionals whom rely on barter trade in growing their business. This affords great opportunity for your businesses product/service to be seen by hundreds of potential commercial clients. Some businesses offer exclusive deals and discounts when using barter as the form of payment in the final transaction. You will also receive exclusive marketing support and tools that allow for your clients and potential future clients know that you now accept Badger Barter for payment.

“Our family has loved being a member of Badger Barter. We recently just got home from a great all-inclusive Vacation in Cabo. We were in the Penthouse suite with huge balconies and great views.  As an added bonus, we were also at ‘The Ridge’ which is a private area of the resort up behind the main resort.  It has two infinity pools, a swim up bar (that had warm water) and 2 hot tubs. Breakfast and lunch could be served poolside or even in the pool if you wanted.  The views from the infinity pool at the ridge are really incredible.  It was a beautiful resort. All on trade!! ” ~Amy Newcomer, House To Home Inspections

NETWORK WITH OUR MEMBERS

Once you have become a member of Badger Barter, we will notify businesses and companies within the community about your product/service offering. We encourage you to reach out to the members within the Badger Barter network; feel free to introduce yourself to potential business to business clients and to those whom have the business needs you want. You can call them directly, send them an email, invite them to meeting, send a letter, or just visit them at their location. Having a hard time reaching a particular business, not a problem; call us and we will reach out on your behalf and help you make an introduction. That is the Badger Barter way.

“Mary Jo is just one of the top go getters in the whole state of Wisconsin. She is always out working to recruit top suppliers for her network and she gets them as well. She works very closely with everyone in her network so you don’t feel like just a number. She makes sure you are happy and get great service from all her members. She holds 4 meetings a year which give members a chance to meet other members. These meetings are just the best. I think of her as an important member of my business team.” ~Marty Smith, President , FastFrame

Remember Badger Barter is in your corner to help you your small to medium business. Unlike other barter websites, our system is set up for you to have the opportunity to build relationships and strategic partnerships as part of your business growth strategies. Most barter exchange sites are host to only an online trading directory. Badger Barter is more than just a list of businesses that accept barter; it is an advanced currency exchange between businesses that pro-offer a mutual respect and appreciation for one another’s product/service, made simple so you can expand your business. For businesses whom offer their product/service abroad, Badger Barter can help you connect with businesses afar that also utilize barter, so they can avoid the complications of foreign currency exchange.

“Having a local Barter Exchange has been wonderful! Not only are Mary Jo and her employees super prompt in responding to my requests but they will seek out information if they can’t find it right away. They have also been able to help me with travel arrangements out of the area and are quick in getting Barter Bucks to me. Mary Jo is extremely dedicated to her clients and it shows!” ~Nichol Harvey, President , Owner, Esthetician, Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness

GET MORE BUSINESS

Are you looking to grow your customer base, then take advantage of all that Badger Barter has to offer. You can use your barter credits on advertising and marketing tools that will allow your business’s message to be heard outside the Badger Barter Network. Looking for an introduction to a business genre that you think can benefit from your product/service within the Badger Barter community? Then call our office to have one of our Badger Barter Consultants align you with your next potential business to business client. Is there a business you wish to target outside the Badger Barter community, yet you feel they may benefit from transacting business with barter credits? Then let us know, and we will do our best to introduce both your business and Badger Barter to their owner/management.

“Being in Badger Barter really adds a dimension of freedom to my family’s lives.  We’ve been part of the barter network for 5 years, and in that time we’ve enjoyed many different services: eating out, house painting, HVAC installation, time-share purchase, and many Christmas gifts. We have also had the chance to meet many new interesting people along the way.” ~Nathan Marks, President , Owner, Herkimer

Let Badger Barter work for you! We look forward in promoting your business to other members, and to other potential clients. You can list deals in our Marketplace, advertise tickets to events and shows, as well as promote that you accept barter bucks at your place of business. We desire that your business is a success. If you don’t see something, then just ask and we will do our best to try to fulfill your request. Barter is on the rise, and you do not want to miss out on selling your goods/services because you do not offer alternatives to cash. In addition you get access to our entire community of businesses looking to trade with fellow Badger Barter members.

“Badger Barter has been extremely helpful to my business in many ways.  First, the BB staff is very friendly, easy to work with and eager to help.  They definitely treat you like you are family and work hard to help you gain exposure and increase sales in your business.

As a direct result of Badger Barter’s marketing of my business to hundreds of other local businesses, thousands of dollars in revenue has been generated in just one year alone.

Badger Barter’s exchange system works great for businesses that do not want to do even one-to-one exchanges direct with a particular business.  I love that I can use my barter dollars for whatever needs I have outside the scope of services my clients may have to offer me.

From haircuts, to car repairs, gym members to accounting services – there are hundreds of products and services to choose from.   I’m so thankful I’ve found Badger Barter and I recommend them as often as I can to everyone I know.”
~Sheri Maass, Love Coach