Barter–Old and New
Barter is the exchange of goods or services without using cash. This is a very old way of doing business. It is another form of currency in today’s marketplace. It can help boost revenue, preserve cash flow, redirect excess inventory, and provide access to new markets.
Bartering becomes more common when money, credit, and jobs are tight. Direct trades between people and businesses can be made privately or through organized exchanges. … More
Barter–Old and New
Find a Need and Fill It
Financial markets are tanking and job numbers get worse. Most of us can do little to impact this situation. We can only manage our own lives as best we can with the talent and tools each of us can access.
There is much uncertainty about work. We are in a macroeconomic transition and won’t know what we are transitioning to (good or bad) until we get there and can look back. While it is not clear when or if jobs will return, there are always unmet needs.… More
LEARN FROM THE PAST
Showing us once again that some of the best ideas for our current challenging economic times may come from those who have lived through them before, 91 year old Lillian Brownstein Chodash, in a recent Wall Street Journal article, offers a still valid job hunting tip from 1938.
Finding herself still unemployed after 15 months of job hunting in the New York City area, she went door to door in a tall, Jersey City office building knocking on doors and inquiring about… More
EMPLOYERS MIGHT INVENT A JOB FOR YOU
In my years working for Corporate America, I was never once hired for a job that was advertised. I was presentable and educated, but non-traditional. I never fit any corporate mold. Headhunters wished out loud that I had some other, remotely related skill. Employers who liked me in the interview nicely told me I wasn’t the right fit for the position; but some them came up with a different (unadvertised) position that was a better… More