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Bartering is all over the media. Are businesses really willing to pay to join a barter franchise?

I'm looking to start my own business, but I'm worried about the economic negatives involved with a regular franchise proposition. From what I've researched about organized bartering companies, this really seems to be the best avenue to pursue in this turbulent economy. My question is only are business owners really going to be prepared to pay a membership fee to join a bartering club?

Is there anybody out there in the community that has experience and can help me? Realistically I want to get involved within the next three to six months and I have approx $100,000 available. Thanks!

Eileen Campbell

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Eileen, I think the best way to answer the question is for you to speak to the Franchisees of the particular Franchise you speak of. They are the only one's that can talk to you about their success. There are plenty of other opportunities you can buy that do very well in any economy, so don't limit your research to just one concept.

Apr 9, 2009
K Larsen
Albany County, NY

I've thought the same. I'm curious to hear responses, but by the looks of it, maybe it's not as prevalent as it has been made out to be.

Apr 8, 2009