I thought I knew a thing or two about barter, as I'm the developer of a barter enterprise, but this book has given me so many new ideas. When I re-read it and take notes, I'll probably get a hundred more. This book shows that the possibilities with barter are absolutely endless if one is creative and not afraid to try new things.
I loved the authors' take on barter- it is indeed about forming relationships that endure beyond the initial trade. It's about building referrals, trusted providers and community.
"The Art of Barter" covers every aspect of the value of barter, and how to make it work for you, from encouraging independence in children to helping a favorite charity. This book also provides numerous and helpful insights and tips about the nuts and bolts of it all, including a chapter on tax considerations.
Anyone starting (or struggling with) a small business needs to read the "Barter and Your New Small Business" chapter- invaluable for those long on ideas but short on cash.
This book is "must" reading for weekend entrepreneurs and savvy traders alike. It's going to help a lot of people find new ways to increase their standard of living.