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Get Marketplace Updates in Your Email

Thinking about Activating Your Marketplace account? You can now get Offers and Requests in your inbox and join us when you find a match that works for you. You’ll see Requests on Tuesdays and Offers on Wednesday. Sign up Here.

Posted in Building the New Economy

A Change in Perspective: From Transaction Processors to Stewards

  I’ll be updating a piece of language in the Marketplace that represents a perspective shift from an old economy paradigm to a new economy paradigm. Background The Marketplace is an independent program and we generate all of our own

Posted in Building the New Economy, Updates and Upgrades ( Announcements About the Marketplace)

Saving Cash by Including the Marketplace in your RFPs

When you put an RFP out for a project or service request, would you consider using the Marketplace as a way to save cash? There are many factors that go into selecting a vendor: previous work together portfolio submissions relationships

Posted in Building the New Economy

Hosting an Event Using the Marketplace

Hosting a conference, staff retreat, sales meeting, or customer event soon? If you’ve got a tight budget, there’s no need to spend cash to get what you need. We have a huge supply of event space and a lot of

Posted in Building the New Economy, Getting More Sales

Best Practices for Listing Requests

  When contemplating how to spend your credit line or earned Trade Dollars in the Marketplace, there are a few best practices and tips to keep in mind. Do you want to find a new vendor for a recurring expense?

Posted in Building the New Economy

Trade Profile: Big Heavy World, Missions Alignment

Post Written by Phayvanh Luekhamhan “It’s always worth seeing what’s available from Marketplace members. We value the opportunity to do business with organizations that share our values.” – Jim Lockridge, Executive Director, Big Heavy World The Web is full of

Posted in Building the New Economy, Success Stories (How People Like You Use the Marketplace)

Using the Marketplace as a Secondary Market

Beyond the basic selling of your normal goods and services, there are a number of other innovative ways you can use the Marketplace.  Today’s example is using the Marketplace as a secondary market. A secondary market is a place where

Posted in Building the New Economy, Getting More Sales, Success Stories (How People Like You Use the Marketplace)

Non-Profits Accepting Donations in Trade Dollars

Have you been getting a lot of mail from non-profits looking for year-end donations? Me too. While I want to help out as many as possible, sometimes the budget doesn’t go as far as I’d like. Did you know you

Posted in Building the New Economy

Common Ground Center: Turning Event Space into Event Sponsorship

“We believe that growing the Marketplace will help to grow the sense of community and cooperation amongst Vermont businesses and individuals,” commented Neily Jennings, Operations Director at Common Ground Center. Since its humble beginnings as a two-week long family camp

Posted in Building the New Economy, Success Stories (How People Like You Use the Marketplace)

VBSR Marketplace Launches System Improvements

Update to Users: Thank you for your patience as the Marketplace continues its upgrades. We previously moved to an open source system. The best analogy is that we moved from a slick rental townhouse (old proprietary software) to a fixer

Posted in Updates and Upgrades ( Announcements About the Marketplace)

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