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Request: WordPress Theme Consultation

Looking for a consultation on wordpress themes. Having trouble with ads in a free theme. Considering switching to another free theme or looking for advice or a good paid theme.   In person Chittenden County or via skype/hangout   Payment

Posted in RFPs (Get a New Customer Today!)

Thank You: Jessica and Lars

A big Thank You to Jessica Bright and Lars Hasselblad-Torres for joining me on a panel at the VBSR Spring Conference last week. Building on the open source software that runs the Marketplace (OS Currency) has been a challenge and

Posted in Gratitude, Media Coverage on the Marketplace

Request: Tent/Table/Stage/Chairs

Looking for tent rental for Saturday, July 18th, including stage for band, tables and chairs. Washington County.   Part Trade Dollars/Part Cash Payment negotiable.   Interested? Contact Marketplace Manager, Amy Kirschner for details, 399-4210,

Posted in RFPs (Get a New Customer Today!)

Employees of Marketplace Businesses Welcome!

We’re excited to welcome employees of VBSR businesses to the Marketplace! Yes! Individuals can join the Marketplace. How can you earn Trade Dollars? Respond to Requests for Services like graphic design, consulting, project management, etc. Post Offers for your skills

Posted in Building the New Economy

Thank You Russ!

A big Thank You to Russ Elek, VBSR’s Communication and Membership Manager for his ideas and insight in expanding the Marketplace to employees of VBSR businesses (more on that soon!).  

Posted in Gratitude, Updates and Upgrades ( Announcements About the Marketplace)

Gratitude is better in real time

More than 2 years ago, I published a Thank You page to people who had been supportive of the Marketplace. ….and there it sat. I’ve made notes to update it over the years but the page felt more like a

Posted in Gratitude

Would you like new customers? Advertising and Underwriting Available in Marketplace

Looking to promote your business? We’ve got some great options: You will need to log in to your Marketplace Account to view. Need a login? Activate Your Account, or Contact Us. Sponsor VBSR Monthly Get Togethers and VBSR Digital (E-news)

Posted in Getting More Sales

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, RFPs (Get a New Customer Today!)

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