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!)

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 β€œIt’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)

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