Barter Success Stories

Bob Garlick, Garlick Marketing

Bob Garlick has been in the marketing communications industry for over 30 years. He has worked for both multi-nationals and small companies in Asia, Canada and the United States. He is an artist, graphic designer, art director, illustrator and all around marketing mastermind.

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Brandi Euell, Spa

I’ve generated over $17,000 in new business over the past three years thanks to First Canadian Barter Exchange. I’ve had over 50 barter members use my services, and have attracted new cash-paying clients as well. The staff at FCBE promote my business and send me clients, who pay using barter dollars.

I use some of the barter dollars I earn to pay for marketing, which helps me to attract more cash-paying clients. I recently used barter dollars to grow my business by purchasing the ‘5 Star Review System’ from another member. It is a software that creates a positive image of your business online, using real customer reviews and ratings.

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Teresa & John Holoman, Tasty Raw Chef

Putting together a wedding can be an expensive and time consuming process, but not for Teresa Holoman from Tasty Raw Chef, and her husband John. When their daughter decided to get married, they made the most of their barter dollars. Here’s their story in their own words.

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Neil Godin, Neil Godin International Inc.

Neil Godin is the president of Neil Godin International and one of the first members of First Canadian Barter Exchange (FCBE), joining back in 1997. Having been in the barter movement since the late 70’s he was familiar with the barter industry and its benefits.

When asked why he decided to join FCBE, he recalls, “I had heard such great things about First Canadian. One of the key things that I was looking for was great customer service and I had heard that this company goes out of its way to help a client. I knew I had to join!”

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Ilya Goldman, Internet Exposure

Ilya Goldman is the owner of Internet Exposure, a Vancouver based internet marketing company specializing in web design, web hosting, e-commerce, and SEO.

Internet Exposure has been helping businesses in many diverse industries get noticed online. Ilya has helped create beautiful websites for local organizations such as Stanley Park Cycle, Vancouver Accent Cruises, UBC Press and many more. Ilya has been a barter member since 2001.

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Len Goossen, Goossen & Associates

Len Goossen has been a Certified General Accountant for over 20 years. He has been with First Canadian Barter Exchange since its inception over 19 years ago and was one of the first dozen members to join.

Len had already been associated with other exchanges before joining First Canadian. “First Canadian Barter Exchange is definitely more stable, they’re good at weeding out the people who aren’t up front and fair. They are good at keeping their list current. Plus, the exchange is full of entrepreneur types willing to make deals when you really need it, and that’s what sets them apart.”

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