One of the best things about the internet is the fact that it provides you with the potential to reach out around the world. This has seen people learn a lot about different cultures and it has provided (mostly) larger businesses with the opportunity to make connections with suppliers and customers in every corner of the world. This has brought about a great number of cost savings and it has increased the potential market for so many firms.
The thing is though, it is overlooked that the vast majority of small to medium sized businesses are not in a position (yet) to benefit from being a player in the global marketplace. The majority of small businesses are much better served at looking to their local market and providing something for the right consumers or partners in their local market first. This is something that the internet can provide support with, even if it is not the first thing that people think of when they think of the World Wide Web.
I have just taken on the role of General Manager for Community Forge an NGO software provider for community currencies. One of my key goals for this year is to connect the 140 worldwide currencies currently operating in Greece, Geneva, France, Belguim, Kenya, USA and the UK (to name but a few countries) to facilitate inter trading, co-operation and even greater opportunities.
If you would like to know more about how to boost your business or have your own community currency platform – please contact me.
Have a great week!
Your Barter Partner – Leesa.