think trade first

Supporting Growth in Local Small Businesses

think trade first

If you are an owner of a small business looking to improve your cash flow and market share, then Trade Exchange Canada (TEC) is for you.

If you are an owner of a small business looking to improve your cash flow and market share, then Trade Exchange Canada (TEC) is for you.

TEC is a locally owned organization that encourages and supports growth in small businesses by promoting a shop local image, and by utilizing the growing trends of the sharing economy. Like Uber and Airbnb, Trade Exchange Canada thrives on ensuring the maximum value for your skills, goods, and services are obtained by connecting you with like-minded people looking to grow and support the little guy. This support system can be seen throughout the current TEC network of roughly 500 members varying from a self-employed eye lash technician to professional accounting and legal firms.

Through this network of small local businesses, situated mainly around the Okanagan Valley (with affiliates across Canada and the US), TEC has been able to create a tight nit community of reciprocation. With the daily marketing, monthly networking events, and constant referrals, TEC ensures that the network knows your business exists and promotes business amongst each another. To use an example; if you are the owner of a hair salon, needing a new website, where are you going to look? As a non-TEC member, you are probably going to head for Google to scope out a web developer with the lowest price in order to conserve your hard earned cash. BUT as a TEC member, you are going to utilize the already present network at your fingertips, find that web developer, pay in trade, conserve your cash and have comfort in knowing that you have not only supported local business, but that your local business will benefit as a result from reciprocation of other businesses in the network.

Trade Exchange Canada can say with pride that by becoming part of their network you are allowing yourself access to the best tool available for small business. Being a part of the marketplace they have successfully created can do nothing but allow for growth, conserve cash, and to utilize your skills and goods and services to the full potential. If they don’t have you hooked yet, see what their members have to say!

“Trade Exchange has been amazing in helping grow my business. It’s a huge network so connecting with other local businesses is easy and there is no shortage of places to spend your trade dollars. I would highly suggest joining if you want to build your business and share your talents with the community, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the response.” Tamara Robinson, GlaxayBomb Media

“I have been a Trade Exchange Canada Member for over 4 years now and I have made trade a foundational part of my business. Using your excess inventory or unbilled time this way is one of the most strategic and effective ways of reducing expenses and increasing your bottom line. Along with the ability to leverage your business with trade also comes the fantastic and invaluable Network of local business owners. Being a part of TEC has allowed me to reach out into their Network in a way I never would have been able to without them…”
Samantha Milligan, Okanagan Media Group.  

Trade Exchange Canada
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