John Ray, Billy Gazdik, Diane Lasorda, David Bacigalupi, Mike Sammond
Billy Gazdik/The Barter Company
The Barter Company has established itself as the leading force in the barter industry throughout the Southeast with offices in Georgia and Florida. The Barter Company provides businesses with an alternative currency network by using barter dollars instead of cash to handle transactions. TheBarter Company actively manages the network with highly skilled trade coordinators making the barter experience simple and smooth. The benefits of B2B barter include improved cash flow and cost savings by minimizing the cash outlay for everyday business expenses and helps bring new customers and increased market share. Today, barter plays an important role in the payments industry with businesses incorporating it into their system along with cash, credit, virtual payments, and loyalty cards. The Barter Company offers clients an app available for iPhones, iPad, and Android that allows them to search for the nearest participating barter clients. Each client of The Barter Company receives a “barter card” that many clients accept and swipe just like a credit or debit card. In addition to managing the B2B barter network, The Barter Company acts as a third-party records keeper and provides clients with monthly statements that reflect all barter purchases, sales, and current barter dollar balance.
Diane Lasorda/Preferred Administrative Solutions
Preferred Administrative Solutions provides administrative/secretarial services both virtually and through hands-on office help via internet, phone and email. Services include keeping databases, managing financial records, travel arrangements, desktop publishing, etc. Preferred Administrative Solutions provides personal administrative assistance without the cost of office space, employee benefits or equipment. It’s a significant benefit for the small business owner because they only pay for “what they need” vs. having the “full time overhead cost” of an administrative assistant.
David Bacigalupi/Welcomemat Services of North Atlanta
Welcomemat Services is a marketing strategies and technology company providing monthly direct mail packages to individuals and families who have recently changed their address. Welcomemat was founded in 2003 and since then they have grown into a nationwide service with over 60 franchises across the country. Welcomemat represents thousands of businesses throughout the United States. In the North Fulton area there are thousands of new families moving here each month and Welcomemat sends welcome packets to all of them.