The Smart Network for Business

The Smart Network for Business

Welcome To TradeFirst

TradeFirst is the modern incarnation of the world’s oldest economic system. Trade. Barter. Exchange. Now perfected, managed, digitized, and optimized for the 21st Century.

• Conserve cash  
• Expand your marketing reach  
• Grow your base  

• Discover new customers and exceptional vendors

5,000 companies strong, we are a network of savvy business owners and entrepreneurs who trade with each other through the TradeFirst trade bank. Members buy and sell, without spending cash, but using TradeDollars instead. 
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Our members rave about the benefits of TradeFirst.

How Trade Works

Discover. Compete. Grow.

TradeFirst has been helping local main street companies, the real engine of the economy, grow stronger for more than 45 years.  Helping entrepreneurs — it’s what we do. 

With offices in Michigan, Ohio, and Florida, and a nationwide and international reach, we can get you almost anything you need on Trade. 

It’s a smart strategy to grow your business in boom times or tough years alike.  


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You Can't Sell Yesterday

Every day, TradeFirst members fill otherwise empty seats at their restaurants and entertainment venues, book jobs in downtime hours, and sell off excess inventory — opportunities they never would have had without our vast local TradeFirst network. 

What opportunities are you missing out on? Our experienced team can show you how to profit from Trade.


See what some of our 5,000+ members have to say about TradeFirst.

Lines of credit are a great way to meet your ongoing business needs.  But with interest rates high and payback usually requiring cash (and lots of it), credit lines can be problematic, right?

But what if you could get credit on TRADE?  And not have to deplete cash reserves to pay it back. Learn more now about how you can invest in your business with a TradeFirst line of credit at TradeFirst.com.
#tradefirst #bartering #trade #credit #business
🏆 Does your "Employee of the Month," deserve better than paper certificate? Looking to make your annual awards banquet a bit snazzier? Use your TradeFirst dollars at Crown Engraving in Boca Raton or Lou Scalia's Awards in Davie for a shinier way to say, "Job Well Done," and "We Appreciate You," or whatever else you'd like engraved into a plaque, trophy, you name it! TradeFirst.com 🏆 
#awards #engraving #floridabusiness #business #tradefirst #bartering
You know we're the better choice! All jokes aside, TradeFirst is one of the nation's oldest and most established trade networks. We have brokered over half a billion dollars in trade, in over 1,000 categories of goods and services. TradeFirst.com.
#barter #bartering #tradefirst #entrepreneur #business #businessowner
😁 Keep your smile sparkling and shining! Use your trade dollars for dental services. 😁 
With 38 dentists in our group of members, in Michigan, Ohio and Florida, there are plenty of options for taking care of your pearly whites at TradeFirst.com!
#tradefirst #bartering #barter #trade #dentalservices #shinyteeth
Time to update your business cards? Need a fun flyer for your next big event? Want agendas you can actually scribble on at the next meeting? TradeFirst Florida Family, look no further than @jamestheprinter for all your printing purposes. TradeFirst.com
#printing #businessowner #entrepreneur #barter #tradefirst
TradeFirst has a serious question to ask business owners: Why spend your 💵 cash 💵 when you can trade for necessary items, services, and travel expenses? Our community exchange offers business owners the opportunity to connect with thousands of other companies throughout several states, and in the Caribbean. In fact, 60% of everyday expenses can be purchased through out barter network. And this cash savings can then be used for hard-to-get items, reinvested in the company, or saved for a rainy day. Learn more at TradeFirst.com.
#tradefirst #barter #businessowner #business #entrepreneur
Is this cold getting you down ☃️? Members, let TradeFirst help you heat things up🔥! 😮 Plan your winter escape now⛷️ . 

Book hotels at locations across the US as well as select countries around the globe 🌎 : Barbados, Mexico, Panama, Peru, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Spain and more. 

Visit TradeFirst.com today or contact your account representative to inquire about booking lodging for your next travel adventure.

(Photo provided by Oualie Beach Resort in Oualie Bay (West Indies). Be sure to check out the video on their website to learn more about the resort!)

What are you waiting for? Let's start planning that trip together!🛬 🛬 🛬 

#travel #vacation #warmerclimate #warmdestination #resorts #hotels
72 days until the NFL draft- being held right here in the heart of Detroit!
193 days until the reigning NCAA champions begin defending their title
204 days until NFL kickoff
Get ready for next season without spending your cash, use trade on these sweatshirts, t-shirts, and crew neck sweaters sizes small-2xl
Available at TradeMART today.
Gift Certificates always make a great gift–especially for yourself! Check out TradeFirst members offering gift certificates, including Anglin's Beach Cafe, Even Keel Fish Shack, Nelsen's Diner, Tequila Sunrise and Umberto's of Pompano Beach. 

Not a member yet, but interested in offering gift certificates through TradeFirst? Call us at (954) 781-5000 or visit us online at https://members.tradefirst.com to learn how we can help you get more butts in seats while keeping your cash in your pockets.

#trade #barter #restaurants #florida #foodie #yummy
A member since 2005, why does Atlas Home Improvement value its relationship with TradeFirst?  Their team calls TradeFirst, FIRST, before making buying decisions.

"We are learning to call TradeFirst, as the name implies. We have to trust the broker's intimate understanding of the many products and services that are available from other trade members. We are learning that there are few things that can't be accomplished or purchased through trade." 

-David Bobby, Atlas Home Improvement

Read more: https://bit.ly/3HPysZp

#barter #tradefirst #trade #smallbusiness #businessowners #businesssuccess #successdriven
Floridians! Need a ride from the airport after a long week of travel? Looking to arrive to a networking event in style? Want to impress a client with a ride to your office? Look no further than Larry's Private Car & Limo at LarrysLimo.com.
#tradefirst #florida #barter #limos
Do you know someone who could benefit from joining TradeFirst? Of course you do! Refer them today to earn $100 in trade for yourself. TradeFirst.com.
#trade #tradefirst #bartering #entrepreneurship #businessowners
At TradeFirst, we believe in strategic trade bringing two companies together for mutual benefit. TradeFirst will facilitate and broker the trade, as well as manage the entire process. The options are unlimited. Whether it’s trading travel for media, office furniture for hotel accommodations or freight and logistics for event planning services, strategic trade is a real value-creating and cash-preserving solution. Our knowledgeable staff is here to meet your needs and quickly match you with members who can fill your request. TradeFirst.com
#tradefirst #bartering #cash #business #entrepreneur
While it is about what you know as a small business, it's also about who you know. Networking can be a daunting task but joining Trade First immediately connects you with over 5,000 qualified businesses helping each other grow. Learn more about our community at TradeFirst.com.
#tradefirst #networking #smallbusinesses #entrepreneur
Tax season 2024 is here and Florida residents can rely on MyTaxGuru LLC through Trade First to get their taxes prepared with peace of mind. Make your appointment today at one of MyTaxGuru.com three locations:

2800 West State Road 84 Suite 118
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312

4701  N. Federal Hwy. Suite 318
Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064

1615 S. Congress Ave. Suite 103
Delray Beach, FL 33445

#taxes #florida #taxseason #tradefirst
This is just a taste of the positive and enthusiastic feedback that we get from successful trade partners every day. The truth is obvious: Business owners have nothing to lose and everything to gain by joining the TradeFirst community. Therefore, if you own a small, medium-sized, or large business, join TradeFirst today and find out why our partners grow faster than their competitors! TradeFirst.com
#tradefirst #trade #review
Today's Friday Fact is that bartering is nowhere near outdated. According to the National Association of Trade Exchanges, 65% of companies on the NY Stock Exchange barter each year. Don't miss out on this powerful tool for your business. TradeFirst.com
#trade #tradefirst #bartering #mythvsfact
Are you a Florida business looking for a "sweet" way to "treat" your employees? Check out Le Chocolatier in North Miami Beach and cash in your Trade Dollars for a platter for that next big meeting or a couple of boxes of fine handmade chocolate for employee appreciation. TradeFirst.com.
#chocolate #tradefirst #trade #barter #floridabusiness
Considering becoming a Trade First Member? With such a wide variety of goods and services available (to and from) our members, why wouldn't you? Sign up today at TradeFirst.com and become one of over ten thousand card-carrying members.
#tradefirst #trade #barter #businessowner
Salt, snow brushes, and coats, just what you need to keep the snow and cold at bay. Stop by TradeMART  today, open 9am-5:30pm 23200 Coolidge Hwy. Oak Park MI 48237
Friday Florida Flashback! We had a great time at our Florida Holiday Expo this year! If you were there, don't forget to follow up with the new business connections you made. If you aren't yet a Florida member, be sure to sign up with Trade First now and we'll add you to the 2024 invite list NOW! Call (954) 781-5000 for details.
How did Trade First get its start? What does the organization do and how do member companies barter with each other for mutual benefit? All of these questions (and more!) as answered by Trade First President Fred Detwiler during his interview with Michigan Entrepreneur TV. Watch now! 📺 


#entrepreneur #trade #barter
Tag a business owner or business from whom you'd like to barter or trade for their products. Go!
What can my company do with trade 💲 💲 💲 ?
The possibilities are endless: 

Get them while you still can all gift baskets and gift sets now 30% off! Friends, coworkers, neighbors, teachers, they all love gift baskets. Come shop TradeMART today!
Happy New Year from your friends at Trade First! Barter and trade into a successful 2024.
"I wanted to share with you how pleased Clear Channel has been with our partnership with TradeFirst.com. Being a member since 1994 has proved successful in many ways. It is often that we are looking for something either for a client or for an employee appreciation and as always great ideas and gifts are easy to find.

Nan, you have been a great asset to Clear Channel when we are looking for just the right opportunity or always ready to suggest something we may not have thought of. In addition, your efforts in spreading the word that Clear Channel has radio opportunities for your other clients has helped us to put a value to our excess inventory.

We are truly happy with the service and promptness of TradeFirst.com and look forward to a continued partnership for many years to come. TradeFirst.com will always be a company we recommend!"

Clear Channel of Michigan
Jessica Pulis, Sales Manager
Member Since: August, 24 1994
🌟 Transform Your Business with Trade First! 🌟

As a business owner, you're always seeking innovative ways to grow and thrive. That's where Trade First comes in! Here are just a few reasons to join Trade First today:

 👉Expand Your Network: Connect with a vast community of businesses and open doors to new opportunities.

 📈  Increase Sales: Showcase your products and services to a wider audience, boosting your sales and customer base.

 🏦 Save Cash: Trade goods and services with other members, preserving your cash flow for other critical business needs.

 👉 Gain Competitive Edge: Access unique products and services that can set your business apart in the marketplace.

 📈 Support Local Economy: Be a part of a thriving community that boosts local business growth and sustainability.

👉 Join the Trade First family now and experience the power of community-driven business success! Visit TradeFirst.com
 for more info.

#TradeFirst #BusinessGrowth #Networking #LocalEconomy #SaveCash #BusinessCommunity
Wishing all our team members, clients and partners a Merry Christmas filled with joy, prosperity, and success from all of us at Trade First!

#happyholidays #holiday2024 #Christmas2023 #trade #barter #barterbetter #smallbusiness
Avoid the chaos of the big box stores and come shop TradeMART for those last-minute gift wrap needs. Tape, scissors, gift bags, ribbon, bows and more!
Open today 10am until 3pm
Hi there! How's your marketing plan for 2024 progressing? Creating a plan the suits your needs doesn't have to be painful. We promise. Trade First has the resources you need to help your company level up . . . and on TRADE.

Talk to the Trade First Media Department to help you establish new advertising relationships, to define or expand your existing campaigns. Consider the assistance from experts in the Trade First member directory in Marketing Consultants, Public Relation Firms, Graphic Design Companies, Social Media Agencies and more.

#trade #barter #advertising #socialmedia #pr #graphicdesign #radio #tv #digitalads #printads
Yes, you can buy gifts for everyone on your shopping list with trade. From gift certificates to their favorite restaurant and candles to sporting goods and tech gadgets! Even days at the spa, getaways and more! Visit the Trade First virtual directory today or talk to your account broker today. 🎁 🎁 🎁
Gift baskets are the perfect gift for your coworker, your neighbor, the in-laws, and anyone else on your list you just don't quite know what to buy them. Come to TradeMART now and shop our wide variety of gift baskets, limited quantities available.
Are you a hospitality group that needs butts in seats and heads in beds? Trade First is your answer. Call us today to learn how our team and members can have you achieving your objective in no time! Call (248) 544-1350 today.


#hospitality #hospitalitygroup #hotels #restaurants #trade #barter
Have you downloaded the new Trade First App? 

Find members near you in real time with interactive mapping and driving directions; get authorizations; access account information; book travel; buy gift cards; visit the online marketplace and more!

🌟 Don't think your business is a fit for Trade First? Think again. 🌟

Whether you're a bustling café or restaurant, a creative freelancer, or running a high-tech startup, our membership is designed to introduce your business to customers who need your services and want to barter and trade now. They also want to help promote your business and help bring you even more customers. 

Trade First already offers nearly 1,000 business categories of trade and barter-friendly businesses and 10,000 card carrying Trade First members. We are always seeking to expand our offerings to members and discover new businesses that we can assist in growing!

🔗 Learn more about becoming a Trade First Member today at www.TradeFirst.com.


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Holiday Expo – MI
Join us 4-8pm
Thursday, Nov 16 at the Elite Sportsplex
2220 Mall Dr E, Waterford Twp, MI 48328
RSVP today! 248-544-1350

Holiday Expo – FL
Join us 4-8pm
Thursday, Nov 16 at the Elite Sportsplex
2220 Mall Dr E, Waterford Twp, MI 48328
RSVP today! 248-544-1350