Every day business owners and managers just like you use their Contra Account with a common purpose; to upgrade their businesses with a new range of options and opportunities. Contra members understand the power of the collective, the potential in the Sharing Economy. Here are a few of their stories.
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” Radio advertising / airtime is a time sensitive asset. We use it or we lose it. The Contra system is an excellent way to convert spare capacity into budgets for needs. We increase sales to new customers, reduce cash budget requirements and cut costs. A no brainer”.
“Contra 4 Business is a very good B2B trading network. It is a great way to convert spare advertising capacity into real spending power and adds positively to our bottom line. I would be happy to recommend it to any business looking to join”
“Here at Persona, we handle print & mail solutions for some of Ireland’s biggest companies and government departments. With more than 70 employees, the nature of our business means that we will always have spare print capacity no matter how busy we get. Contra 4 Business is the best possible way to sell that capacity and generate revenue from it. We use our membership to buy a wide range of needs and it genuinely makes us more efficient and improves our bottom line – No problem recommending it”
“An excellent trading system. Lots of products & services. The big difference for us is that paying on Contra takes the “Cash Flow” risk out of buying, particularly advertising where you can’t predict how soon your ROI will work. We can now take a risk in trying out new promotional ideas because the cash flow and cost impact have been significantly reduced. It also gets us new customers in Dublin and other areas we would not normally reach. It has made a huge difference – Excellent”.
“We have already made significant savings with Contra 4 Business but it is about much more than just saving money. We have also opened new doors, gained new business and clients we would never have seen without Contra4Business.
What is really great about all this is that we get to pay with our spare capacity, which results, firstly in huge cost savings and positive cash flow, secondly in marginal sales to new clients when it suits us most to take it on.
Effectively, Contra 4 Business is like a bank which gives us an interest free business overdraft to finance expenses and then lets us pay back by doing work for other bank business customers.
We consider ourselves to be among the most professional graphic design, print & corporate branding agencies in Ireland. We are lucky to have some of Ireland’s blue chip companies as our clients and we have expanded organically over the last ten years, however, we would not be without our Contra Account, which has become as integral a function of our business as banking, broadband, sales & marketing or accounting.”
“If you genuinely want to reduce your coast, improve your cash flow and increase your presence in the marketplace, I can honestly recommened Contra 4 Business to you.
I would like to take this opportunity to highlight what an excellent trading system it really is.
As a fast growing business, our cost base is constantly changing with a continuous need to re-address expenditure budgets in many areas, not least the marketing, sales and promotional areas which is a very important part of our growth strategy.
Being in the media business means spare capacity is a necessary factor in the business model.
What Contra 4 Business has done is help us to quickly and easily convert much of that spare capacity into a wide range of expense requirements.
Since we joined Contra4Business, we have quickly and significantly reduced our cash expenditure on a wide range of expenses including, printing, advertising, marketing, freight & couriers, sales incentives and a whole range other goods and services. This has had a very positive effect on our cash flow and cost control.
We have also acquired many new loyal customers through the system and inevitably increased our sales.
The Contra System is simple to use and process through our accounts system. It is also very dynamic with other new businesses joining all the time and a constant stream of new offers and trading opportunities becoming available.
If you genuinely want to reduce your costs, improve your cash flow and increase your presence in the marketplace, I can honestly recommend Contra4Business to you.”
“Contra 4 Business is a highly effective and unique way of adding value to spare capacity, controlling costs and attracting new business to the Hotel.”
“We find Contra 4 Business an excellent contributor to our bottom line.
It is a very simple concept and easy to implement. Mediateam is happy to recommend Contra 4 Business as a clever way of gaining incremental business from clients who may have limited cash budgets.”
“Before we buy anything, whether for the business or home, we will always check to see if it is available on Contra4Business before spending cash. Paying with your own services is a fantastic option. It saves cash outlay, reduces costs and gets us business we would not otherwise get. Basically it doese what it says on the tin.”
“I can say, without hesitation, that Contra 4 Business is an excellent trading system which makes a significant, positive contribution to our costs, cash flow and sales.
We use it for a wide variety of purchases, not least the marketing and promotion of our business and we have also gained many new customers. I would highly recommend it to any growing business.”
” No matter what way you do the sums, buying with our own product is not just the cost effective way, but it also means more sales at the other end.
In a very short time Contra 4 Business has become an important part of our business and I would advise any business development strategy.”
“Contra4Business is a perfect example of new and innovative – Outside the box – thinking. It does exactly what it purports to do.
That is: Contra4Businesshas genuinely reduces our costs and improves our cash flow and it has brought us new business and new clients we would otherwise not have.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Contra 4 Business.”
“We own and manage a number of large holiday villas in Spain and although we promote them extensively on the primary holiday letting web sites and elsewhere, we will always have unsold weeks. I kept seeing these “blocks of lost revenue” and thought there must be some way to generate some form of revenue from them.
We joined Contra 4 Business to see if we could exchange some of this spare capacity for other products or services we needed. We have other businesses here at home and we could certainly use any additional purchasing power available to us.
In short, we have saved tens of thousands in cash expenditure and direct costs. We have been able to do things we would never have done relying fully on cash budgets. Because of the flexibility and variety of products and services, this system is light years ahead of the traditional understanding of barter or contra. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the travel or hospitality business, especially where there is spare capacity.”
“Contra 4 Business is a super asset for our restaurant.
We have been able to offset a wide variety of set up costs including web site, furnishings, printing, advertising and more. This has been a huge boost to our cash flow at the crucial start up phase. We are already also getting bookings from other Members”
“For us Contra4Business is all about generating cash flow and reducing our costs. The system allows us to create budgets without using cash.
We purchase products and services we need for the restaurant and pay back with our own spare capacity by way of bookings and gift vouchers, effectively converting otherwise unused spare capacity into real usable spending power.
Would highly recommend it to anyone in the restaurant, hotel, hospitality or any business with identifiable spare capacity. It is barter / contra as it always should have been and it is made for small businesses”