Thursday, August 5, 2010

Saving Money for Yourself and Others

Small businesses thrive on word of mouth advertising. It's a fact. You can spend all the time and money in the world advertising your company through newspaper, radio, television and direct mail, and that'll do you some good for sure ... but if just one person out there feels the desire to tell their friends and colleagues about a great experience they had with your company ... you're golden. Word-of-mouth advertising is the basis of The Buyer's Market. By buying into the program you are making an agreement with The Buyer's Market that they will tell people about your business in exchange for you telling people about theirs. There's more ... in an effort to reward small business owners for their efforts, The Buyer's Market is offering a profit-sharing plan that you simply CAN NOT PASS UP.

"People love to tell others when they find a great deal and save money. We also can't wait to tell everyone we know about a business that treated us well, honestly, and priced their service fairly.

At The Buyers Market, we not only rely on "word of mouth" advertising, but we reward you for it! If a successful business spends upwards of 20% on advertising then why not us!

Difference is, we spend it on the best advertising we could get, YOU!

So here is how it works...

if you know someone who has a service or product that you think would benefit by joining us in The Buyers Market, let them know and let us know! We will contact them to see if they can benefit from us advertising for them. All we need from you is their company name and a way to contact them (either a phone number or address). We will take it from there! Or perhaps you know a few individuals who need to stretch their money a little farther each month. We can most likely save them many times more then the $10 they'll spend on the membership -- usually within one use of service! Again, let them know and let us know!

When they sign up and pay their membership, you will get $1 for each and everyone that signs up as a result of your introduction. And, not just once! You will continue to get $1 for each month that they remain a member. All you need to do to keep those checks coming in, is to continue your membership. You do the 'work' once, but continue to benefit and build a residual monthly income. It doesn't stop there! Because you got the ball rolling, you will also be paid on all of the referrals that they make. That's right - those that sign up under that those that signed up because of you, you will get .50 cents per person, per month! And, you didn't even do the 'work'! ...

Now think about this - If you like the membership and use the services, you are saving money. If you have a business, you also get to advertise and bring many more customers to you. Now you're making money! Then, if you know just 2 people that you think could benefit from The Buyers Market membership and refer them to us, you put in motion a pay back plan that will eventually cover the cost of your own membership. All of this is being accomplished with just $10/month!"

For more information on The Buyer's Market Profit-Sharing Plan call Larry Brothers at 802-291-4783 or visit

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Helping Build Up Our Local Community

The Buyer's Market is about so much more than just business advertising. TBM is about building community, helping others and making Vermont a better place. One dollar out of every membership paid each month is pooled and used to help fund community projects throughout this state.

"Although The Buyers Market will remain politically and religiously neutral, we do have a great respect for the community and all the wonderful people in it. So if you know of a project that will benefit your town or our state, please send an email and let us know. We're looking for interesting projects that may need either some of our services at a reduced rate, or some seed money to get something built or started. It could be something small like stocking the shelves at the local food shelf, or paying one of our handymen or women to deliver or pick up something needed at a non profit. Maybe your school or daycare needs some playground equipment fixed up. And we hope it grows to be able to look at some lofty goals too. I would like to see some space acquired that could be used by The Buyers Market members as a kind of
swap meet space for your yard sale items, and a tool refurbishing shop that could buy your old unwanted tools and equipment, fix them up, and then rent them back to the members at the prices we used to pay when it made more sense to rent than to buy. Remember when you could rent a cement mixer or wood splitter for $10 a day? I've been working on a plan to recycle old worn out tires. If we could take them from TBM members for free and recycle them, what a bonus to the membership that would be. Could we save a family farm and turn it into an organic supplier of vegetables and meat for the members? At greatly reduced prices for the members. With some money and good ideas, think about what we could accomplish!"

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Back To Basics

Remember the days when a gentleman's handshake was as good as gold? We didn't need contracts, up-front deposits paid in full, OR small claims court. Once upon a time there was a time when people and small businesses worked together to help each other out. When good for me and good for you meant good for everyone involved. One man with a vision is working hard to recreate these circumstances. His name is Larry Brothers. Larry, with help from several small business owners who share his vision, has brought to life The Buyer's Market. In his words, The Buyer's Market is "a conscientious approach to an opportunity born out of necessity. A grassroots approach to back to basics marketing. Marketing based on the fundamental ideal of 'providing value to the community, while making a living for yourself and family.'"

Here's how it works: Small businesses through-out Vermont subscribe to a Buyer's Market membership. This membership only costs them $10 per month. Here's what it gets them:

-Seamless and constant advertising via the Buyer's Market website (

-Inclusion in regularly updated fliers and emails offering members and potential members information on products and services that YOU and other members are offering.

-Not only will you be advertising your own business to a growing number of fellow members, but you will have access to other member's products and services, often at incredible discounts. The Buyer's Market will periodically update you with information on new members and fantastic deals.

Think of The Buyer's Market as a growing network of small businesses and people throughout Vermont, who want to work together on saving each other money, time, and headache.

There's more ...

* Tomorrow we will discuss The Buyer's Market Community Project Fund, and

* Thursday you will learn how YOU can take advantage of The Buyer's Market Profit Sharing plan, or even become a member of The Buyer's Market Advisory Board yourself.