Supporting thousands of businesses worldwide
Metro Trading Association is the oldest trade association in the Great Lakes Region. MTA is here to help your business improve cash flow, reduce inventory and increase profits through bartering. It’s our top priority to fulfill your personal and business bartering needs. As the Midwest’s leading organized barter service, Metro Trading Association has concentrated on building a strong barter economy for its members.
Welcome to the World of Trading
Bartering is a simple easy way to bring new customers to your business. When you join MTA, a new market of thousands of potential clients opens up to you.
Why Should You Barter?
There are lots of reasons we could provide you to convince you to join MTA. But, rather than bombard you with facts and figures, we decided to provide you with the top 10 reasons for thousands of successful business owners who have joined Metro Trading Association.
Hear it From Our Members
I’ve been getting a whole lot of business from Metro Trading Association. The advertisement is tremendous. It’s worth every bit of money that you spend to be with Metro Trade. They treat us very well. The staff is fantastic, friendly, they work for you, push for you, try for you. So I’m very happy with it.
Sharon Le Febvre, Lighthouse Building Maintenance
The neat thing is anytime you deal with somebody else at Metro Trading you’re creating a unique business opportunity to expand your business and they likewise. So you’re just getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger, and bigger. So you’re growing. And the family is pretty tight, I mean we do take care of one another and I really, really like that.
LeVonne King, LeVonne de Spa
We’re very happy with Metro Trade.James Beuthien, Village Lamp Shop. It helps people to find my business that might not otherwise know we exist. We are all small independent store with a very limited advertising budget other than Metro Trade. It has been a godsend to us because it helps to expand the area in which we are advertised in.
Dana Rybicki, Cookie Lee Jewelry
MTA has definitely helped us or allowed us to utilize trade at those times in our business cycle when cash just isn’t as readily available as we would like it to be. Having trade allowed us or allows us to continue to do business as well as be able to do things like printing and marketing and not having to layout cash that we may not have at the time when the printing or marketing needs to be done…..
Gennady Zak, Tekin Systems
The benefits of MTA are that you get to meet owners whenever you go places….So you are interacting with small business owners every time. You are meeting with people you would never meet any other time. Saving the cash is really great and spending trade but the ideas that you can get from other owners sometimes surpasses any savings of cash.
David Chiapelli, Clarkston Hair Designs
The benefits I’ve found of being a member of MTA are you get a lot of business you would never get otherwise. It is a great networking opportunity.
David Kowaelwski 20/20 Vision
Kelly Lewis, Alpha Lifestyle It has been a great deal for our business. We operate nearly 100 % on a referral business. So when we generate some trade business it’s really the gift that keeps on giving.
Kelly Lewis, Alpha Lifestyle
Trade has opened up a different avenue, different clients for us that otherwise wouldn’t make their way into our store or see our product. This offers us a different opportunity to open up a different revenue source…
Matt Lefevre B&D Vacuum
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