Just because good health is priceless, that doesn’t mean it’s free.
While there are many free or cost effective things you can do to maintain good health – make healthy food choices, go walking or running, take time to relax or meditate – sometimes the services of a professional are required. Unfortunately, not all health-related services are covered by MSP and many small business owners don’t have extended health plans.
That is where barter can help. Using barter dollars to pay for health-related expenses is a great way to improve your quality of life, without the financial burden of having to dish out cash. Barter dollars are earned when barter members provide their services or sell their excess inventory to other barter members. In effect, barter members are able to turn their excess capacity into the things they need, including healthcare services.
So what types of health-related services can be bartered? Quite a few: Acupuncture, naturopathic consultations, personal training, yoga and fitness club memberships, massage services, reiki, hypnotherapy, optometry, cranial sacral therapy and even some health products, like orthotics, can be bartered.
Some members also use barter dollars to pay for health-related services for their staff. After all, investing in your health – and the health of your employees – is one of the best investments you can make. Do you offer a health-related service? Consider barter as a way to generate extra business. Do you need health services, or want a cost-effective way to provide them to your employees? Drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org