Looking for inexpensive ways to improve your workplace? Try bartering for perks. For example, James Morel, the president of 1-800-POSTCARDS, a $4 million New York City-based postcard printer, bartered with a health club for free gym memberships for employees. One note: for tax purposes, 1-800-POSTCARDS has to track noncash transactions like bartering. You'll have to do the same.
Last updated: Sep 1, 1998
MIKE HOFMAN was previously editor of Inc.com and a deputy editor at Inc. magazine, which he joined in 1996. The site was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Digital Media in 2010, and was named the best business website by Folio Magazine. In 2006, Hofman was part of a team of writers nominated for a Webby Award for best business blog. He lives in New York City. @mikehofman