top of page
1 HERO_Brand-USA-Downtown_Web72DPI.jpeg

Local Matters!


"Spending money with local retailers helps keep the local community alive. The 

places where we eat, shop, and have fun all have the potential to make a community feel 

like home. “One-of-a-kind” businesses are a fundamental part of the distinctive character 

and of a community."

- Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development
1 HERO_Brand-USA-Downtown_Web72DPI.jpeg
73% shown in black text
43% shown in black text

Studies show that when you purchase from a locally owned business, 73% of every dollar stays in the community!

When you purchase from a non-locally owned business, only 43% stays in the community.

1% shown in black text

When you purchase online from a non-local business, as little as 1% stays in the community. 

Joining Trade Network is more than just a way to expand your customer base - it's a way to support your local community. Did you know that up to 100% of every Trade Dollar spent through our network stays in Michigan?  That means when you barter, you're helping to boost your fellow small business owners and keeping money circulating in your local economy.


But that's not all. When you trade with TN, you're connecting with a network of like-minded entrepreneurs who understand the value of shopping local. As you build relationships with other members, you'll discover new opportunities and partnerships that can help your business thrive.

In fact, many of our members have formed lasting relationships with local vendors, that helped both of their companies grow. By choosing to spend your Trade Dollars with locally owned businesses instead of chains, you're doing your part to keep that money flowing where it belongs - in your own backyard.

1 HERO_Brand-USA-Downtown_Web72DPI.jpeg

Start saving cash today!

Join more than 700 Michigan businesses who are reducing cash expenses and gaining new customers through modern barter.

bottom of page