In today's crazy society, with so many people who want to jump straight on the fast track to success, it is amazing to me that such a primitive form of trade can still exist in our economy. When I think of bartering, and I am sure many of you do to I think back to that of fur traders and Native Americans; or the old general store owner working with new frontiersmen. However, with the uncertain economy we live in today, many new businesses have been using this same concept to get things for their business, but instead of using money for payment, they in return performs services for the other person or business. This old-fashioned idea has actually stimulated the economy and sprung up new jobs through businesses that deal specifically in matching other businesses to barter together. This in effect keeps jobs alive, by saving these small companies money, they are better able to stay on stable ground, and perform a service to the community. Not only with the goods, they intend to sell, but also by creating jobs for local citizens, who in return spend money at other places who possibility bartered with their employer. This stimulates the economy in an area, which is what all businesses owners are hoping to achieve.