Midwest Business Exchange

MBE Barter - How It Works!A network of local businesses and organizations, Midwest Business Exchange (MBE) allows members to barter their goods and services among themselves. The team at MBE helps to facilitate trades between members, eliminating the drawbacks of one-on-one trading by creating a functioning barter economy that allows businesses to trade with one another. As a result, a business can engage in trade even if they do not have goods or services that their trading partner wants.

Since 1980, MBE has worked with countless businesses, nonprofits, and organizations to support the local economy by encouraging mutually beneficial exchanges. More importantly, we’ve helped our members market and advertise their businesses in ways that their budget may not have otherwise allowed.

If you’re looking to learn more about how barter works, what its advantages are, and what you stand to gain by participating, the team at MBE is here to provide you with the information you need.
Looking to join Midwest Business Exchange? We’re always looking to expand! Whether you’re a healthcare provider, a local restaurant, or anything in between, our team will work with you to get you on board!
Already an MBE member? If you’re looking to file your transactions, discover great barter deals, or learn how to stretch your trade dollars, we’ve assembled a number of helpful, informative documents.
Dave Shires

Midwest Business Exchange has been a fantastic partner for us. As a local web design company, Blue Fire Media has been able to generate trade dollars by building websites for clients. This has allowed us to reach a wider customer base. More importantly, we’ve been able to use our trade dollars to pay for a number of improvements to our building, including painting, sealcoating, electrical work, lawn maintenance, and flooring. As a way to reach a huge audience of local businesses and secure a range of beneficial goods and services on trade, MBE has exceeded our expectations!

Tom Sielatycki

Midwest Business Exchange is a terrific organization that consistently drives business to Absolute Video. We appreciate the relationship because staff is always looking out for our best interests. The great people of MBE provide opportunity for growth and they do it with integrity (and humor!) everyday.

Craig Vestal

Portage Printing has been an enthusiastic member of Midwest Business Exchange for over three decades. When we were first introduced to MBE, we had extra capacity (not enough customers) and many needs, including building maintenance, advertising, employee benefits, and opportunities to acquire printing equipment and vehicles. We acquired all of this by trading some paper that was already on the shelf and a little extra press time that would have gone unused anyway. What a great idea!