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Instant Barter Helping Barter Go Mainstream on Coattails of Recovering U.S. Economy

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - As founder and CEO of Instant Barter, LLC (http://www.instantbarter.com), Ana Hawk saw opportunity where many might have previously seen despair. The eighth ranked entrepreneur over the age of 40 in America helped provide the necessary cash-on-hand via the reliable barter lifeline for countless businesses as they struggled to make it through the tidal waves of the 2007 recession. Now, as the economy makes sweepingly positive strides forward, Hawk views barter as a mainstream commodity, and one that's unaffected by the "fiscal cliff."

"Barter has now gone into the mainstream," Hawk explained. "With more than 400,000 businesses in the U.S. involved in barter and trade -- it has become an essential strategy in today's business operations."

For Hawk, bartering is an everyday part of her life. As the founder of Instant Barter, Hawk oversees a complex bartering exchange market that services thousands of businesses and persons nationwide, representing more than $100 million in products and services available via barter exchange. The popularity of her bartering services has recently soared her LinkedIn account to the top five percent of most viewed (2012).

Hawk is also the creator of "My Barter Game™" -- a fabulous tool for teaching the art of barter to persons of all ages. "'My Barter Game™' is a fun, educational and interactive board game that can be enjoyed by family, friends and co-workers, and that can also be used as an effective vehicle for teambuilding," Hawk said of the unique board game.

For Hawk, bartering is a method that all persons can embrace and profit from. "Barter is a truly effective and robust means to obtain the necessary goods and services to live a lovely lifestyle," Hawk said. "With thousands of businesses eager to barter their products and services, there's truly something for everyone."

Learn more about Instant Barter, LLC by visiting them online at: http://www.instantbarter.com.

Ana Hawk has been a thriving entrepreneur for more than 20 years. As the Founder and CEO of Instant Barter, LLC, she's created a trade system that works; one which currently represents more than $100 million worth of products and services. Learn more about Instant Barter, LLC by visiting them online at: http://www.instantbarter.com.