Weathering the Storm

A Message from the CEO of IMS

Since 1985, IMS has helped clients survive recessions, financial panics, wars, credit and liquidity issues, hurricanes, numerous global challenges, and now a pandemic. We have helped our clients weather these storms by leveraging their most immediate yet untapped financial resource, unsold inventory. We are here to help you navigate through these immediate and adverse conditions, and although we aren’t the final answer, we provide liquid asset diversification and deliver new revenue channels.

This business climate went from robust to delivering a knockout blow in what seemed to be almost a split second. Even the survival-of-the-fittest companies could not have been prepared, and most are facing severe challenges. In the short-term, fighting to protect your business can feel like an eternity, especially in these uncertain times. Yes, there will be setbacks; this pandemic has shown how interconnected and dependent this economy has become, and businesses must leverage themselves and adjust for risk.

It is time to take action and control the future direction of your business; to be creative, resourceful, innovative and opportunistic. We at IMS Barter play a part in stabilizing businesses in turbulent times, and that time is now.

  • A World in Flux
    ​“The world is in a constant state of flux.” - Heracleitus, 540-480 B.C. Little did the Greek philosopher know how well his observation would apply to today’s business world. With all the creative minds in the world, innovations are following one another in rapid succession, changing the way we think of our companies, markets, competitors - and ourselves!
  • Top 4 Trades of December
    At the beginning of each new month, we like to go back and see what the Top 4 Trades were from the previous month. This way, we know what our clients are looking for and how trade is helping them in their daily lives.
  • IMS Travel’s Top Cabins the Whole Family Will Love
    Are you going stir crazy, but the thought of booking a flight seems daunting? Don’t worry, the ladies in the IMS Travel Department have you covered! Plan a road trip to one of our unique cabins in any of these popular destinations.
  • Resolutions for Your Business in 2021
    It’s 2021 and most of us are thankful and completely ready for a fresh start and to forget 2020. But as business owners, we can’t forget. So what should a business focus on in the year to come? Here is what IMS suggests to add to your business resolutions for 2021
  • Happy New Year
    From all of us at IMS, thank you for your business, loyalty, and support this past year. Thinking outside the norm was key to all businesses surviving 2020, and since IMS, as an alternative currency, exists outside the norm every day, we're proud to say we were able to change the way IMS does business to adapt.