Welcome to Local Trade Group

 • Welcome to Local Trade Group! • 



Local Trade Group's (“LTG”) Mission is to facilitate "Modern Bartering" between Member Businesses to help them grow, conserve hard-earned cash, and to Earn More Money!

- Pam Hanson, founder of Local Trade Group




We hope you find our recently updated website  informative and an easy-to-use experience. Please let us how we could make it even better!

Parts of this website were reworded and redesigned by Larry Rudwick from
McWick, Inc., an LTG Member •
www.BusinessTune-Ups.com • 571-331-6102


 • Start Here to Jumpstart Your Knowledge of LTG! • 

PLEASE NOTE: We have developed an "e-brochure" which contains the same information just below. You may Download the E-Brochure so you may email it to business owners you know who are interested in learning more about LTG.

This section should be a good initial starting point to learn about Local Trade Group (“LTG”):
• What trade groups are • Why Members join • How to join LTG & how to make the most of LTG, and much more. Below you will find LINKS to the LTG website, where you will find much more detailed information.

LTG has a very comprehensive and generous New Member Referral Program that rewards Members to recruit good prospective businesses. We have put in considerable effort to make it easier and quicker for Prospective Members to learn about and join LTG. And, starting December 2019, there are No Required Initiation Fees to join Local Trade Group!

THIS HOMEPAGE is where you will find a lot of basic information and videos. Videos include: 1) Jumpstart your knowledge about the LTG website and the Referral Program, 2) CNBC Video about Modern Bartering, 3) Why Join Local Trade Group? 4) How Modern Bartering Works, 5) LTG Member Benefits, and 6) How LTG Markets its Members.

In addition, our homepage includes brief introductions to other topics.

Other Important pages (especially for prospective members): On the lower right column of this website when you are using a computer there are links to pages that prospects may want to read when deciding to join LTG. We especially call your attention to links in blue, mostly along the left side below:

FAQs:  We’re sure you must have some questions! How many will you have after you read our FAQs???

General Policies are the things that LTG and Members are required to do.

Etiquette: We expect our Members to respect each other.

Testimonials: Read what some LTG Members have said about LTG.

News: Read the latest Comments, Thoughts, News & Special Offers at LTG.

New Member Referral Program: LTG has no employees, but we support & compensate our Members’ successes in recruiting new Members. Even in a small amount of time, it’s possible to earn over T$300 trade dollars/hour PLUS T$100/hour in US Currency. And, to help jumpstart you into the Referral Program, LTG will compensate you with T$ trade dollars and $US dollars for reading about LTG and passing a quiz! Call Larry Rudwick at 571-331-6102 for details.

Membership Agreement: Before New Members join, please read this.

LTG Fees: Find out about our fees for Initiation, Maintenance and Trading. And just remember, you may only need to bring in one or two new members for your earnings to exceed your fees!

Don't forget to Download the E-Brochure  so that you will have it to email to people you know who are interested in learning more about LTG!

Note: If you have more questions about Local Trade Group, please contact a member who you know and/or feel free to call/text Pam Hanson, Co-Founder at 706-469-8357 and/or call/text Larry Rudwick, Business Developer & Referral Program Trainer at 571-331-6102.    1/2/20

Video about LTG, Prospect Referral Program and this Website (at 3:40)

Please Note: If you would like to watch this video larger, first click "YouTube" in the lower right of the video. Then, larger still, click on "Theatre Mode" or "Full Screen" box to the lower right.

Also: To strictly watch the video instructions of how to use this website, skip to 3:40 (3 minutes, 30 seconds). 

Furthermore, in the right column, in "Member Directory" you will find info about LTG members. "Hotel/Travel" will detail places you can travel to and stay at. And "Marketplace" includes thousands and thousands of other businesses in our Trade Alliance you can also trade with. Note: Some of the screens require a Member Login to fully access.

Help and Be Helped: Please let us know if you have ideas/suggestions how we can make LTG even better! For answers you haven't found on our website, just ask Pam or one of our Members. We want to make the LTG experience as time-effective and rewarding as we can!


• CNBC Video about Trade Groups • 

CNBC Video about Modern Bartering


 • Why Join Local Trade Group? • 

  Why join Local Trade Group?

The main reasons are to get new customers, additional business, and more sources to trade with and purchase from.


 • How Modern Bartering Works • 

  How Modern Bartering Works

LTG is a Trade Group based in the CSRA that is part of large barter exchange. Our members can trade with each other, as well as members from the whole barter exchange, located around the country.

Unlike old fashioned bartering, where you provide products or services to someone else, and they must reciprocate (providing you something in return), in “Modern Bartering”, members receive “Trade Dollars”, which members can spend with other members in Local Trade Group or the whole trade exchange.

The Whole Trade Exchange:  Members of Local Trade Group have access to goods and services from tens of thousands of businesses nationwide and beyond through our affiliation with the TheTrade Alliance®, a consortium of independently owned barter exchanges!

If you haven’t heard of modern bartering in trade groups, you are not alone. Trade groups have been around for decades and it’s a growing industry.

LTG does many things to help its members. From helping to introduce members to each other, to facilitating trades both locally and beyond, to providing its members with the necessary paperwork and taking care of government requirements.

It’s a way to obtain new business. It’s a way to meet more business people, discover new opportunities, and have some new enjoyment.

Modern Bartering Can Be FUN!!

 • LTG Member Benefits • 

How LTG Members Benefits


 • Marketing LTG Members •.

Ways Local Trade Group Markets Our Members

The #1 reason new members join LTG is to get new business from new customers. Here are some ways LTG helps you do this by marketing its members:

• LTG Website: Member’s businesses are listed and described on our website.

Nationally: Your business will also be listed and can be found on our alliance barter group’s site.

• Emails: are frequently sent out, promoting LTG’s newer as well as long-standing members.

• By Phone: Pam phones LTG members to better learn their needs, to keep them informed and to facilitate trades.

• Networking Events: 2 to 4 times per year, Pam will arrange a networking event at one of LTG’s Member’s locations, usually catered by one or more of our Member’s businesses - a great way for members to meet each other directly, find out more about each others’ businesses, and become friends!

• Local Chambers of Commerce: Our goal for 2020 is to belong to all 4 of the local Chambers. As of now, we are members of the Augusta Metro Chamber. We are looking for Members who would like to consistently attend the Augusta Metro Chamber, and other Members who would like to attend functions at the other 3 Chambers. Contact LTG for more details.









Some members & guests who attended LTG's Fall 2016 Networking Event



L• Testimonials from LTG Members •L

LTG has not only opened doors for me locally but all over the US! I like using my trade dollars for my business and personally. Pam is very helpful to my business.
Sally Coxwww.EtchedMemory.com • 706-550-1020

Click to read More Testimonials from LTG Members.


 • Frequently Asked Questions •.

What are key advantages of Trading? Trading produces new business; when spending earned trade dollars, you conserve cash for other uses.

May I trade only some of my products/services? Yes, you may choose which products or services you will offer for sale on trade. You may also choose not to sell on trade temporarily.

Can trade enhance my personal life? Absolutely. Members can go on vacations, eat out, see doctors and more, paying with trade. The possibilities are almost endless.

Can joining LTG help me earn more US currency? Yes. The more trade business you successfully do, the more likely trade members will refer their non-trade friends to your business.

This is interesting. How can I find out more? Click for More Frequently Asked Questions.

Or contact Pam Hanson; she will be happy to answer your questions.


 • Additional Members Wanted! .

"Who makes good prospective members?"

Owners of privately-owned small to medium-size businesses, who are open-minded to new ideas! Businesses include, but not limited to: various business services, restaurants, doctors, dentists & orthodontists, cleaning services, printers, handymen, accountants, attorneys, golf courses, computer sales, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, painters, veterinarians, promotional products, doctors, catering, hotels, B&Bs and many more!

Also, Members who refer new members will benefit by earning both Trade Dollars AND US currency. Click For More Details about The LTG Referral Program



 • Members Directory •.


Click Here for the Latest LTG MEMBERS DIRECTORY


Apply for Membership Here

If you'd like to apply for an LTG membership, click the "Sign Up Now" button. Filling out the form is quick and easy.

After your application is received, you will be contacted shortly thereafter.

Please Note: Filling out the application neither requires you to join LTG nor does it guarantee membership. Though we are looking for new members, we want to make sure you will be a good fit for LTG and vice versa.

Thank you!


 • Contact Information •.
Local Trade Group, LLC
539 Oak Chase Dr.
Augusta, GA 30907
pam@ LocalTradeGroup.com

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