Marketing Agency in Scottsdale US
The Avontage story begins in 2018 when our founder recalled practicing business barter trading in the early days when launching his first startup, but had stopped doing so for many years. It occurred to Sean that, as much as he enjoyed trading with other like-minded business owners, the broken process of bartering had driven him away. It was time consuming and difficult to find those who share the passion for collaboration- and at times unfair and nontransparent exchanges would cause for a bad experience.
A better way of business trading
In response, a computer science engineer, Sean and his team set out to create a platform that brought sense of community, ease of use, visibility, and trust to business barter trading.
The double coincidence of wants problem
In a barter economy, an exchange between two people requires a double coincidence of wants, which means that what each person wants is exactly what the other person has to offer at the same time. This phenomenon has been a huge limitation in business barter trading.
We solved this problem by introducing a medium exchange called Avontage Bucks trade credit system. Members opt to accept Avontage Bucks as trade credits which in turn can be used to get anything they need, hence facilitating multi-party trades.
There are 30 million small businesses and nearly 70 million freelancers and creatives in the US who often compete with multi-national corporations and a global workforce- having to cut rates and deep discount services just to stay busy.
We believe our only unique competitive advantage is the sheer power in numbers. There are 100,000,000 of us who can help co-elevate one another in a Collaborative Business Network and create a level playing field.
To build the first ever Collaborative Business Network to create a level playing field by providing access to opportunities for those who do not have the financial resources but have plenty of skills, talents, and services to offer. We believe talent is distributed evenly but access to opportunity is not.
- Creative thinkers challenge the status quo.
- Stand with integrity and doing the right thing.
- A community based on trust, collaboration, and charity.
- Support local businesses and freelancers in our communities.
- Money is no object. We believe in a world where your passion is your currency.
Collaboration - Collaboration is when two or more people (or businesses) work together toward a common goal. They do so through an exchange of ideas, talents, skills, or services.
Collaborative Business Network
In a Collaborative Business Network, such as Avontage, those with idle times experiencing slow business are empowered to build and grow their business by trading for skills, talents, and services otherwise they could not afford.