Benefits Systems to run your business Training & operational support Proprietary web based software Professional Marketplace Support call center International brand/service marks Co-Op program Support If you're not happy, we're not happy. Training - Complete training prior to launch, online educational resources, and tools to train your employees. Peer Support - Learn from other Franchise Partners on weekly Sales Conference Calls and Annual International Conventions. Marketplace Support Team - Quick question? Your Marketplace Support Representative is your "Single Point of Contact" for daily issues. International Brand Transaction Volume - After transacting more than $140 million in Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) during the past year, we have set the bar higher with a new, aggressive goal. Teamwork - Franchise Partners, represented by the ITEX Brokers Association (IBA), and ITEX management work together to make ITEX "The Hub for Cashless Transactions". Co-Op Program - Currently franchisees can be reimbursed up to $20,000* ITEX dollars per year in business development, marketing and advertising costs through our 50% Co-Op Program. Dominating Brand - Starbucks, Blockbuster, and McDonald's did it, and now we are doing it with the Membership Trading Community! Exposure Steven White - ITEX CEO since 2003, has consistently received favorable press for his accomplishments. Has been featured in The Seattle Times, The New York Times, Washington CEO Magazine, BarterNews (cover story twice), PriceCostco Connection, US News & World Report, Business 2.0, Red Herring, The Wall Street Journal and Wired magazine. Franchisee Press - just a few examples of our Franchisees making headlines. Jim & Carolyn Young, St. Petersburg, FL - Plant City newspapers, July 2006 Stephen Soape, Tyler, TX - Longview News Journal, Tyler, TX Press Releases - a complete list of our press releases are available by clicking on Our Story tab and then Press Releases. ITEX Timeline Timeline 1982- Founded - operations begin in November 1994- Public Company - NASDAQ OTC symbol ITEX.OB 2002- First Franchisees signed 2003- Steve White elected to the Board - becomes CEO 2004- TEAM, fully integrated, web-based software goes live 2005- ITEX acquires BXI 2007- ITEX Acquires Intagio Trading Community 2008- ITEX member transaction volume hits new all-time high with $25,000,000 in a cycle. 2009- ITEX enrolls record numbers of new member businesses, growing by 76% over 2006 levels. Web Services Agreement signed with SuperMedia. 2010- ITEX new member enrollment hits new all-time high with 521 in a cycle.