Around 2% of venture capital funding is
alotted to female founders.
Like most good inventions, Barter & Be was born out of necessity.
When I set out to start my first business, I realized I couldn’t afford every single thing I needed to create the dream brand I’d envisioned for so long. So, I did what every other scrappy, successful entrepreneur I knew did — I traded my services with other creatives to get the work done that I needed for my business to thrive.
I found the spirit of reciprocity and community that came with trading skilled services with other female entrepreneurs invigorating. So much so that even when I got my business off the ground, I wanted to continue to empower and support other incredible, skilled women as they launched their businesses. And that was how Barter & Be was born.