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The Startup Junkies Podcast

The Startup Junkies podcast is hosted by Jeff Amerine and the team at Startup Junkie. We’ll cover topics ranging from getting started, planning, growing your business, proving your concept, leadership, marketing, exit strategies and so much more. We’ll interview business owners, entrepreneurs, experts and people we think will bring value to our audience. Subscribe, and together we'll take your business to the next level.
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This is the Startup Junkies Podcast. These are the stories of the people that are afflicted with creating the next great products and services that are going to change lives - not just in America, but worldwide. We're going to tell the stories of the next great beer producer, products and apparel makers, and the stories of people that don't accept the status quo and that want to make things better. 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies Podcast.

Mar 7, 2022

Summary:

 

Welcome to the Startup Junkies podcast!

 

Hosts Jeff Amerine, Caleb Talley, and Grace Gill were joined by Denise Thomas for this episode on the power of food, fellowship, and fun! Denise is the CEO of The World Trade Center of Arkansas, as well as a respected business strategist both in our state and across the globe. We had a blast getting to pick her brain on this episode!

 

Thanks for tuning in!

 

 

Shownotes:

(1:02) Introducing Denise Thomas of the World Trade Center of Arkansas

(4:42) Overseeing International Trade

(6:47) Evolution of Client Services

(9:29) Pandemic's Impact on Global Trade

(15:01) Building a Resilient Company

(16:51) The Status Quo and the New Normal

(19:18) Doing Business Internationally

(24:11) Next for WTC

(28:41) Advice to Younger Self and Closing Remarks

 

 

Links:

Jeff Amerine

Grace Gill

Caleb Talley

Denise Thomas

World Trade Center Arkansas

Export.gov

 

 

Quotes:

"When a client comes to Arkansas, those are considered export dollars, just like a consulting company. They may physically go somewhere else to do the work, but the income that they make are export dollars." (2:39) – Denise Thomas

 

"I always give my services to whoever needs help with something. I'm very supportive of others and what they want to do with their lives and their goals." (4:33) – Denise Thomas

 

"We understand what your market is…and really identify the right market for your product." (20:31) – Denise Thomas 

 

 

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