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!
(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
"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