Tom Travis

Interview with Tom Travis

What are the keys to a successful global strategy for a small business? Tom tells Jim one of the main keys is transparency and he explains what that means and how to achieve it.

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How can protectionism hurt your small business? Tom Travis joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the growing trend among countries to impose protectionist policies and why that would be a big mistake.
How is the global economy doing? Tom Travis joins Jim Blasingame to talk about how the economies are doing in the countries he has traveled to lately. They also talk about trade agreements and their importance right now.
The Customs and Border Protection agency is trying to change the way U.S. tariffs are assessed from first sale to last sale, which would raise prices on imports. Tom Travis joins Jim Blasingame to discuss this issue and explain how, if passed, this change would be bad for consumers, the economy and any business that imports.
How is your research coming on doing business globally? Tom Travis talks with Jim Blasingame about some of the trade agreements that are currently being debated, the value of trade between countries, and the ethical issues that are evident when different cultures do business.
There are many reasons why small businesses should begin the process of finding out what it takes to do business globally, and Tom talks with Jim about several of these reasons.