About Us


Global Business

Global Business


Trading & Consulting International, Inc. is a Global Management Consulting and Business Development Company, based in Chicago, and founded in 1992 by its Chairman Emeritus, Albert Beckford Jones, with this vision:

“We believe that international business is not just a service or product; it is a relationship based on trust, integrity, and respect for other cultures and diversity, as well as the quality of our work, service and advice”.

We assist private and public institutions in the development and implementation of international and global strategies.

Our Chairman, having worked in the United States and in international environments for 30 years with people from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and languages, has contributed to the meaning of success for Trading & Consulting International, Inc. Albert Jones has worked for American businesses that enabled US companies and institutions to bridge the gaps between global ambitions and the realities of profitable international business. He has assisted in the development and implementation of international and global strategies and business development throughout the US, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. In each of these endeavors, Mr. Jones has held highly influential senior executive-level positions. Some of the most challenging and complex of these opportunities have also been the most rewarding, and help drive our Mission.


Our mission is to understand your international needs and aspirations and to then help you achieve your goals. We work with you in an advisory-based relationship, seeking to maintain and enhance your international business success.


As the contours of today’s international business practices transform and shape those of tomorrow, the importance of mapping out sound international strategies to secure future profitability, growth, and stability increases. Dedicated to meeting the business objectives and expectations of our clients, Trading & Consulting International, Inc. employs a disciplined, long-term approach to the development and implementation of international strategy to help our clients GoInternationally.

Our philosophy is simple: Successful international business is built on a strategy that focuses on the big picture. By taking a long-term view and establishing deep and valued relationships with our clients, we can provide a substantial level of comprehensive and personalized business service.


Trading & Consulting International

Trading & Consulting International

Trading & Consulting International, Inc. (GoInternationally.com) specializes in expanding U.S. companies’ activities internationally; we assist non-U.S. companies in doing business in America.

Our clients range from small companies to large corporations and non-profit institutions that desire to set-up or do business internationally. We help companies prepare and implement a total global strategy in a variety of key industries (i.e. aerospace, automotive, china industries, consumer goods and retail, education, energy, financial services, franchising, international family conglomerates, not-for-profits, industrial goods and services, offset programs and real estate).

We can introduce your manufacturing products, professional services, and/or investment banking products internationally. We search, evaluate and recommend international distributors, agents, investors and/or prospective joint venture partners.

We bring together the diverse and complementary talents of seasoned international business professionals.

We provide tremendous value and enhancement to your international management services and capability. Our resources, state-of-the-art technology, and business processes may be customized to address almost any international business matter and cross-border arrangements. Your company is provided with a step-by-step program to GoInternationally and achieve a successful overseas venture and investment closing. If desired, we supply on-going consultation, relationship management, and investor relation services, for the duration of your venture.

What sets us apart from other, similar companies?

• We provide both global management consulting and “hands-on” business development services.

• We not only develop, but also implement global strategies.

• We work to enable clients to achieve their international business objectives.

Focuses On Your Profit and Sales Targets

Whether your objectives emphasize developing an international strategy or implementing an existing strategy, the experience and knowledge of our consulting group will help you achieve your goals through an approach that you will find comprehensive, disciplined, and rewarding.

• Our Business Consulting Team concentrates on your profit and sales target by helping you develop and implement international strategies that meet your goals.

• We stress a disciplined, long-term approach to international business to help you determine your requirements and risk tolerance.

Offers Multiple, Tailored International Strategies That Consider Goals and Risks

 We offer customized services to our clients by developing a deep understanding of their individual needs and circumstances. Based on your specific goals and risk tolerance, we will help your company or institution build several international strategies that are customized for your short- and long-term objectives.

Provides Freedom of Strategic Choices

We strive to be objective, and offer you flexibility in your international strategic choices. With our international open-architecture approach, we will search for the best solutions and practices around the globe, wherever we can find them.

Our Process is Your International Business Development.

Trading & Consulting International, Inc. has developed a three-phase process to its marketing and business development for your product, services, ventures, or investment proposals.

First, we search for qualified international parties for your overseas venture, while simultaneously evaluating tastes, preferences, and interests of your venture in the target market.

Second, we present your product, services, venture, or investment proposal to potential international parties. In this phase, we focus on ensuring that your venture meets the parties’ needs in terms of quality, competitive pricing structure, and return on investment.

Third, we keep in close contact with your company’s representatives and the international prospect to ensure satisfaction and commitment to the venture so you can succeed. We also advise on business etiquette in target countries.

Through our approach to worldwide business development and marketing, we can:

Conduct market research to determine where the best opportunities are to introduce your venture, sell your product or services, or market your investment proposal.

Travel overseas on your behalf to examine markets and contact potential international parties or clients.

Recommend overseas distributors or commission sales agents, or find potential joint venture partners, alliance partners, or investors for your investment proposals.

Our process is extensive and we offer a special and unique approach for clients interested in China Business.

Albert Beckford Jones

AlbertjonesWelcome to Gointernationally.com – the website for Trading and Consulting International, Inc. For over 25 years I have advised U.S. companies on their efforts to do business internationally. Further, I have advised international companies on doing business in the U.S. My clients have entered markets throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, often with great success. Conversely, I have also watched a lamentable number of companies “GoInternationally” for the wrong reasons, without much forethought or preparation; the results were not good. One of the key reasons for a company’s poor results in the international business arena is a lack of a sound strategy, and a misunderstanding of the specific task required for success overseas. To “GoInternationally,” is not a matter of choice anymore; it is necessary for business survival in light of the following:

• World population growth (over 7 billion) and shift (growth is occurring in the southern hemisphere).

• Many products and services have reached their maturity in the U.S. economy.

• The rise of newly industrialized countries (i.e. Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil, India).

• Improvements in the infrastructures, technology, and information of world economies, especially in air travel, satellites, computers, and communications (internet/worldwide web).

• Growing similarity in taste and world preference in products and services (e.g. McDonald’s in Saudi Arabia, Perrier in America).

• Recognition of world brands and global marketing (7-UP, Coca-Cola, Nike, Microsoft, IBM, Levi’s, American Express, Kleenex, British Airways).

• Reduction in tariff and non-tariff barriers.

• Increasing number of international and global competitors on the local and world scale.

Most important of all, the potential rewards and benefits for those who “GoInternationally” usually outweigh the risk with proper planning and implementation. Done right, international ventures are challenging, profitable, and improve corporate skill levels and technological know-how. And there are several other personal and corporate benefits – both tangible and intangible. I welcome you to review all of the services of Trading & Consulting International, Inc., and please feel free to contact us to discuss your particular international venture.


Albert B. Jones

 Chairman & CEO,

Trading & Consulting International, Inc.