VC28- Veteran Connections with Luke Jenkins

July 21, 2017
00:0000:00

Hi this is Pete Blum bringing you another episode of the Veteran Connections Podcast where my mission is to help transitioning Veterans and Veterans already out of the military engage with the business community, and to share the knowledge and tools needed to successfully start a business. The Veteran Connections Podcast brings you experience and advice from fellow Veterans who are business owners and have made the transition from the military and into the business community.

 

There are Veterans transitioning out of the military every day. Some of them have an idea or a passion that they want to turn into a business. Having the right connections can be the one thing that makes the difference between a success or a failure. In this Veteran Connections Podcast I will be talking to Veteran business owners about what steps they are taking, the hurdles they have ran into, what advice they have for you, and what they hope life will look like a few years from now. With these real life interviews and real life results you can gain the expert knowledge from those that have been there. From your military brothers and sisters.

 

Today's guest is really a hard charger that has started his business while still on active duty. He is Currently a 2LT in the United States Army and the Co-Founder & CEO of OweYaa. I would like to welcome Luke Jenkins.

 

You can follow Luke here

Website: https://www.oweyaa.com

LinikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-jenkins-108b5b33/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/5017949/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Oweyaa/

Twitter: @OweYaa

 

Topics

 

So tell me a little bit about what you do in the military

 

How long are you planning on staying in?

 

What was it that caused you to start your business while still in the military?

 

I am sure that having a business while still in the military requires some extra level of caution and making sure you don’t cross any lines as far as the military is concerned. Can you talk about what special things you had to do to make that happen?

 

Tell us about your company's mission

 

What were the steps you took to get your business up and running?

 

Do you feel like your military experience and training helped prepare you to be a Veteran business owner?

 

What were some of the challenges you faced getting your business started?

 

How about if you get deployed?

 

What is the key to the success of your business?

 

Would you say it was your military experience or other things you learned that have been more helpful in making you successful in your business?

 

Are you going to use your business in some way to either help or hire other Veterans?

 

What is the one most important thing you have learned since starting your business that you can share with future Veteran business owners?

 

For transitioning Veterans wanting to start their own business what action items list would you give them?

 

Now we talked about what transitioning Veterans need to consider before starting their own business. What other things do you think they need to think about outside of business as they prepare for transition?

 

 

Summary

 

In this episode with Luke we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!

 

Formulate your idea into a pitch deck to share with people for feedback

 

If you have an idea, START

 

Use resources like Bunker labs

 

Use the leveling up method to grow rather than waiting on that one big contract or sale

 

Communication is key, especially with a distributed team

 

Also some general transition tips are

 

Formalize your plan

 

Set short term and long term goals

 

Be proactive and don't expect anything, you need to compete and work for it

 

Mentioned tools:

 

Slack (check out the Operation Code channel)

 

Trello

 

LegalZoom

 

The Veteran Connections Podcast provides advice from Veterans for Veterans. A lot of people like you and me that have been through the military have the same thoughts and a lot of the same questions. We may have even had the exact same struggle. I hope you find some answers as you go on this Veteran Connections journey with me where we will learn, explore, and get answers to your questions.

 

Another great resource for Veterans wanting to start their own business is the Small Business Administration (SBA)

https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business/business-types/veteran-owned-businesses

 

If you need more information or want assistance implementing one of the things you learned about today you can contact me. I can teach you techniques and strategies to help you connect and network in the business community so you can reach your personal or professional goals. Email me at peteblum@solvability.com and let me know how I can help you!

 

I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast episode and if you have a burning question that you would like to get answered by an experienced Veteran business owner about starting your own business go ahead and email me. I will be sure to answer it in a future episode!

 

Thank you for listening!  -Pete

FLGOVCON41- Stepping into Growth with Kizzy Dominguez

July 21, 2017
00:0000:00

In this episode Jenny and Kizzy talk about the entrepreneurial journey and how they both got started. There are steps you can take that can really move you forward. Much of it has to do with learning, networking, and meeting the right people. So learn about Stepping into Growth and what can help you.

Also learn some advantages when going the federal route.

 

Connecting with Kizzy Dominguez of K Parks Consulting

321-795-1908

kparks@kparksconsulting.com

www.kparksconsulting.com

 

To contact Jenny W Clark

CEO

Solvability, Inc

www.solvability.com

Phone 256-882-6276
E-mail jwclark@solvability.com
Linkedin Solvabilityjwc
Twitter Solvabilityjwc

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VC27- Veteran Connections with Nick Ford

July 14, 2017
00:0000:00

Hi this is Pete Blum bringing you another episode of the Veteran Connections Podcast where my mission is to help transitioning Veterans and Veterans already out of the military engage with the business community, and to share the knowledge and tools needed to successfully start a business. The Veteran Connections Podcast brings you experience and advice from fellow Veterans who are business owners and have made the transition from the military and into the business community.

 

There are Veterans transitioning out of the military every day. Some of them have an idea or a passion that they want to turn into a business. Having the right connections can be the one thing that makes the difference between a success or a failure. In this Veteran Connections Podcast I will be talking to Veteran business owners about what steps they are taking, the hurdles they have ran into, what advice they have for you, and what they hope life will look like a few years from now. With these real life interviews and real life results you can gain the expert knowledge from those that have been there. From your military brothers and sisters.

 

Today's guest is an Army Veteran that served as a Ranger. He transitioned and is now the President & Founder of Black Dog Merchant Solutions. I would like to welcome Nick Ford.

 

 

You can follow Nick here

Website: http://www.blackdogatm.com/

LinikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nwford/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackdogatm

Twitter: @blackdogatm

 

 

Topics

 

So tell me a little bit about what you did in the military

 

Transition from the military (easy or hard)

 

What was it that caused you to start your business?

 

Tell us about your company's mission

 

What were the steps you took to get your business up and running?

 

Do you feel like your military experience and training helped prepare you to be a Veteran business owner?

 

What were some of the challenges you faced getting your business started?

 

What is the key to the success of your business?

 

Would you say it was your military experience or other things you learned that have been more helpful in making you successful in your business?

 

Are you going to use your business in some way to either help or hire other Veterans?

 

What is the one most important thing you have learned since starting your business that you can share with future Veteran business owners?

 

For transitioning Veterans wanting to start their own business what action items list would you give them

 

Summary

 

In this episode with Nick we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!

 

Register your business as a legal entity, this takes it from an idea to a reality

 

Create your webiste so people have a place to find you

 

Learn to let go of money to pay for needed things like a lawyer where you don't get an immediate payoff for the money spent

 

Learn Time management

 

Attend a Veteran entrepreneur program like Vet2Ceo

 

Do your research before you get started

 

Don’t take shortcuts, do it right

 

https://armyranger.com/

 

The Veteran Connections Podcast provides advice from Veterans for Veterans. A lot of people like you and me that have been through the military have the same thoughts and a lot of the same questions. We may have even had the exact same struggle. I hope you find some answers as you go on this Veteran Connections journey with me where we will learn, explore, and get answers to your questions.

 

Another great resource for Veterans wanting to start their own business is the Small Business Administration (SBA)

https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business/business-types/veteran-owned-businesses

 

If you need more information or want assistance implementing one of the things you learned about today you can contact me. I can teach you techniques and strategies to help you connect and network in the business community so you can reach your personal or professional goals. Email me at peteblum@solvability.com and let me know how I can help you!

 

I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast episode and if you have a burning question that you would like to get answered by an experienced Veteran business owner about starting your own business go ahead and email me. I will be sure to answer it in a future episode!

 

Thank you for listening!  -Pete

FLGOVCON40- GovCon Math Cash Flow

July 14, 2017
00:0000:00

In this episode Jenny breaks down the do's and don'ts of the cash flow and explains the process for her examples.

Don’t Do This:
1. Take Draws when needed instead of establishing salary
2. Be liberal with personal loans to employees
3. Give bonuses when you hear you’ve won
4. Sign up for season tickets with your favorite sports team
5. Celebrate your success with a new sports car
6. Buy a new house just before you negotiate your Line of Credit
7. Float your company across credit cards
8. Pay yourself well and hire family members
9. Generously pay your consultants & subcontractors early
10. Borrow from the company to pay your income taxes
 
Do This:
1. Corporate Structure – S Corp instead of LLC
2. Buy Sell Agreement and Key Man Insurance
3. Determine needs of owners – equity, work effort, pay, benefits
4. Pay Back Shareholder Loans before increasing salary/benefits
5. Don’t use up all your CASH to reduce your year-end taxes
6. Use company credit cards only for business – set a good example
7.Create a line between personal and business – don’t subsidize or use business funds for personal
8. Arrange for line of credit with bank
9. Finance capital investments with term loans
10. Preserve your personal credit during business growth
11. Invest in automated and outsourced corporate services to keep headcount balanced
12. Let initial billings go about 90 days to catch up gap between new hires
13. Pay Subs on a Pay When Paid plus 5 days Basis
14. Wait for profit to be realized before bonuses/pay raises
15. Create an owner’s bonus/compensation plan with a GOVCON business advisor (STEP)
16. Know your strategy for Succession, Transition, Exit and Planning
17. Regular meetings with executives on financial status and cash flow

 

To contact Jenny W Clark

CEO

Solvability, Inc

www.solvability.com

Phone 256-882-6276
E-mail jwclark@solvability.com
Linkedin Solvabilityjwc
Twitter Solvabilityjwc

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VC26- Veteran Connections Support Series with Jean South

July 7, 2017
00:0000:00

Hi this is Pete Blum bringing you another episode of the Veteran Connections Podcast where my mission is to help transitioning Veterans and Veterans already out of the military engage with the business community, and to share the knowledge and tools needed to successfully start a business. The Veteran Connections Podcast brings you experience and advice from fellow Veterans who are business owners and have made the transition from the military and into the business community.

 

There is more to connecting Veterans with Veteran business owners than just gaining advice for starting your own business. Many of the Veteran business owners want to hire transitioning Veterans and many of the transitioning Veterans would like to work for a great Veteran owned business. I wanted to take the time to meet the needs of these Veterans also.

 

This episode of the Veteran Connections Support Series is dedicated to the providing additional knowledge, advice, and resources to help Veteran business owners find the transitioning Veterans they are looking for or to help the transitioning Veterans find resources and gain knowledge when looking for a new career outside of the military.

 

Today's guest has an interesting background that is a little different than we are used to. She is the daughter of two Army Veterans, she has been a FBI Special Agent that focused on Russian organized crime. After that she worked for General Stan McChrystal who founded the McChrystal Group. She is a Marine spouse and the CEO of Hire Served. I would like to welcome Jean South.

 

You can follow Jean here

Website: https://hireserved.com/

LinikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeansouth/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hireserved

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hireserved/

Twitter: @hireserved

 

Topics

 

So your story is a little different as you never served on active duty in the military but you did serve in the FBI and you are a military spouse of a Marine. Your parents must have loved that right!

 

So I know you have had to deal with transition in your own life. Tell me about your transition experience between the FBI and being a military spouse and how did that impact you as far as starting your own business.

 

What was it that caused you to start your own business?

 

Tell me about your company's mission and how it helps Veterans

 

What were the steps you took to get your business up and running?

 

What were some of the challenges you faced getting your business started?

 

What is the key to the success of your business?

 

I know your company helps Veterans by matching them up with great companies…

Are you also going to use your business in some way to hire other Veterans?

 

What is the one most important thing you have learned since starting your business that you can share with future Veteran business owners?

 

For transitioning Veterans wanting to start their own business or are preparing to start a new career outside the military what action items list would you give them to ensure a smoother transition?

 

 

Summary

 

In this episode with Jean we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!

 

We got to hear General McChrystal's philosophy of Eyes On - Hands Off

 

You can use Slack as a communication platform for your team to communicate

 

I also use Trello which is another great way to collaborate with your team

 

Take action every time- Get the domain, get the LLC, do it now

 

Start writing content, it creates community and helps you clarify your thoughts

 

Be willing to change when needed

 

Join a mastermind

 

Use local entrepreneur programs- Bunker labs or bunker in a box is a great one

 

Listen to podcasts on the subject related to the business that you want to start

 

Get over perfection! Don't wait to execute until the plan is perfect

 

Be willing to pay for expertise in areas you have no knowledge in

 

Get one or more great mentors

 

The Veteran Connections Podcast provides advice from Veterans for Veterans. A lot of people like you and me that have been through the military have the same thoughts and a lot of the same questions. We may have even had the exact same struggle. I hope you find some answers as you go on this Veteran Connections journey with me where we will learn, explore, and get answers to your questions.

 

Another great resource for Veterans wanting to start their own business is the Small Business Administration (SBA)

https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business/business-types/veteran-owned-businesses

 

If you need more information or want assistance implementing one of the things you learned about today you can contact me. I can teach you techniques and strategies to help you connect and network in the business community so you can reach your personal or professional goals. Email me at peteblum@solvability.com and let me know how I can help you!

 

I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast episode and if you have a burning question that you would like to get answered by an experienced Veteran business owner about starting your own business go ahead and email me. I will be sure to answer it in a future episode! 

 

Thank you for listening!  -Pete

FLGOVCON39- GovCon Math for Winners with Traci Shepps

July 7, 2017
00:0000:00

In this episode Jenny W Clark and Traci Shepps talk about the numbers in GovCon Math for Winners!

GovCon Math

  • Wrap Rates
  • Multipliers
  • Fully-Burdened Rates
  • Billing Rates
  • Indirect Rates
  • Burdening
  • Fee

GovCon Math – What You Need

  • Bidding at the Right Price
  • Covering all Costs
  • Creating “What If” scenarios
  • Choosing projects with highest ROI
  • Pricing for new Markets

GovCon Math – Who Needs it

  • Responsible for winning bids
  • Decision Maker on Pricing
  • Compensation reflects your win rate
  • Financially responsible for company
  • Maximizing company value thru growth

GovCon Math – What Outcome

  • More revenue, more backlog
  • Pricing Methodology
  • Consistent, yet flexible, process
  • Quit wasting resources on bids that don’t work
  • Avoid bidding too high and losing

GovCon Math Workshop

  • Teaching you what we’ve learned on the job
  • There is no textbook for this!
  • Structured Methodology so you can adapt

 

For more information contact Jenny:

 

Jenny W Clark

CEO

Solvability, Inc

www.solvability.com

 

Phone

256-882-6276

E-mail

jwclark@solvability.com

Linkedin

Solvabilityjwc

Twitter

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Website

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FLGOVCON38- How to Sell Your Federal Contracting Business

June 30, 2017
00:0000:00

In this episode Jenny breaks down the process for how to sell your federal contracting business. There are many strategies of how to do it and she gives great examples of each.

Exit Strategies
 Management Buyout
 Company Split
 Employee Stock Ownership
 Private Equity
 Asset Purchase
 Merger or Acquisition

Your Prime Customer

IP
Sustainability
Prime Backlog

Financial Review
 Three Years of Financials
 Revenue Growth
 Profitability
 Cash Flow

What they are NOT getting Value from
 Expensive Accounting Systems
 Your Balance Sheet – there is nothing there
 Subcontracts
 Unfunded Backlog
 Your Socio-Economic Status unless they match
 Management Team – likely to leave

What they can get value from
 Takeover of established locations and
relationships
 Reputation
 Intellectual Property
 Proven Technology
 Cultural Fit
 Established reputation in a market they want
 Past Performance within 3 years
 Your CLEAREDWorkforce

Government Contract Requirements

PRIME

Socio

Agency

 

To contact Jenny W Clark

CEO

Solvability, Inc

www.solvability.com

Phone 256-882-6276
E-mail jwclark@solvability.com
Linkedin Solvabilityjwc
Twitter Solvabilityjwc

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VC25- Veteran Connections Support Series with Lauren Schulz-Carnes

June 30, 2017
00:0000:00

Hi this is Pete Blum bringing you another episode of the Veteran Connections Podcast where my mission is to help transitioning Veterans and Veterans already out of the military engage with the business community, and to share the knowledge and tools needed to successfully start a business. The Veteran Connections Podcast brings you experience and advice from fellow Veterans who are business owners and have made the transition from the military and into the business community.

There is more to connecting Veterans with Veteran business owners than just gaining advice for starting your own business. Many of the Veteran business owners want to hire transitioning Veterans and many of the transitioning Veterans would like to work for a great Veteran owned business. I wanted to take the time to meet the needs of these Veterans also.

The next several episodes will be a Veteran Connections Support Series dedicated to the providing additional knowledge, advice, and resources to help Veteran business owners find the transitioning Veterans they are looking for or to help the transitioning Veterans find resources and gain knowledge when looking for a new career outside of the military.

 

Today's guest is a Marine Veteran who has a passion for helping Veterans and has her own transition story he would like to share. She is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at FourBlock. I would like to welcome Lauren Schulz-Carnes.

 

You can follow Lauren here

Website: http://fourblock.org/

LinikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-schulz-carnes-28968655/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fourblock

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FourBlock

Twitter: @FourBlock

 

Topics

 

Tell me about your transition from the military and how you made it all happen so quickly.

 

Tell me about FourBlock and how it helps Veterans

 

After training how does FourBlock continue to help Veterans get hired?

 

What challenges did you face during transition?

 

What are the main challenges you hear other Veterans talking about during transition?

 

For transitioning Veterans that are preparing to start a new career outside the military what action items list would you give them to ensure an easier and smoother transition?

 

 Summary

 

In this episode with Lauren we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey or transition to a new career!

 

Sign up for FourBlock

 

Start networking before you transition and try and start a business or find a new career

 

Use LinkedIn

 

Use campus resources where your attending school

 

Use the GI Bill

 

The FourBlock Career Readiness Program is a semester-long, university-accredited program that provides the professional development, career exploration, and network that today’s generation of veterans need to be competitive for great careers.

We also learn a little bit about Mike Abrams the Founder of FourBlock and why he started the company.

 

The Veteran Connections Podcast provides advice from Veterans for Veterans. A lot of people like you and me that have been through the military have the same thoughts and a lot of the same questions. We may have even had the exact same struggle. I hope you find some answers as you go on this Veteran Connections journey with me where we will learn, explore, and get answers to your questions.

 

Another great resource for Veterans wanting to start their own business is the Small Business Administration (SBA)

https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business/business-types/veteran-owned-businesses

 

If you need more information or want assistance implementing one of the things you learned about today you can contact me. I can teach you techniques and strategies to help you connect and network in the business community so you can reach your personal or professional goals. Email me at peteblum@solvability.com and let me know how I can help you!

 

I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast episode and if you have a burning question that you would like to get answered by an experienced Veteran business owner about starting your own business go ahead and email me. I will be sure to answer it in a future episode!

 

Thank you for listening!  -Pete

FLGOVCON37- How Prime Contractors Vet Small Business Subs

June 23, 2017
00:0000:00

In this episode Jenny breaks down the process for how prime contractors vet small business subs. Learn the things that you need to know to win the contracts and reduce the risks for the primes.

Your prime evaluates:

Risk
Rewards
Responsibility

 

Ways that Primes can issue work
 Purchase Order
 Consulting Agreement
 Fixed Price Contract
 Time & Material or Billing Rates Contract
 Cost Plus Contract
 ALWAYS a Commercial Relationship

 

Risks for Primes
 Systems, cost and pricing analysis (without
access)
 Cybersecurity Compliance
 Quality of Services Delivered
 Legal Responsibilities
 Reps & Certs
 Invoicing “I hereby Certify…”
 Contract Privity

 

Government Contract Requirements

FAR CAS DCAA

 

Other Areas that May Not Apply
 Contractors Business Systems Rules 252.242-
7005
 Forward Pricing Rates (FPRA)
 Earned Value
 Certified Purchasing
 Cost Plus Contracting

 

Are you Ready?
 Teaming Agreements and NDAs
 Exclusivity
 Understanding of Terminology
 AcronymExpert
 FAR Clauses
 Indirect Rates and Pricing Methodologies
 Ability to support Proposal effort
 Understanding Prime’s options
• Setting billing rates
• Workshare

 

To contact Jenny W Clark

CEO

Solvability, Inc

www.solvability.com

Phone 256-882-6276
E-mail jwclark@solvability.com
Linkedin Solvabilityjwc
Twitter Solvabilityjwc

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VC24- Veteran Connections Support Series with Matt Rosebaugh

June 23, 2017
00:0000:00

Hi this is Pete Blum bringing you another episode of the Veteran Connections Podcast where my mission is to help transitioning Veterans and Veterans already out of the military engage with the business community, and to share the knowledge and tools needed to successfully start a business. The Veteran Connections Podcast brings you experience and advice from fellow Veterans who are business owners and have made the transition from the military and into the business community.

There is more to connecting Veterans with Veteran business owners than just gaining advice for starting your own business. Many of the Veteran business owners want to hire transitioning Veterans and many of the transitioning Veterans would like to work for a great Veteran owned business. I wanted to take the time to meet the needs of these Veterans also.

The next several episodes will be a Veteran Connections Support Series dedicated to the providing additional knowledge, advice, and resources to help Veteran business owners find the transitioning Veterans they are looking for or to help the transitioning Veterans find resources and gain knowledge when looking for a new career outside of the military.

Today's guest is an Army Veteran who has a passion for helping Veterans and has his own transition story he would like to share. He is the Director of Veteran Business Outreach at Big Voice Video. I would like to welcome Matt Rosebaugh.

 

 

You can follow Matt here

Website: http://bigvoicevideo.com/

LinikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewrosebaugh/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bigvoicevideo

Twitter: @BigVoiceVideo

 

Topics

  

So tell me a little bit about what you did in the military.

 

When it comes to transition from the military would you say it is easy or hard?

 

Tell us about Big Voice Video's mission and how it helps Veterans

 

What are some of the challenges you personally faced in transitioning?

 

What are the main challenges you hear other Veterans talking about during transition?

 

How successful is Big Voice Video at helping Veterans to get hired?

 

For transitioning Veterans that are preparing to start a new career outside the military what action items list would you give them to ensure an easier and smoother transition?

 

Here is a great article that Matt wrote on LinkedIn with a lot of great advice and links to resources. Ii is a must read:

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-10-lessons-i-wished-knew-when-started-my-military-rosebaugh

 

Summary

 

In this episode with Matt we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!

 

Korn Ferry Leveraging Military Leadership Program (Wait List): https://goo.gl/forms/k2rlV5kdsykPein62

 

Soldier for Life transition assistance program: http://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/Home/Benefit_Library/Federal_Benefits_Page/Soldier_for_Life_-_Transition_Assistance_Program_(SFL-TAP)_(formerly_ACAP).html?serv=227

 

Hire Heroes USA: https://www.hireheroesusa.org/

 

Deloitte Core Leadership Program: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/join-deloitte-core-leadership-program.html

 

The Commit Foundation: http://www.commitfoundation.org/

 

The Overwatch Partnership: http://overwatchpartnership.org/

 

I also mentioned Veterati, Project Transition USA, and Operation Startup Tampa Bay

 

https://www.veterati.com/

 

http://projecttransitionusa.com/

 

https://www.operation-startup.com/

 

The Veteran Connections Podcast provides advice from Veterans for Veterans. A lot of people like you and me that have been through the military have the same thoughts and a lot of the same questions. We may have even had the exact same struggle. I hope you find some answers as you go on this Veteran Connections journey with me where we will learn, explore, and get answers to your questions.

 

Another great resource for Veterans wanting to start their own business is the Small Business Administration (SBA)

https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business/business-types/veteran-owned-businesses

 

If you need more information or want assistance implementing one of the things you learned about today you can contact me. I can teach you techniques and strategies to help you connect and network in the business community so you can reach your personal or professional goals. Email me at peteblum@solvability.com and let me know how I can help you!

 

I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast episode and if you have a burning question that you would like to get answered by an experienced Veteran business owner about starting your own business go ahead and email me. I will be sure to answer it in a future episode!

 

Thank you for listening!  -Pete