FLGOVCON24- Veteran Connections with Ryan “Redhawk” McPherson

December 9, 2016

Hi this is Pete Blum bringing you our third episode of the Veteran Connection Series. In an ongoing mission to help small businesses entrepreneurs and our transitioning military Veterans, or Veterans who have been out for a while and are interested in starting their own business the FloridaGovCon.com Podcast brings you experience and advice from fellow Veterans entrepreneurs who have made the transition and started a new journey.


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 Series 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 Ryan "Redhawk" McPherson. Ryan is the CEO of Redhawk Group International, the Executive Producer and Studio Manager of Business Radio X, and the Host of Veterans Connect Radio


Ryan is also an Army veteran who served as a Combat Infantryman. Ryan has also been the host of a rock station morning show and is currently a firearms instructor and range safety officer.



  You can follow Ryan here:


Website: www.VeteransConnectRadio.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanredhawk

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

Twitter: @VetConnectRadio @VetConnectRadio @RyanRedhawk




Transition from the military

How did you start your business?

Did your military experience and training help prepare you to be a Veteran business owner?

What were some of your concerns when starting your business?

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

What is the key to the success of your business?

Do you think your military experience is responsible for the success in your business or are there other things you had to apply and learn along the way?

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

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





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


Find a business partner


Have clarity of thought


Get a mentor


Get the training you need


Find resources


Connect with other veterans


Find your motivation and determination


Work with others to help you meet your goals


Get your free year of premium LinkedIn and training by going to Veterans.linkedin.com


Have an idea that is a passion


Find out if someone is doing that already, if so reach out


Start doing it now!


The Veteran Connection Series 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. There are more episodes in this series 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)

I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast and I hope you enjoy this series.

FloridaGovCon.com is brought to you by Solvabilty. If you need more information or want assistance implementing one of the things you learned about today you can contact me. I can offer services and training to assist you with your needs. Email me at peteblum@solvability.com and let me know how I can help you!

I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast and I hope you enjoy this series.

Thank you for listening!

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