VC20- Veteran Connections with Matt Shankweiler

May 26, 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 a big believer in giving back to the community and he sets the bar high. He is an Army Veteran and served in the infantry airborne. He is the President of Tampa Bay Heroes. I would like to welcome Matt Shankweiler.

 

You can follow Matt here

Website: www.tampabayheroes.net

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tampabayheroes/

Twitter: @TampaHeroes

 

Topics

 

 

So tell me a little bit about your time 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 Matt we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!

 

Procrastination will kill your business but proactiveness will win the day

 

Have a bank account with 6 months to live off of without revenue and then see how much is left to invest in a business

 

Seek out free local resources

 

Have a business plan

 

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

FLGOVCON33- Abacode Explains Cybersecurity Compliance

May 26, 2017
00:0000:00

John Fay of Abacode explains Cybersecurity Compliance

 

Here’s what I worry about

  • E-mailing
  • File sharing
  • Online document signing
  • Leaving computer online
  • Staying logged in
  • Passwords

 

What are my Risks?

  • Could I become part of someone else’s cyber incident?
  • Could my business be shut down by cyber incident?
  • What actions should I be taking?
  • How do I educate my employees?

 

Cybercompliance

Multi-Factor Authentication

Continuous Monitoring

Cyber Incident Reporting

Forensic Assessment

Cyber Response

 

S – Self Governance

M – Managed Network Surveillance

A - Assessments

R - Remediation

T - Training

 

To Contact John Fay

 

To contact Jenny W Clark

CEO

Solvability, Inc

www.solvability.com

 

Phone

256-882-6276

E-mail

jwclark@solvability.com

Linkedin

Solvabilityjwc

Twitter

Solvabilityjwc

 

PROGRAMS

  • Workshops
  • Podcasts
  • Webinars
  • Self Study
  • Hand to Hold
  • RPM
  • Prime Focus
  • 1:1 Coaching

FLGOVCON32- DFARS 252.204-7012

May 19, 2017
00:0000:00

DFARS 252.204-7012 with Jenny W Clark

Cyber Security Requirements for Defense Contractors

 

DOD Cybersecurity Requirements

December 2017

NIST 800-171

CUI- Controlled Unclassified Information

Notify DOD CIO

Self-Asserted SAM Audit Teams

 

Cyber Requirements

Access controls and passwords

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Reporting System to submit malicious software

 

Elements of Cybersecurity Program

Holistic approach

Requires multi-disciplinary team

Planning and preparedness

Prevention

Risk management

Verification/Compliance

Employee training

Legal counsel

Don't just restore backups!

VC19- Veteran Connections with Albert Winks

May 19, 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 who was a Medical Service Officer and MEDEVAC helicopter pilot. He flew 268 combat missions and evacuated 350 patients. He is the Founder & President of Ascension Mentorship. I would like to welcome Albert Winks.

 

You can follow Albert here

Website: https://www.ascensionmentorship.com/

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AcensionMentorshipLeadershipAcademy/

Twitter: @AscensionMentor

 

Topics

 

So tell me a little bit about what you did in the military, how did you go from Infantryman to MEDEVAC helicopter pilot?

 

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 Albert we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!

 

Build relationship bridges

 

Don’t get in your own way, if you want to do something do it

 

Find multiple mentors, Ascension Mentorship can help

 

Keep open communication both the good and the bad

 

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

VC18- Veteran Connections with Daniel Rau

May 12, 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 a Marine Corps Veteran and security professional turned entrepreneur. He has served at U.S. Embassies in Yemen, Japan, and India. He is a Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of Veterati. I would like to welcome Daniel Rau.

 

 

You can follow Daniel here

Website: http://veterati.com/

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

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

Twitter: @VETERATI

 

Topics

 

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 Daniel we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!

 

Make sure you put the right team together

 

Talk to other entrepreneurs and learn from them

 

Learn as much as you can before you get started

 

Have a mentor or multiple 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

FLGOVCON31- GovCon Success Strategies with Rod Duke of Qualis

May 12, 2017
00:0000:00

Learn strategy in this podcast with Jenny W Clark, Rod Duke, and Stephanie Chomskis

 

About Qualis

FISTBUMP

Teamwork

Community

Future

 

Contact:

Rod Duke

@qualisprez

Qualis-corp.com

 

FLGOVCON30- Financing in the Federal Market with Aaron Jones of ServisFirst

May 5, 2017
00:0000:00

Financing in the Federal Market with Aaron Jones of ServisFirst

Federal Market Financial Topics

  • Startup
  • Factoring
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Line of Credit
  • Other Sources

 

https://www.servisfirstbank.com

VC17- Veteran Connections with Alexander Hildenbrandt

May 5, 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 a franchise expert and a career transition expert. He is host of Franchise Talk and is also an Army Veteran. He is the Co-Founder of Cuppy's Coffee Franchise and the President of STONEWORK Franchising. I would like to welcome Alexander Hildenbrandt.

 

 

You can follow Alex here

Website: http://www.stonefran.com/

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stoneworkfran/ and https://www.facebook.com/FranchiseTalk/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-RojHzVBCDP5x960N6rg4Q

Twitter: @STONEWRKFRAN

 

Franchises

Cuppy's Coffee: https://www.facebook.com/cuppyscoffeefranchise/

Mack's Tenders: https://www.facebook.com/Macks-Tenders-Franchising-247978385652231

 

Consulting/mentoring: Alex@stonefran.com

Cuppy’s Coffee: Alex@cuppyscoffeefranchise.com

Mack’s: Alex@Mackstenders.com

Dental Sense or if you are up to talk just call: 912-271-5748

 

Topics

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 Alex we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!

 

When getting out of the military renting a home is a better option than buying a home so that your finances are not already tied up in a large purchase or loan

 

Learn what the hurdles are in the industry you are interested in so you can figure out how to be competitive in that industry

 

Understand your value

 

Have the finances to cover you till your business gets on its feet

 

Do the research and use the resources available to you

 

A franchise comes with some things built in that are essential like a business plan and 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

FLGOVCON29- Incurred Cost Submission with Jenny W Clark and Miriam Ezell

April 29, 2017
00:0000:00

Incurred Cost Submission with Jenny W Clark and Miriam Ezell

  1. What is an Incurred Cost Submission?
  2. How do I know if I need to prepare an Incurred Cost Submission?
  3. Can I do the Incurred Cost Submission by myself?
  4. How long should it take me to complete the Incurred Cost Submission?
  5. Where do I send in the Incurred Cost Submission?
  6. Do I send my Prime Contractors a require a copy of my Incurred Cost Submission?
  7. Who does the Audit of the Incurred Cost Submission and when should I expect them to schedule the Audit?
  8. How do I settle my actual billing rates with my prime contractors?

VC16- Veteran Connections with Adam Bird

April 28, 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 a fellow podcaster. He is Host of The Decision Hour Podcast. He was a CO-Founder of Vets on Media. He is a dedicated father and an Army Veteran. He is also the CEO of Military Members Consulting Services and the Founder & CEO of Heroes Media Group. I would like to welcome Adam Bird.

 

You can follow Adam here

Website: http://www.heroesmediagroup.com/

LinikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-bird-803a0828/

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

Twitter: @HeroesMediagrp

 

Topics

 

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 Adam we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!

 

You have to believe in what you're doing

 

Get out in the media and tell people your story

 

Join your local rotary or chamber

 

Communication is critical

 

Pick your company name carefully and research it

 

When creating your plan decide on the goal and then reverse engineer everything

 

Tell everyone you know about your company so they can all help spread the word

 

 

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