Hi this is Pete Blum bringing you our tenth 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 Jeff Goble. Jeff is the Founder of JeffGobleSpeaks.Com and also the Veteran Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Tampa Bay WaVE. Jeff is a Retired Army Colonel whose distinguished military career has allowed him to provide leadership and strategic planning positions all over the world. Jeff is a professional motivation speaker that also has a passion to help Veterans whenever he can.
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Transition from the military
Tell us a little more about your company
Tell us more about what you are doing as part of the Tampa Bay WaVE
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?
Are you going to be able 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 other Veteran business owners?
For transitioning Veterans wanting to start their own business what action items would you give them?
In this episode with Jeff we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!
Lead people and manage things
Have a business plan
Leadership philosophy… your principles and values as a leader
You can't do it on own, use a coach, mentor, or community
Organization design model: Identify Function, identify processes, and more
The Tanpa Bay WaVE meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of every month
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.
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I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast and I hope you enjoy this series.
Thank you for listening!