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FOB: Financial Operating Base

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From Air Force officer to military spouse to entrepreneur: Trish Alegre Smith, owner and principal photographer at Photography by Trish Alegre-Smith, has seen the ups and down of running a business as a military veteran entrepreneur.  Luckily,
Travis West, founder and managing partner of West & Dunn, joins us to discuss his journey from a career in politics to the army to practicing law and the many transitions he has successfully navigated. Travis can be reached [email protected] o
Jaden Risner, US Navy veteran and founder of Family Proud, joins us to discuss how his personal experiences have fueled his passion of helping families in medical need.  Jaden can be reached at [email protected]
Today we discuss authenticity, purpose, and good old American values with Dean Wegner, US Army Veteran and founder and CEO of Authentically American.  Dean can be reached at Authenticallyamerican.us or any social media platform.
Garrett Cathcart, US Army Veteran and Executive Director at Mission Role Call,  joins us to discuss transition, purpose, and the power of community.  Garrett can be reached at [email protected]
An entrepreneur's journey is one of self-discovery as well as customer discovery.  Today, we speak with Chandra Adusei, Navy Veteran, military spouse, and small business consultant who helps "Mom-preneurs" scale their businesses.   Chandra can
Transition is not a one-time event for military veterans, there is a series of changes we experience both in and of the military.  Today we're joined by US Army veteran and operations team member at Gallent Few, Bryce Mahoney. Bryce can be reac
In this special Giving Tuesday Military episode, we speak with Mike and Samantha Gomolka about their efforts with Project33, Giving Tuesday Military, and their experience fighting COVID-19. Mike can be reached at [email protected]
What happens to those heroic service dogs after retire from service.  Today we speak with Jason Johnson, founder of Project K9 Hero.   Follow Jason on social media: @projectk9hero Or contact him at www.Projectk9hero.org  and use the contact us
Today we speak with Laura Renner, Air Force veteran and founder of Freedom Makers, a virtual assistant company that empowers military spouses and provides valuable outsourced service for businesses.  Laura can be reached at [email protected]
The COVID-19 crisis has made business anything but “usual”.  Today on the Financial Operating Base we speak with Mike Nemeth, US Army veteran and founder of Emblem Athletic on maintaining culture while managing a team remotely and using creativ
George Diaz, US Army Ranger Veteran and owner  of Sua Spone Design discusses how he has pivoted to dedicate his company resources to helping front line responders during the COVID-19 crisis. You can reach George at [email protected]
Today we speak with Scott Maitland, US Army Veteran and proprietor of Top of the Hill Restaurant Brewery and Topo Distillery on how we's working through the COVID-19 crisis.  Scott can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected]
Jeff Plank, US Army Veteran and Principal at Warren Averett's consulting division, discusses the basics and importance of business valuation as well as his experiences as an endurance athlete.   Jeff Can be reached on linkedin at https://www.l
Assisting veterans in their transition to civilian careers helps them to be as successful in their civilian careers as they were in the military.  On this episode, Rob Kirila joins us to discuss the mission of Your Grateful Nation, a non-profit
Barclay Keith, Army veteran, CEO, and founder of Artis Technologies, LLC, a digital point of needs and lending platform,  joins us to discuss Fintech and entrepreneurship. Barclay can be reached at [email protected]
We finished season 1 with a conversation with Samantha Gomolka, the National Guard Military Spouse of the Year, and one of the founders of the Giving Tuesday Military movement.  In this special bonus episode, she joins us again to discuss the c
In the spirit of giving, we are pleased to close out Season 1 with our guest Samantha Gomolka, the National Guard Military Spouse of the Year who will be discussing both her personal journey as well as her initiatives for Giving Tuesday. Samant
Zack and Heather Knight share their story of entrepreneurship and sustaining a business through a combat deployment.
Providing a forum for veteran-owned businesses to share their products and services is a great opportunity to showcase the impact these businesses can have nation wide. This week we speak with Justin Clark, founder of Veterans Referring Veteran
With beers that have names like M4 American Blonde, Little Bird IPA and the FOBtoberfest any veteran would know they’re welcome at Forward Operating Base Brewing Company.  Today on the Financial Operating Base, we’ll speak with Army veteran and
Glenn Banton, Sr., CEO and Executive Director of OSD, discusses serving the veteran community through a non profit, including how to get involved and business lessons that come with running a non profit.  Glenn can be reached at: https://www.l
Your military awards and ribbons may not translate to your civilian attire, but you can show off some decoration with style with a pocket square from Pocket Square Heroes.  Today we talk with Chris Costa-US Marine veteran, fashion entrepreneur,
Today we talk with Jesse Iwuji, US Navy LT, Nascar Driver, and entrepreneur about committing to a dream and being resourceful to accomplish it. He can be reached on social media at @jesse_iwuji.
Today on the Financial Operating Base we’ll be discussing the entrepreneurial process with Seda Goff Director of Veteran Entrepreneurship at PenFed Credit Union and Head of the Veteran Entrepreneurship Investment Program at the PenFed Foundatio
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