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Veteran's Field Manual for Starting Your Own Business|Author Wes O'Donnell
  42: Staff Sergeant O'Donnell served in the U.S. Army Infantry with the 2/237th No Slack, 101st Airborne Division(Air Assault), U.S. Army Reserves 415th Civil Affairs Battalion as a Russian translator & U. S. Air Force 552 Maintenance Group, E-3 Sentry AWACS, radar technician.
Get your Start-up on the FastTrac|Scott Carson Kauffman FastTrac VP
FastTrac programs serve existing and aspiring entrepreneurs in non-academic environments.  In addition, college students in their academic environment earn credit for completing courses using FastTrac materials.  FastTrac has served more than 350,000 entrepreneurs since 1993. FastTrac programs are delivered by a variety of affiliate organizations—non-profit and for-profit alike—including chambers of commerce, business development centers, local and regional economic development councils, colleges, universities, consulting firms, and many others. FastTrac is offered throughout the United States and in selected countries around the world. By helping entrepreneurs succeed, FastTrac programs contribute to building and sustaining strong, vibrant communities and economies. Want to learn more about FastTrac?  Certified FastTrac Affiliates  FastTrac programs  FastTrac newsroom  The history of FastTrac  Contact Us  Kauffman FastTrac® is the world's leading provider of education and tools for both startup and growth stage entrepreneurs. Be the Entrepreneur You Want to Be Whether you're starting or growing a company, these FastTrac ®programs will help you live your dream at each stage of business: Scott Carson Vice President Scott Carson is responsible for all aspects of Kauffman FastTrac business development, sales and marketing. Scott, an accomplished senior management, sales, general management and operations professional, was most recently responsible for the development, growth and expansion of Smith Electric Vehicle’s national sales and client support group. Prior to Smith, Scott enjoyed a 28 year career with St. Louis, Mo. based Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and Enterprise Fleet Management, holding corporate officer positions including AVP and Director of Fleet Management and Vice President of Corporate Training and Development.  Scott earned his undergraduate degree in business administration and history from William Jewel College with graduate level work at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. He and his wife, Vicki, have two daughters.
The Entrepreneur Warrior|Marine Veteran Paul Miller Serial Entrepreneur
47: Paul Miller is a former Marine and serial entrepreneur.  He served 11 years on active duty including assignments as Drill Instructor, Water Survival Instructor, Combat Photographer and Embassy Security Guard.A proud husband and father to three wonderful children, including his oldest son who has enlisted in the Marine Corps and is due to ship out to boot camp in June 2015.   Since leaving the Corps, he has become a multi-unit restaurant franchisee and started three more companies from scratch, including a multi-media company and The Entrepreneur Warrior. The Entrepreneur Warrior will help veterans follow their entrepreneurial dreams by sharing his experience and that of other successful entrepreneur warriors.  You'll learn from his experiences walking in your shoes.   He will inspire you. He will show you it's possible. And he will show you how to make it happen.
Clean Energy Financing with Army Veteran Jon Powers of Clean Capital
203: Clean Energy Financing with Army Veteran Jon Powers of Clean Capital Army Veteran Jon Powers is the President of CleanCapital. A company born of his time serving in Iraq and first-hand seeing how vital energy is for our national defense. In this week’s show,  Clean Energy Financing with Army Veteran Jon Powers of Clean Capital, Joe talks candidly with Jon about the need for more efficient uses of energy and the accessibility to it. Access to over 18,000 classes for just 99 cents Skillshare The Road to Iraq Jon Powers began his army career as an ROTC cadet at John Carroll University then moving on to Germany as part of the 1st Armored Division after completing his officer training in Oklahoma. He served 4 years with a tour in Baghdad and Najaf during OIF 1.   The electricity bill of the federal government is over $4B and there are huge opportunities for savings. - Jon Powers Life after Serving Jon was an elementary education major at John Carroll University. He thought he was going back to teach upon his return to Buffalo NY. He had no plans and at the time there really wasn’t a transition program.   At an auditorium in Germany, they asked if anyone had any post traumatic syndrome and if they did to come to the front of the room which no one would do. He signed his papers and moved back to the states. Helped by a Documentary There was a documentary made about Jon’s unit called Gunner Palace. It was the first movie to come out about the war. The director, Michael Tucker, was invited in by the commander and Jon got to know Mike really well.   Jon was invited to the Toronto Film Festival by Mike where he served on a panel on stage. He soon found himself surrounded by movie stars and was in a bit of culture shock. At a Crossroads Jon was prepared to go to grad school but was asked by the director to go on tour for the movie. He chose the move tour and it completely changed his life. All of a sudden he was thrown into a new arena speaking about his experiences and hearing from others with similar experiences in the military. Jon felt his learning had gone full-circle and wanted to do more. Returning to Baghdad Instead of returning home to teach, Jon began a non-profit and returned to Baghdad for 2 years. His goal was to keep young men from being recruited into the beginnings of ISIS.   Through this experience and his frustrations with the government bureaucracy, Jon ran for Congress. That and his time in Iraq were his catalysts for knowing he did not want to stay in the national security realm. A Passion for Clean Energy Jon began to write a lot about what the military should do for cleaner energy because they are a huge energy consumer. Jon became the Army’s first energy advisor and set up the first programs. He became the Chief Sustainability Officer under the Obama Administration and worked to drive renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric cars.   To find out more about clean energy, download and listen to Clean Energy Financing with Army Veteran Jon Powers of Clean Capital.   Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!   Check out these links from Clean Energy Financing with Army Veteran Jon Powers of Clean Capital:   Clean Capital   Download Joe Crane’s Top 7 Paths to Freedom or get it on your mobile device. Text VETERAN to 38470.   Skillshare online learning community Guest Bio Jon Powers Jon is Co-Founder and President of CleanCapital. Jon’s responsibilities include leading corporate strategy and development, investor relations, and marketing. His passion for clean energy derives from his time served with the US Army in Iraq and the realization that a clean energy economy is vital to protect America’s national security interests. After helping revolutionize the US Army’s energy program, Jon was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Federal Chief Susta...
1 Vet at a Time with Marine Veteran Lynn Lowder
182: Lynn Lowder 1 Vet at a Time On today's episode, Joe Crane welcomes Lynn Lowder 1 Vet at a Time. Lynn has diverse leadership and management experience in business, law and the military. He is a nationally recognized veterans-rights advocate on: VA health care benefits, PTSD/TBI and entrepreneurship initiatives. A decorated combat veteran, he served as a team leader with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company (Special Operations) in South Vietnam where he was awarded the Silver Star Medal for valor, the Bronze Star Medal with combat “v” and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. "Veterans have a lot more going for them than they think they do in terms of getting into business." - Lynn Lowder From the Marines to the Legal Profession Lynn was a football player in college during the Vietnam war. He always wanted to be in the Marine Corps, and so enlisted after the junior season. Within the military, he commanded a Marine rifle platoon, two Marine rifle companies, an overseas Marine security guard company and a Marine special operations team in Vietnam. He spent a total of 16 years in the Corps. Towards the end of his career in the military, he got a degree in law and transitioned into the civilian life as a trial lawyer. Helping 1 Vet at a Time Lynn served as a trial lawyer for 20 years. He eventually worked as general counsel for a large franchise. He also worked as a chief operating officer for other companies. "A number of our veterans would be far better off to be captain of their own row boat than being buried somewhere down in the engine room of a large ship." - Lynn Lowder In 2012, he helped start a veteran program at a regional university. His experience exposed him to many 9/11 veterans. In just less than a year, the program grew to 1400 vets. Choices for Veterans Under the Law Lynn learned that the basic thrust of legislation was full employment. The Servicemen's Readjustment Act (1944) provides a couple of choices for veterans. Under the Act, veterans may get a degree and have a job. They may also choose to get a trade instead. They may also purchase a business property with The Fed as their loan guarantor. To hear about Lynn Lowder 1 Vet at a Time, download and listen to the entire episode. Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you! Check out these links for this episode on Lynn Lowder 1 Vet at a Time: 1 Vet at a Time on Facebook Invite Lynn to Speak at an Event Download Joe Crane’s Top 7 Paths to Freedom or get it on your mobile device. Text VETERAN to 38470. TRANSITIONS 2.0: A Field Guide for Mid-Career Professionals and Veterans Seeking New Challenges in the Business World Join the Veteran on the Move on Facebook! Check out Veteran on the Move on Facebook to connect with our guests! It’s also a great place where you can stay in touch with other veterans who are transitioning to entrepreneurship, and get updates and free gouge on the people programs and resources to help you in your transition to entrepreneurship.   The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 150 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship: Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.  
Get Your Business Certified as a Veteran Owned Business with the NVBDC
178: The Importance of Veteran Owned Business Certification On today's episode, Joe Crane interviews Keith King of The National Veteran Business Development Council. Keith shares the importance of veteran business owned certification. Whether you are just starting a business or already have some years of experience, The NVBDC offers solutions that you can benefit from. Tune in! "Veterans have knowledge and skills that very few people are ever going to have." - Keith King From the Military to Entrepreneurship Keith served as a gunner in the combat support unit in Vietnam. When he transitioned out, he learned how detrimental that experience was for his career. So, he preferred to be silent about it as much as possible. By the early 70s, he landed a job in the broadcast industry. He received a number of promotions, and got to work in the largest radio station in the country. As the years rolled on, he was able to establish his own business. Starting the NVBDC Keith also had the experience of working in sales. It taught him some of the skills he needed as an entrepreneur. His first company focused on doing consulting in broadcasting. Keith also launched a few other businesses in the long run. Now, with the desire to help other veterans, he actively serves in the National Veteran Business Development Council. A Champion in Business Keith started The NVBDC for the purpose of providing a credible and reliable certifying authority. They serve to ensure valid documentation of a business' Veteran ownership and control. Through the Supplier Diversity programs, many business opportunities exist for the Veteran Owned Businesses. In March 2012, Keith became the first veteran to be awarded as the State of Michigan, Mid-West Regional and National Veteran Small Business Champion. Download and listen to The Importance of Veteran Owned Business Certification. Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you! Check out these links to the episode The Importance of Veteran Owned Business Certification: National Veteran Business Development Council Download Joe Crane’s Top 7 Paths to Freedom or get it on your mobile device. Text VETERAN to 38470. Join the Veteran on the Move on Facebook!   Check out Veteran on the Move on Facebook to connect with our guests! It’s also a great place where you can stay in touch with other veterans who are transitioning to entrepreneurship, and get updates and free gouge on the people programs and resources to help you in your transition to entrepreneurship.   The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 150 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship: Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.  
How to Get Started Writing Your Book with G. Michael Hopf
197: 21 Books and over 1 Million Sold G. Michael Hopf Interested in becoming a writer? In this episode, Joe Crane interviews Marine Corps Veteran G. Michael Hopf. Michael is the bestselling author of 21 books. Listen and learn from his story!   "People who have found success don’t just sit around and wait... Just write and start doing it." - G. Michael Hopf Experience in the Military Michael enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1989, and his experiences changed his life. He enrolled in the Marine Combat Training.   He also took part of the mission in the Gulf War. To this day, he stays connected with his colleagues. A Successful Transition Nearing his transition, Michael took a terminal leave and went into a commercial diving school. He loved adventure.   He shares two challenges he faced. One is the feeling of being misunderstood. The second is finding a sense of purpose.     After 6 years in the diving school, he became an Executive Protection Agent for 10 years. Both experiences helped him transition into the civilian world successfully. Crafting "Read-worthy" Stories Michael has been writing since high school. What started as a hobby became his career. He is a voracious reader as well.   He remembers reading a book while still in the diving school. That inspired him to craft his own stories. He completed writing a novel within 9 months.      To hear from G. Michael Hopf, download and listen to this episode.   Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!   Check out these links from G. Michael Hopf: Michael’s website Facebook Transitions 2.0 book   Download Joe Crane’s Top 7 Paths to Freedom or get it on your mobile device. Text VETERAN to 38470. Guest Bio G. Michael Hopf Michael Hopf is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and best-selling author of twenty-one books with over one million copies sold. His first book, THE END (Penguin/Random House), started it all and has been translated into four languages and was optioned for film.   While he's not writing, he spends time mentoring new authors, specifically veterans on how to write and complete a book. He lives with his family in San Diego, CA. Join the Veteran on the Move on Facebook!   Check out Veteran on the Move on Facebook to connect with our guests! It’s also a great place where you can stay in touch with other veterans who are transitioning to entrepreneurship, and get updates and free gouge on the people programs and resources to help you in your transition to entrepreneurship.   The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 150 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship: Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.  
Paleo Treats with Navy Veteran Nik Hawks
195: Paleo Treats by Navy Veteran Nik Hawks Chocolate cookies, brownies -- how would you like to have some healthy, gluten-free desserts? Joe Crane shares Paleo Treats by Navy Veteran Nik Hawks. Listen to his story and learn how you too can avail of these healthy, delectable treats!    "You think about the difference in quality and the difference in price, you're basically getting a superific deal on healthy desserts." - Nik Hawks From the Navy to Entrepreneurship Nik joined the Navy in 1995. He had a great time doing the things he dreamed of. In the year 2000, he transitioned into the civilian life. When he met the woman who was to become his wife, she was sold out on entrepreneurship. He saw the possible things he could achieve if he did the same thing. And that inspired him in his journey. One Valuable Skill from the Military Nik saw that even with his well-honed skills, they were not very useful in the civilian life. The hard skills they have like shooting or jumping from an airplane do not transfer well. According to him, learning to do something easily and well is a valuable skill that most Veterans take away from their career in the military. They can step into any job and learn it easily. Paleo Treats for Crossfitters Nik started one business after another. He experienced building websites, running a T-shirt company, as well as driving around California with a mobile notary for real estate. It was in 2009 when he and his wife came across Paleo treats for crossfitters. They started that business and their products were sold out as early as 10 AM in the first day. To this day, they sell healthy desserts. Among which are brownies and chocolate bars. All are strictly made of Paleo ingredients and are also tasty. To hear about Paleo Treats by Navy Veteran Nik Hawks, download and listen to this episode. Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you! Check out these links to the episode Paleo Treats by Navy Veteran Nik Hawks: Paleo Treats website Transitions 2.0 book Download Joe Crane’s Top 7 Paths to Freedom or get it on your mobile device. Text VETERAN to 38470. Nik Hawks Guest Bio Nik Hawks is a former Navy veteran who decided to follow the unconventional route when he transitioned out. From buying a 22' sailboat and taking it from San Diego to Florida, to running 100 miles in the mountains, to starting multiple companies including a successful online cookie shop, Nik has explored far beyond the standard life. Join the Veteran on the Move on Facebook! Check out Veteran on the Move on Facebook to connect with our guests! It’s also a great place where you can stay in touch with other veterans who are transitioning to entrepreneurship, and get updates and free gouge on the people programs and resources to help you in your transition to entrepreneurship. The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 150 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship: Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.  
From Combat Boots to Ranch Road Boots with Sarah Ford
188: From Combat Boots to Ranch Road Boots with Sarah Ford How do you turn your passion into profit? Today, Joe Crane welcomes Marine veteran Sarah of Ranch Road Boots. Learn about her entrepreneurial story on this episode From Combat Boots to Ranch Road Boots with Sarah Ford. Tune in!   "You have a whole lot set up in the backend in order for you to do that, too. Don't get too wrapped up in a business plan. Just go sell your product and you're off to the races." - Sarah Ford   From the Marine Corps to Entrepreneurship Sarah joined the military in 2001 and did logistics in the marines. During her career in the corps, she was stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.   She also had the experience of being the Project Manager for a homebuilder. From the military, she transitioned into the civilian world and took a step forward into entrepreneurship. She studied at Harvard Business School. Inspiration of Ranch Road Boots When Sarah got into Harvard, she went to work at a consulting group. But she was more drawn towards entrepreneurship, so she left her job and went to work for a business owned by her friend's dad.   During which, another friend invited her to work as the Vice President of Sales for his car company.   They ended up doing crowdsourcing automotive design. That was just around the time that Nike was offering custom shoes. She bought custom boots from them and got inspired to do the same for cowboy boots. Success from the Business Battle Group   Sarah started Ranch Road Boots in 2012. By 2014, they opened a ready-to-wear line to scale the business better.   That year, she did a Kickstarter and competed in a Veteran Business Battle Group. Thankfully she won as the crowd favorite and was able to buy more pairs for her business. Now, they are thriving on e-commerce.   To hear about Sarah’s entrepreneurial journey, download and listen to From Combat Boots to Ranch Road Boots with Sarah Ford. Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you! Links to the episode From Combat Boots to Ranch Road Boots with Sarah Ford: Ranch Road Boots website Sarah on Instagram Email: sarah@ranchroadboots.com   Download Joe Crane’s Top 7 Paths to Freedom or get it on your mobile device. Text VETERAN to 38470. Join the Veteran on the Move on Facebook!   Check out Veteran on the Move on Facebook to connect with our guests! It’s also a great place where you can stay in touch with other veterans who are transitioning to entrepreneurship, and get updates and free gouge on the people programs and resources to help you in your transition to entrepreneurship.   The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 150 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship: Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.  
DOD Technology Transfer TechLink with Austin Leach
191: DOD Technology Transfer TechLink with Austin Leach Joe Crane talks about DOD Technology Transfer TechLink with Austin Leach. TechLink is the Department of Defense's only national partnership intermediary for technology transfer. Since 1999, they've helped transfer more than a thousand inventions and have facilitated more than half of all licensed agreements in the US. Tune in for the business opportunity that you too can have with them!   "TechLink is really a great resource for entrepreneurs to identify new technology opportunities, which they could use to either start a new business or to grow their existing business with a new product." - Austin Leach Opportunity with DOD Tech Austin used to work at the Silicon Valley before working for TechLink. It was 2014 when he came across them. He shares that TechLink is funded by the US Department of Defense. They work with research facilities across the country, and has products that can be used by the private sectors. Wide Range of Possibilities The research they conduct is not limited to a certain discipline. They cover many areas of science, and range from new materials to software. Supplying new technology is important to stay ahead in the battlefield. But, according to Austin, the technology they produce may also be used in the commercial marketplace. Steps to Get Started with TechLink For a veteran to get started with TechLink, the first thing to do is to visit their website at techlinkcenter.org. There you will find all the available technology for specific industries. Once you have identified the category, you will be provided with a detailed description. There will also be a point of contact to assist you in valuation and licensing.   To hear about the unique business opportunity at TechLink, download and listen to DOD Technology Transfer TechLink with Austin Leach. Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you! Resources for DOD Technology Transfer TechLink with Austin Leach: TechLink website Point of contact is available on the TechLink website Download Joe Crane’s Top 7 Paths to Freedom or get it on your mobile device. Text VETERAN to 38470. Join the Veteran on the Move on Facebook! Check out Veteran on the Move on Facebook to connect with our guests! It’s also a great place where you can stay in touch with other veterans who are transitioning to entrepreneurship, and get updates and free gouge on the people programs and resources to help you in your transition to entrepreneurship. The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 150 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship: Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.  
Kids That Code Turing School of Software and Design with Air Force Veteran George Hudson
Episode 128: George Hudson is a former United States Air Force sergeant turned software programmer. The military taught George leadership, organizational skills, and the importance of continuous professional training. He made the switch to computer programming to spend more time with his family and open the door for more opportunity. George launched Kids Who Code at the Turing School of Software and Design in 2015. - Kids that code - Teach for America Veterans - Scratch language my MIT to teach code - Ruby Language - We teach Agile Courses to produce the MVP - The waterfall approach https://www.turing.io/ Check out these free resources to get started coding: https://www.codecademy.com/ https://scratch.mit.edu/   http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ Being a good software developer does not prepare you to teach development. The Turing staff blends computer programming experience with years of classroom instruction. No other team can match our depth of expertise and on-the-ground instructional experience. OUR TEAM Is skilled in education pedagogy with over 30 years of aggregate classroom experience. Builds on lessons learned from creating both Hungry Academy and gSchool. Trains professional development teams at top technology companies like LivingSocial, Boeing, Accenture, and Sony Playstation. Contributes to the community, presenting at and helping organize RubyConf, RailsConf, JSConf and dozens of smaller conferences. Is committed to making our program inviting and accessible to a broad range of people, regardless of academic background, professional background, age, race, gender, gender identification or sexual orientation.   The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 100 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship:  Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.
Get Coding Now with Operation Code Army Veteran and Founder David Molina
125: An accomplished military officer, entrepreneur, and self-taught developer, David is the Founder & Executive Director of Operation Code, a coding 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps active military, guard & reserve citizen soldiers, veterans and their families learn to code and build software to change the world. After a decade of service in uniform, David founded Operation Code when he couldnt use his New GI Bill to go to code school to become a software developer and build his dream web app. The fastest way for military, veterans and their families to get coding. Veteran-founded and led, our military veterans community of coders and volunteer software developers can help you get unstuck, learn a new programming language and contributing to open source software in no time. Find out more about David Molina and Operation Code on Davids personal Blog: http://davidmolina.github.io/ http://davidmolina.github.io/about/ http://davidmolina.github.io/resume/   Save Time Like our days in the military, time on target is key. Hack and pair program with a software mentor at no-cost. You've already served and it's our way of saying thank you. code Hands-on Coding We use Slack, a real-time communication app to post questions and answers, and share snippets of code. When that doesn't work, we can jump on a Screenhero and pair program even faster sharing screens. group Expert Insights Our software mentors work the full spectrum from tech startups to defense federal contractors with one thing in common: ensuring our military veterans learn the new 21st century literacy skill. language Nurturing Space Our active community of military and veterans open source software & hardware enthusiasts help you gain real-world app experience, share job opportunities, conference scholarships, and opportunities to build on your military experience. When you're planning to leave the military visit USAA's separations tools and advice for information on readiness and making a successful transition. http://www.veteranonthemove.com/leavingthemilitary The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 100 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship:  Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.
School of Advanced Adulting with T.A. Somers
121: T. A. Somers is committed to helping high achievers create balanced lives on their own terms. She is a speaker, coach and creator of the online course series: The School of Advanced Adulting.  During her time in the U. S. Army Military Intelligence Corp, T. A. made a name for herself by constantly challenging herself to be the best in all areas. T. A. now shares that passion and her unique, bold approach with her clients through her coaching, live events, daily live stream events and motivational video channel on YouTube. - What's a person to do to EXCEL at this adulting thing? - How about vacations when YOU want them? - How about sailing through so-called financial "emergencies" with zero stress? - How about indulging your passions without selling your soul? - How about being able to love your job AND your family life?   That level of freedom is not some pie-in-the-sky dream. That's what adulting is SUPPOSED to look like. Living paycheck to paycheck, wallowing in debt, pinching every penny and praying for the weekend is NOT NORMAL - it's AVERAGE. There's a difference. If you think this is the part of the story where I tell you how to make stacks and stacks of cash, earn 5 figures every hour or any other version of the story in which you suddenly become someone totally different than who you've always been with just 5 easy steps, I'm going to have to disappoint you. This is actually the part of the story where I tell you I have personally experienced the lifestyle of Debt-free Bounce-back  Go-where-I-want-to Buy-what-I-want-to WHEN-I-Want-To WHILE having an incredible time with my family freedom. . . and I did it on way less money than you're probably bringing in right now. When you're planning to leave the military visit USAA's separations tools and advice for information on readiness and making a successful transition. http://www.veteranonthemove.com/leavingthemilitary The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 100 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship:  Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.
Scout Military Discounts App with Army Veteran Cody McGraw
129:  Cody McGraw is from Portland, Oregon. Raised in a family business, he got a lot of his entrepreneur skill sets by watching his parents operate their catering company. He graduated college from a private university near Chicago called Olivet. He got his B.S. degree in Mass Communications and a Minor in Military Science. Cody has a passion for business and has a deep appreciation for technology. Cody Founded SCOUT in mid-2014 with a desire to "enrich the lives of the military community." From culturing partnerships, driving the brand and managing the team, Cody is full-time SCOUT. He enjoys working with this incredible community.   http://www.scoutmilitarydiscounts.com/#home   The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 100 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship:  Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.    
Start Your Affiliate Marketing Business with Priest Willis Affiliate Mission
120: Priest Willis, Sr is President of Affiliate Mission – the fastest growing affiliate management startup in North Carolina. Priest got his start in affiliate marketing in early 2000’s where he cut his teeth building a few niche affiliate sites and eventually started managing company programs like Lenovo, Atomicpark.com and BuyCostumes.com.  We are going to talk about Affiliate Mission and where affiliate marketing is today. - Get started in Affiliate Marketing - Affiliate Mission is an affiliate marketing and management company with a mission. - Increase your customer base and help create conversions - Increase your visibility and online reputation - Launch or re-launch your affiliate program   Affiliate Mission is a premier affiliate marketing and management agency dedicated to your needs and the needs of your business. We realize that your time is valuable and your success is crucial; we offer one of the most comprehensive arrays of affiliate management services in the industry, designed to maximize your profits and ensure your continued success in the affiliate marketing world. When you're planning to leave the military visit USAA's separations tools and advice for information on readiness and making a successful transition. http://www.veteranonthemove.com/leavingthemilitary The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 100 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship:  Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.
Jump Start Your Business with Army Veteran Brian Richardson Founder of Vetlaunched
109:  Get your business launched with VetLaunch. “Professionals have coaches. Amateurs don’t.” -Robert Kiyosaki Brian Richardson is a business coach and the founder of VetLaunched.com. As an entrepreneur and fellow veteran, he understands the processes needed to build and grow a business. His other businesses have involved financial services, a business newspaper, BBQ, and loss prevention. Working on business strategy is what gets him up in the morning! http://traffic.libsyn.com/veteranonthemove/Brain_Richardson_EP_109.mp3 Get the Jump Start Course I help veteran-owned small businesses build or tweak their value propositions and business model strategies so that you can attract, keep and profit from the right customers. Your business is far too important not to succeed. Too often I have seen great intentions, viable businesses and meaningful ideas get swallowed up by the details of business. A lack of proper resources and tools…not knowing where to turn for answers…being given vague or blanket advice can all lead to a business failure. I believe that given the proper tools, resources and support…you will be able to grow your business and live the life that you set out to create. Your passion and determination are required, but we’ll assume you already have that. Now let’s fill in the gaps. My own story has taken lots of paths, and rarely in a straight line. The military, financial services, newspaper publisher, senior services (a big fat failure), a glorified BBQ hobby and a loss prevention company (with and without partnerships)…all before starting to coach entrepreneurs like you. That might seem like an oddly diverse background…but that’s the great part! I am thankful for that diversity because all of them have had varying degrees of technology, uniqueness, difficulty and enjoyment. Get the Jump Start Course The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 100 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship:  Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.
Self Sealing Water Balloon with Army Veteran Troy Stark TUUUUS LLC
116: Troy Stark is an army veteran who served during the 1980's. Following that he flew for a cargo airline supporting the troops during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Currently, he is a Captain with JetBlue Airways. On the side he enjoys coming up with new ideas and patents. His current patent will completely revolutionize the latex party balloon industry. He is here to introduce the first ever self-sealing balloon named glooeys. http://traffic.libsyn.com/veteranonthemove/Veteran20On20The20Move20EP2011620Troy20Stark.mp3 Troy was previously assigned to Forscom Flight Detachment. He flew cargo support during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is currently a single dad to a 14 year old daughter. Troy and his friend Wes have a patent on the first and only self-sealing latex balloon. This will eventually be the de facto balloon. Thier focus is to manufacture a balloon that doesn't require a menacing knot to seal. - Glooey’s is the first and only patented self-sealing balloon. - Professional pilots and semi professional dads invent the first self sealing balloon. - Dad Inventors create the world's first self sealing ballon.  - Balloons of the future will all be self-sealing. When you think of a balloon, you probably think of the decorative kind at birthday parties and other events. But balloons can also be used for other things like medical treatment, military defense, transportation or meteorology. In the very beginning, balloons were made out of dried animal bladders. Luckily we’ve figured out how to make balloons out of latex and PET film now. But the basic balloon hasn’t really changed much since 1931. http://www.glooeys.com/ Wes came up with the glooeys idea after tying water balloons for his then 4yo son. While his son could easily fill them, tying was, and still is, an issue. Once he had verified that the idea was doable, he contacted Troy to further the project.  Several years and many prototypes later the product has become what it is today. The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 100 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship:  Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.
Military One Click Founder and Navy Spouse Jennifer Pilcher
101: Jenn Pilcher started Military One Click to provide information and resources to military families on the issues of PCS, jobs and moving.  Jenn wanted to create one place to go for all issues related to military relocation that aggregated the vast amount of information, made it easy to navigate and easy to find.  Military One Click also brings military families in touch with the services and resources of the local civilian community.  In just 5 years, Jenn grew her idea into a vibrant and successful business that she eventually sold to a large company that hired her back to still run the business. Strategic Military Communications, LLC, provides firsthand expertise in communication strategies, social business and technology for the public and private military space. Founded in 2012, SMC is a woman-owned small business led by Jennifer Pilcher, one of the nation’s foremost experts on military families. Ms. Pilcher combined her personal background as a military spouse for over 18 years with her professional experiences in communication, and launched SMC. Ms. Pilcher developed SMC as the solution for organizations looking to work with a company that understands the military community demographic, the military consumer and the military lifestyle. Ms. Pilcher is also the Founder of MilitaryOneClick.com, a premier online resource for active duty military, reservists, veterans, and their families connecting them to companies in the civilian sector such as; The U.S. Chamber Hiring Our Heroes Program, MetLife TriCare Dental Program, The Amazon Military Talent Program, La Quinta Inns & Suites, The Sittercity Department of Defense Program, USAA and more. The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 100 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship:  Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.
KC Drone Company with Army Veteran Casey Adams
74: Army Veteran Casey Adams is the founder of the Kansas City Drone Company and has over 7 years of Department of Defense related UAS experience. He has built, programmed, and flown UAS in direct support and ISR operations (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance). Aerial data acquisition, exploitation, and dissemination are among his skill sets. He studied UAS, aviation, and robotics at K-State in Salina. He enjoys autonomous robots, artificial intelligence, and other gadgetry. He is a huge proponent of airspace safety and general ‘drone’ education. He enjoys a fine whiskey and is trying to beat his personal record of 3 minutes to solve a rubix cube. The Kansas City Drone Company is a UAS related data company. KC Drone Company offers low altitude aerial solutions. We currently offer photos videos and mapping services to a wide range of clients. We are the only company in Kansas City that has a FAA 333 Exemption and Blanket COA. So far, we have been featured on every major news outlet in KC and have been contacted by CNN and KDOT Aviation to speak as a subject matter expert. Our customers range from small companies to fortune 100 companies.
Operation Job Ready Veterans with CEO and Marine Veteran Tony Cross
73: Tony Cross is Chief Executive Officer for the Career Learning and Employment Center for Veterans, Inc., also known as Operation: Job Ready Veterans. From 1979 to 1998, Mr. Cross proudly served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, earning the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and serving as a Marine Drill Instructor. After retiring from military service, Mr. Cross transitioned into the workforce development profession in order to serve and support the veteran community. An Indiana native, Mr. Cross earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University in Business Management and Human Resources. He is a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses.
How Marine Corps Recruiting Uses Social Media with Marine Dan Evans
90: Dan Evans is the Social Marketing Director for Marine Corps Recruiting, West. Dan is responsible for developing and rolling out a comprehensive social media strategy for over 1,000 recruiters across the Western U.S. In addition to being a Marine, Dan is a fellow podcaster, a husband, and father of three."
Trust Your Crazy Ideas with Navy Veteran Kirk Coco Founder of NOLA Brewing
94: Kirk Coco is a native of New Orleans, who spent 11 years in the United States Navy serving as a Surface Warfare Officer.  During his commission he served as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer of the USS CHOSIN, Chief Engineer of the USS PELICAN, Operations Officer of the USS CAMDEN and served onboard the USS RONALD REAGAN as Tactical Action Officer/Readiness Officer for Destroyer Squadron Seven.  Kirk chose to leave the Navy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to return to New Orleans and help in the rebuilding and renewal of the city. After a short career with Capital One Bank, Kirk began his initial dream of bringing production and manufacturing back to New Orleans, founding NOLA Brewing Company in 2008. Since Dixie's departure from the city in 2005, NOLA Brewing is the only operating production brewery in Orleans Parish. In May 2015 Kirk began work on NOLA Distilling Company, a craft distillery located just 8 blocks from NOLA Brewery which will produce Vodka, Gin and Whiskeys for the New Orleans cocktail scene. Kirk is a founding member of the Louisiana Beer Board, a group whose mission is to bring the best craft brewed beers into Louisiana and increase the knowledge and availability of craft brewed beers to New Orleans, as well as the State of Louisiana. He is also a founding member of the LA Brewer’s Guild, organizing brewers in the state for the first time, and ensuring a strong commitment from government for the burgeoning craft beer movement.   Trust your crazy ideas and don't quit until it is absolutely over!
A Battle Won by Handshakes: The Story of Alpha Company 1/5 | Marine Veteran Lucas Dyer
66: Lucas A. Dyer is a US Marine who served thirteen years on active duty in the infantry before joining the Marine Corps Reserves. He has deployed multiple times, including to the Middle East and Helmand, Afghanistan, where he was decorated with combat valor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology, is a certified and licensed sports nutritionist, and writes about nutrition for Jiu-Jitsu Magazine. He is currently married and lives in Southern California.  As a US Marine, Lucas A. Dyer engaged in combat with the Taliban in Afghanistan?s heroin capital of Helmand. He fought in the Battle of Khanjar while participating in Operation Enduring Freedom from May 2009 to December 2009. He was one of the four thousand Marines who fought under Brig. Gen. Larry Nicholson as a member of the Second Marine Expeditionary Brigade, which also included 650 Afghan soldiers. As a small unit leader and platoon commander leading Marines in battle, he fought terrorists and their allies on their home turf, witnessing unspeakable violence in the process. At a certain point, however, he and his fellow Marines realized that an eye for an eye would not accomplish their objectives; that marked a turning point for them, and a basis of true success began to unfold. Relying on counterinsurgency operations, they began shaking hands one at a time?and that was how they ultimately drove the Taliban away. Day by day and week by week, they proved that a small fighting force could work together with Afghans to become brothers-in-arms. In this memoir, Dyer recalls the events of his time in Afghanistan, sharing true stories from the front lines of how his company was able to win their battles through handshakes.
Passive Income Supporting Education | Air Force Veteran Matt Miller with School Spirit Vending
68: Matt Miller spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering the corporate world to work at both Abbott Laboratories and Valassis. While a top performer for both companies, his long term desire was to start a business and be his own boss. A good friend one day mentioned the gum ball machines he and his young daughters owned, and that conversation began a 10 year business quest that has brought Matt's company, School Spirit Vending, to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries. Today, School Spirit Vending's Hassle-Free fundraising program is helping schools in 23 states raise money in it's own unique way.
Practical Field Guide for Master Networking with Alana Muller Author of Coffee Lunch Coffee
151: Take Your Networking to the Next Level with Alana Muller Author of Coffee Lunch Coffee   What’s your story? On today’s episode, Joe Crane shares how you can take your networking to the next level with Alana Muller author of Coffee Lunch Coffee. Tune in and learn how you can connect with others and achieve the success you want!   The Networking Expert   Alana Muller is a Networking speaker, workshop facilitator, coach and author of the book, Coffee Lunch Coffee: A Practical Field Guide for Master Networking and a companion blog, CoffeeLunchCoffee.com.   Her accessible, relevant, immediately actionable approach to professional Networking for those interested in connecting with others, getting involved in their community, seeking to advance their career or looking to build social relationships has helped thousands of people formulate a strategic mindset around Networking while creating a game plan to get out there and connect.   Journey to Success   Alana proudly hails from Kansas City, and highly appreciates the military. When she was born, her dad was drafted to Germany. She lived there with her parents in an army base.   In college, she studied as a Math major who was very much interested in numbers and in analyzing things. Alana was fortunately recruited out of college to work in investment banking in New York. Eventually she moved to Chicago for her MBA, and focused on general management and strategy.   Soon she returned to Kansas City, and worked with Sprint Corporation for 10 years. Alana’s experiences provided her with great insights that she still applies now as a successful networking professional.   The Decision of a Lifetime   Sometimes in life we make decisions that drastically change our lives. Alana recalls her experience from an annual retreat at the University of Chicago. It caught her attention so much that it made her question her situation that time.   There were 2 speakers in the retreat. The first was her former UC classmate, who also got recruited out of college to a big company. After few years, however, she decided to quit to begin her own business.   The second speaker talked about networks. From them, Alana realized one thing: the attendees consisted of people who wanted to become entrepreneurs and  the speakers were the only ones in the retreat who were living up to that career.   To hear how you can Take Your Networking to the Next Level with Alana Muller Author of Coffee Lunch Coffee, download and listen to the entire episode. Leave us a rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We love hearing from you!   If you are short on time, here are the highlights of Take Your Networking to the Next Level with Alana Muller Author of Coffee Lunch Coffee:   Who is Alana Muller? ([1:54]) Life-changing decision? ([5:15]) Most impactful idea? ([8:50]) The fast track program? ([11:17]) Issues on networking? ([17:42]) Tips to get started in networking? ([22:15]) Power of networking? ([27:40])   Episode Links:   Coffee Lunch Coffee blog Coffee Lunch Coffee book 11 Tips for Making the Most of a Networking Event (free download)   Join the Veteran on the Move on Facebook!   Check out Veteran on the Move on Facebook to connect with our guests! It’s also a great place where you can stay in touch with other veterans who are transitioning to entrepreneurship, and get updates and free gouge on the people programs and resources to help you in your transition to entrepreneurship.   The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 150 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship: Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources.  Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud,
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