FOB: Financial Operating Base Apr 10, 2020
Air Force Officer to Mil Spouse and Photography Entrepreneur: Trish Alegre-Smith
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, she’s taken photos along the way and can share her story about starting and growing her photography business with us today on the Financial Operating Base.
Trish can be reached at website www.soyourlife.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Jaden Risner of Family proud
Jaden can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Made in the USA with Dean Wegner 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@example.com
Consulting to Mompreneurs with Chandra Adusei
Chandra can be reached at chandraadusei.com/
Discussing Transitions with Bryce Mahoney
Bryce can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike and Samantha Gomolka
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.
Samantha can be reached on Facebook at "Samantha Gomolka, 2019 AFI National Guard Spouse of the Year" https://www.facebook.com/AFISamanthagomolka/
Project K9 Hero
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Or contact him at www.Projectk9hero.org and use the contact us field.
Providing Freedom with Outsourced Service Solutions
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@example.com.
SPECIAL-Managing through COVID-19: Pursuing New Opportunities in Apparel
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 creativity to respond to crisis.
Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL-Managing Through COVID-19: A Charitable Pivot in Apparel
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@example.com
SPECIAL-Managing through COVID-19: Restaurant Industry with Scott Maitland
Basics of Business Valuation
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.linkedin.com/in/jeff-plank-mba-cva-cepa/.
Helping Veterans Transition with Rob Kirila of Your Grateful Nation
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 that helps special operations veterans transition into executive career paths. Rob is a veteran of the US Army Special Forces and serves as executive director of YGN.
Rob can be reached at https://www.yourgratefulnation.org/contact/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Holiday Episode: Giving Tuesday Military
On December 3, Samantha and co-founder Maria reed were featured on the Today Show! See the fantastic segment here:
Samantha can be reached on facebook at www.facebook.com/AFISamanthagomolka/
Veterans Referring Veterans with Justin Clark
Brewing Up Success: Forward Operating Base Brewery
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 founder Jarred Wharton.
Jared can be reached at https://www.facebook.com/FOBbrewing/
Non-Profit Business Lessons
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:
From the Front Lines to Fashion with Chris Costa of Pocket Square Heroes
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, and founder of Pocket Square Heroes.
Chris can be reached at info@PocketSquareHeroes.com.
Vision, Commitment, Resourcefulness with Jesse Iwuji
He can be reached on social media at @jesse_iwuji.
Seda can be reached at Seda.Goff@penfed.org.
Innovative Technology (Solar)
Social Impact in a For-Profit Business
Mike can be reached at email@example.com.
Business Owners at the Military Influencer Conference
The Power of Networking
Curtez can be reached at www.linkedin.com/in/curtezriggs/.
Purpose and Revenue
Steven can be reached at www.facebook.com/StevenKuhnOfficial/
Marketing and Messaging
Trish can be reached at www.facebook.com/trish.leto or trishleto.com/.
Creating and Manufacturing a New Product
Designing, manufacturing, marketing and selling a new product can be a daunting endeavor. Today on the Financial Operating Base we’ll be discussing the journey of the Lagio Lap Desk with Troy Goldhammer, US Army Veteran and founder of Aeon Gold. Be sure to listen through the interview to the extra conversation that highlights the importance and value of relationships.
Troy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Resources As a Way to Build Culture
Jason can be reached at email@example.com.
Overcoming Adversity with Aaron Hale
In this special episode, we speak with Aaron Hale, veteran of both the US Navy and US Army, who has overcome the adversery of severe combat injury to thrive personally and in his business.
Entrepreneurship as a Milspouse
Flossie Hall, Milspouse entrepreneur and business coach, joins us to discuss her entrepreneurial journey and how she's helping veteran and veteran spouse entrepreneurs as a business coach with the Rosie Network. You can reach Flossie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bootstrapping and Funding Your Business
US Army Veteran and owner of Vet2BizLife Dan Dwyer joins us to discuss different options to bootstrap and fund your business. You can reach Dan at email@example.com.
US Army Veteran Andy Nelson of Fortis, LLP joins us to discuss various considerations regarding intellectual property, including risks, protections and other considerations. You can reach Andy at ANelson@fortislaw.com.
Leading a Non-profit Organization
Our guest this week is John Coogan, Executive Director of the Folded Flag Foundation. He discusses the mission of the Foundation, along with some of the operational and leadership considerations and practices he applies as he leads the organization.
You can get in touch with Brandyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the Financial Operating Base (FOB) Podcast
Welcome to the Financial Operating Base (FOB) Podcast. In this introductory episode, Jeff and Joe discuss their backgrounds, what the FOB is, and what they're trying to do to help the veteran entrepreneur community.
You can get in touch with Joe at email@example.com and you can reach Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the FOB Facebook community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2193298840950781/
"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." --Henry Ford