Support for our military veterans has never been higher than it is today. Many businesses have an interest in employing veterans, but they don’t know how to connect, and they don’t really understand the skills veterans can bring to their business. Something similar can be said about veterans in transition and their understanding of the business world.
Hi, I’m Frank Strong, I’m a veteran, I’ve worked in businesses of all sizes, small-, medium and large, today I’m a business owner and I’m hosting a new podcast coming soon the PodCo Media Network called “Boots about Business.”
We’re going to interview business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs that all started their careers wearing boots in service of the US armed forces. This podcast will be equal parts about sharing great stories, helping veterans, helping businesses and ultimately helping them both understand each other.
The show will be available soon on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. Keep an eye on the show’s website for the launch details.
Episode 18: How a Nuclear Machinist Mate got into Real Estate; Navy Veteran Craig Hatcher of Georgia Residential Realty
December 16th, 2020 | 35 mins 12 secs
Episode 16: A Business Incubator and Support Network for Military Veteran Entrepreneurs; Business Author and Navy Vet Todd Connor on the Third Shift Entrepreneur
November 18th, 2020 | 32 mins 30 secs
Navy Vet Todd Connor, the author of The Third Shift Entrepreneur, tells us about Bunker Labs an incubator for military veterans seeking to start a business.
November 10th, 2020 | 4 mins 24 secs
Episode 15: How to Identify those Transferable Skills: Retired Sergeant Major Turned High-Tech Business Recruiter with Tips for Veterans in Transition
November 4th, 2020 | 31 mins 20 secs
Veterans are quick learners that are loyal and perform well under pressure. They have a sense of integrity, selflessness, teamwork and resiliency. However, articulating these things and other transferable skills onto a civilian resume one of the hardest things for veterans in transition to do.
Episode 14: Setting Up Military Affairs Programs in Business; Former Marine and Public Defender, Joshua Wilson Now Advocates for America’s Warrior Partnership
October 21st, 2020 | 29 mins 27 secs
Setting Up Military Affairs Programs in Business; Former Marine and Public Defender, Joshua Wilson Now Advocates for America’s Warrior Partnership
Episode 13: This Former “8th & I” Marine Once Tried to Open a Dominoes Franchise; Today He’s an Entrepreneur with a Wearable Stylus that Might Help Protect Us from COVID
October 7th, 2020 | 25 mins 31 secs
This Former “8th & I” Marine Once Tried to Open a Dominoes Franchise; Today He’s an Entrepreneur with a Wearable Stylus that Might Help Protect Us from COVID
Episode 12: Uncommon Route to Self-Employment: How Army Vet Ruthie Bowles Turned Her MI Experience into a Marketing Career
September 16th, 2020 | 33 mins 51 secs
Uncommon Route to Self-Employment: How Army Vet Ruthie Bowles Turned Her Military Intelligence Experience into a Marketing Career
Episode 11: Veterans as a Source of Cybersecurity Talent; Tim Callahan, Air Force Vet and Aflac SVP and Global CISO
September 2nd, 2020 | 25 mins 32 secs
One source of cybersecurity talent is veterans because that have a natural inclination to protect information and gauging risk, according to Tim Callahan, SVP and global chief information security officer (CISO) at Aflac.
Episode 10: Entrepreneurship with Training Wheels: Bill Williams on Helping Veterans with Franchise Ownership
August 19th, 2020 | 26 mins 59 secs
Episode 9: Thinking of a Judge as the General; How Pair of Army Veterans Turned Lawyers – Husband and Wife – Opened their Own Practice
August 5th, 2020 | 26 mins 37 secs
Episode 8: Leaving the Army and Starting a Business During a Recession: Brian Butler of Vistra Communications
July 15th, 2020 | 20 mins 21 secs
Episode 7: Unbreakable Excellence: Army Vet Bob Eisiminger on Building and Selling a Company for $250 Million
July 1st, 2020 | 22 mins 37 secs
Episode 6: Tossing the Resume – a Match Making App for Employers and Veterans; Robyn Grable of Veteran’s ACSEND
June 17th, 2020 | 26 mins 32 secs
Episode 5: How to Come Back from a Kick in the Teeth; Dianne Falk an MI Officer Turned Management Consultant
June 3rd, 2020 | 21 mins 14 secs