The MILBIZ Show: Your Business Battle Buddy
By Damian Taafe-McMenamy: Entrepreneur, Soldier and Spouse
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Too many service members and spouses struggle to find meaningful work outside and after the military. Constant moves, continually changing jobs and the difficulty of capturing the military experience on a resume can make finding a job challenging. The current environment compounds this challenge through a struggling economy, a downsizing military and high unemployment for veterans and spouses. Now, more than ever, service members and spouses should consider entrepreneurship. Building a small business enables founders to create the meaningful work that matches their lifestyle. With planning and preparation, you can create a business that gives you the purpose, flexibility, and income that you want instead of taking what is available on the job market. If this sounds like you, if you want to learn how to design, launch, and build your own business, then MILBIZ is for you.
||MB028: Finding Opportunities in Everything You Do with my dad, MAJ Retired Dr. Charles Wayne McMenamy||In this episode we talk about how opportunities to excel and learn are available all around you with my dad, MAJ Retired Dr.… Read the rest||12/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB026: Finding My Tribe at the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum||In this episode, I get to talk to you about going to my very first conference and all the amazing things that people in our community are doing.… Read the rest||10/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB025: Connecting Veterans and Communities Though Fitness Michael Erwin from Team Red White and Blue.||In this episode we talk about starting a non-profit, building a brand, and connecting veterans with their community with Mike Erwin.… Read the rest||10/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB024: What it takes to Design, Manufacture and Distribute a Product with Matt Butler||In this episode we talk about using an idea book, developing a lawn game, and building your company foundations with Matt Butler.… Read the rest||10/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB023: Blending Entertainment with Education Through Games with Jonny Coreson from Pillar Games.||In this episode we talk about amazing Alaska, making education fun, and building a video game with Jonny Coreson.… Read the rest||10/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB022: Learning from Others, applying the Entrepreneurial Art and Building a Website||In this episode, I talk about how to use other people’s experience to learn without having to make the same mistakes, the art of being an entrepreneur and the basics of building a website.… Read the rest||10/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB021: Why Pre-Veterans are the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs||In this episode, we talk about the many rainy days in Seattle, the evolution of becoming an active-duty entrepreneur, and how Pre-Veterans can become entrepreneurs with Jason Anderson.… Read the rest||9/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Title: MB020: Challenging the Way You Think About Your Business with Alana Le||In this episode, we talk about the many rainy days in Seattle, learning to challenge yourself in your business, and building a community with Alana Le.… Read the rest||9/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB019: Disrupting How the Military Innovates with Benjamin Kohlmann||In this episode, we talk about being the Professor, finding your intellectual sparring partner, and launching a conference with Benjamin Kohlmann.… Read the rest||9/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB018: Enhancing Military Lives with Just One Click!||In this episode, we talk about cats walking on keyboards, finding good resources, and the challenges of managing a team across the world with Jennifer Pilcher.… Read the rest||9/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB017: Building an Entertainment Empire with Timothy Lawson||In this episode, we talk about sweater vests, the challenge of discussing challenging topics and building an entertainment empire with Timothy Lawson.… Read the rest||8/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB016: Bringing traditional American style to the modern era with Josh Steinman||In this episode we talk about fighting dictators, what makes a good sock, and launching a company while still serving with Josh Steinman.… Read the rest||8/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB015: Designing games that bring people together with Patrick “Warden” Lysaght||In this episode we talk about the development process, the importance of getting feedback and how board games bring families together with Patrick “Warden” Lysaght.… Read the rest||8/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB014: Taking the Uncertainty out of the Military Relocation Process with Greg Call||In this episode we talk about the how the Navy has the good posts, the challenges of the permanent change of station and how community can make the whole process easier with Greg Call.… Read the rest||8/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB013: Buying an existing business with Kevin Gentzler from the Queens Pantry||In this episode we talk about, the challenges of buying an existing business and leveraging the military skills of initiative and innovation while adapting to a new opportunity with Kevin Gentzler.… Read the rest||7/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB012: Free your personality to build a brand that connects with Kaye Putnam||In this episode we talk about the cool kids club, the challenges of moving your career every couple of years and infusing your brand with personality with Kaye Putnam.… Read the rest||7/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB011: Fashion Design and Social Entrepreneurship with Emily Núñez||In this episode, we talk about starting a company while still serving, designing a fashion brand and the importance of teamwork with Emily Núñez.… Read the rest||7/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB010: Setting the podcasting world on fire with John Lee Dumas||In this episode, we talk how important a financial cushion is in transition, walking away from success and becoming a top ranked podcaster with John Lee Dumas.… Read the rest||7/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB009: Learning the World of Finance and Investing in Yourself with Jeff Rose||In this episode, we talk protecting the prime minister of Iraq, going from being anti-numbers, to becoming a financial planner and the importance of differentiating yourself.… Read the rest||6/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB008: Simplifying how to reach your students with Rob Hastings from Onlessons.com||In this episode we talk about effective communication, selling your first venture and how you pivot in the development of you business with Rob Hastings from Onlessons.com.… Read the rest||6/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB007: Using a creative mindset to build a small business with Tom Morkes from Insurgent Publishing||In this episode we talk jumping from helicopters, how you can make money by letting people pay what they want, and how the publishing world needs to change with Tom Morkes.… Read the rest||6/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB006: Leveraging social media to build meaningful relationships with David Gowel||In this episode we talk about being a LinkedIn Jedi, using social media in your business and how to operate as a service-member in a civilian professional world with David Gowel.… Read the rest||6/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB005: Empowering Military Spouses through Networking and In Gear Career with Amanda Crowe||In this episode we talk about the challenges of maintaining a career while constantly moving, some shocking statistics about spouse unemployment, and how In Gear Career is working to help spouses build professional networks with Amanda Crowe.||6/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB004: Dressing for success with Antonio Centeno||In this episode we talk about going from aviator to infantry, how veterans have the skills to be successful even if they don’t know it, and why clothing matters with Antonio Centeno.… Read the rest||5/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB003: Justen Garrity from Veteran Compost||In this episode we talk compost, explosives, education, and how to pitch your idea with Justen Garrity.… Read the rest||5/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB002: Scott Fussell from Command Your Business||In this episode we talk podcasting, Kuwait before air-conditioners, joining the corporate workforce and the brotherhood of veterans with Scott Fussell.… Read the rest||5/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||MB001: MILBIZ Launch – We go Live!||We go live with the first episode of The MILBIZ Show! … Read the rest||5/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Damian does an great job of highlighting Military Entrepreneurs and inspiring people to start. Just added it to my Must Listen list!
Military community needs this!
So excited that MILBIZ has gone live! Looking forward to many exciting topics!
What a great resource for those of us in the military and our spouses who are looking to exercise our entrepreneurial spirit. Looking forward to MILBIZ Mondays.