Sun 10/10/2021

Apex Gear Company

2021-10-10T10:24:24-07:00October 10th, 2021|

Apex Gear Company co-founders Nick Wyatt (Marine Corps) and Drew Everett (Army) have been friends since childhood. They first partnered on an e-commerce site for Nick’s family owned company Foot Medic Insoles. One day they had a great idea – a one stop marketplace for Veteran owned retailers and Veteran brands. They assumed someone else had already filled that market gap but extensive research showed they were wrong. Apex Gear Company debuted to the public on September 11th. There are [...]

Tue 8/24/2021

GORUCK Co-Founder & CEO Jason McCarthy

2021-08-24T10:55:39-07:00August 24th, 2021|

GORUCK co-founder and CEO Jason McCarthy says his path from leaving the Special Forces to building a $100 million company is a “cautionary tale”.  He even wrote a book titled “How Not to Start a Backpack Company.” Jason served with the Green Berets and his wife Emily was a CIA Case Officer deployed to West Africa. Jason put together a “go-ruck” for Emily to carry in her vehicle and home.  This planted the seeds for GORUCK, but it was a [...]

Sun 8/8/2021

Bone Frog Cellars/Bone Frog Coffee – Tim Cruickshank

2021-08-08T19:53:30-07:00August 8th, 2021|

Bone Frog Cellars and Bone Frog Coffee Founder and CEO Tim Cruickshank says “giving is the reason we exist as a company.”  I bet you won’t find that mission statement on many company websites. Tim served with SEAL teams on both coasts. In addition to being the team corpsman he was also the primarily responsible for demolitions. “My kids knew nothing but me being at war the entire time. I was gone for half my son’s life at one time.” [...]

Sat 7/10/2021

Declan James Watch Company – Brian Dougherty

2021-07-10T23:00:14-07:00July 10th, 2021|

Declan James Watch Company founder Brian Dougherty is applying the attitude and mental toughness he was taught as a Navy SEAL to help with his career as an entrepreneur. Excerpts from the SEAL’s creed give credence to his belief. Examples include; “We demand discipline. We expect innovation. The lives of my teammates and the success of our mission depend on me – my technical skill, tactical proficiency, and attention to detail. My training is never complete.” Brian thinks he may [...]

Sun 6/6/2021

Sons of Valor – Andrews & Wilson

2021-06-06T15:44:45-07:00June 6th, 2021|

Sons of Valor is the latest release from internationally best-selling Navy Veteran authors Jeffrey Wilson and Brian Andrews. Jeffrey served as a combat surgeon operating with SEAL teams and a Joint Special Operations Task Force. Brian served as an officer on fast attack submarines. They both join us to shed some insights into their new book. We also discuss how the military concepts of teamwork and mission before self have been transferred over to their writing and promotional models. Sons [...]

Sun 10/11/2020

Merica Bourbon – Derek Sisson

2020-12-21T22:49:26-07:00October 11th, 2020|

Merica Bourbon Founder Derek Sisson warns aspiring entrepreneurs “When you decide to make that leap into starting your own business, brace for impact.”  Nonetheless he has great advice to share in our latest Veteran Entrepreneur segment. Derek served five years as a Force Recon Marine and compares the Special Forces to the “entrepreneurs” of the military world. After leaving the Corps he was forced into entrepreneurship because he needed to make a living but “..there weren’t a lot of companies [...]

Sun 8/16/2020

AZ Shooter’s World – Phillip Roux

2021-01-10T18:19:24-07:00August 16th, 2020|

AZ Shooter's World CEO Phillip Roux thought they had a pretty diverse customer base – until the COVID Crisis hit. This Veteran Entrepreneur feature explores doing business in the time of crisis – in an industry that has seen a tremendous impact. Phil had a number of family members who served in the military so joining the Army reserves seemed a natural path. He volunteered for a special assignment supporting various agencies doing drug interdiction along the US-Mexico border. When [...]

Sun 8/2/2020

Battle Bars – Ian Sparks & Alex Witt

2021-01-10T18:20:58-07:00August 2nd, 2020|

Battle Bars was inspired out of a family tragedy. Now this Veteran owned and operated company is making waves in the protein bar industry and giving back to their communities along the way. Company co-founder and Chief Operations Officer Ian Sparks (Army Combat Engineer) and CEO Alex Witt (Navy Master-At-Arms) join us for a Veteran Entrepreneur feature. Like many entrepreneurial efforts, Battle Bars initially capitalized the company by going the “standard” route of talking to family and friends about their [...]

Sun 1/5/2020

Break It Down Show – Pete Turner

2021-03-24T16:47:59-07:00January 5th, 2020|

Break It Down Show producer and host Pete Turner refined his cultural skills in “some of the most harsh work environments possible” - Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.  He served over 70 months in combat zones as a counterintelligence specialist for the Army, Department of Defense and State Department. Pete Turner at Work His primary job was to be outside the wire “..trying to figure out what was keeping us from winning.”  Because he was able to develop relationships [...]

Thu 12/5/2019

Riton Optics – Brady Speth

2020-12-21T22:48:35-07:00December 5th, 2019|

Riton Optics Founder and CEO Brady Speth is featured in our Veteran Entrepreneur segment.  Brady is an Air Force Veteran and also a former member of the US Capital Police. BBG with Riton Optics CEO Brady Speth After serving as an air traffic controller, he returned to college to complete a business degree.  However, Brady missed the comradery he had in the military so when the opportunity to join the Capital Police came up he moved to DC. [...]

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