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017: Veteran Steps into Luxury Sock Industry

2015-05-30 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/17 - Josh’s a recently transitioned Naval Officer. Prior to transitioning out of the military, he worked with the CNO’s Rapid Innovation Cell. He holds a degree in History from the University of Chicago and a Masters in International Relations and National Security from Georgetown University. He also studied Imperial History at the University of London. In 2007, he completed the NOLS Desert Survival course. Currently, he’s the founder of Penance Hall. I met Josh at The Defense Entrepreneur Forum event in Annapolis (DEFxAnnapolis), hosted by Michael Madrid and fellow Naval Academy Midshipmen. Show Notes - What sparked the idea for starting a sock company? - What was a mistake you made when starting your first business? - What’s a challenge you’re experiencing right now? - Would you do this full time if you have the ability to? - What’s the timeframe for making the socks? - What’s one thing you’re doing well right now? - What’s the best piece of business advice you received? - Who are the other people in your company besides your three co-founders? - What’s one thing that helped you accomplish your Kickstarter goal? - Did you have a backup plan if Kickstarter didn’t work? - What’s a great habit you have? - What did you learn at the Commit Foundation? Key Topics discussed: - Seven-part supply chain to manufacturing a product. - Raising money with a Kickstarter Campaign. - The best day to start a Kickstarter Campaign. - Going full-time as a veteran entrepreneur. Full show notes at: popsmoke.net/17 Thanks again for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes on the go. Hey, do me a favor, please leave an honest iTunes Rating and Review here: popsmoke.net/review. Your review helps the show get discovered by awesome, like-minded people like yourself. Plus, reading reviews makes my day.…

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016: Veteran, Father, CEO, App Creator

2015-05-25 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/16 - Sonny served in the Army as an Air Defense Artillery Officer. Before becoming an Artillery Officer, he attended West Point where he studied Psychology and Systems Engineering. Sonny’s a serial entrepreneur who is now working on his 5th venture — Limelight. His son’s name is Bugatti and his life can be summarized in two words; heart and hustle. You can check out Limelight on the App Store here: popsmoke.net/limelight In today’s episode, Sonny Tosco answers: - What’s one problem you’re having right now? - What’s one mistake you made when starting your business? - Should you have someone on your team that’s in charge of fundraising? - What’s one thing you’re doing really well right now? - What’s the best piece of business advice you ever received? - What’s your end goal for the app? - What’s your view towards failure? - What’s a great habit you do? Key Topics discussed: - The cost to develop an app - How long it takes to create an app - How to make money with the app Full show notes at: popsmoke.net/16 Thanks again for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes on the go.…

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015: Veteran Rolls Into Marijuana Industry With High Hopes

2015-05-18 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/15 - Sy served 11 years in the Air Force. He has 30 years of experience in the security industry, traveling to more than 70 countries on 6 continents, protecting numerous CEO's of Fortune 500 companies. He's a speaker who has a big upcoming TEDx talk scheduled. He credits his speaking skills to a 14 year career in Professional Wrestling. During that time, he appeared in several movies, such as “The Silence of the Lambs”, "Lorenzo’s Oil” and “Dead and Alive.” Currently, Sy's responsible for the security of Dixie Brands, who is on a quest to become the first national marijuana brand. This makes Sy the first corporate security director for a marijuana-based enterprise in history. In today's episode, Sy answers: -How did you get started in the Marijuana Industry? -What's a mistake you made since joining the Dixie Elixirs & Edibles Team -What's 1 challenge you're experiencing right now at Dixie Elixirs? -What's 1 thing you are doing really well right now? -What's the best business advice you have received? -What can customers expect when they walk into Dixie Elixir and Edibles Headquarters? -How did you design the marijuana customer experience? -Is your goal as you grow to have multiple locations? -What's your favorite marijuana elixir or edible product? Key Topics discussed: -Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs in the Marijuana Industry -The Biggest Investors Group Veteran Angel Investors Can Contact -Difference Between Smoking vs. Consuming Marijuana: When you smoke a joint 50 to 60 percent of the THC gets into your blood plasma with peak concentrations in 5 to 10 minutes. But with edibles only 10 to 20 percent of the THC reaches your blood and the effects come 60 to 120 minutes later. When you smoke the high rapidly dissipates, but when you consume edibles the effects can last 6 to 10 hours. Unlike drinking, Marijuana's more effective after you eat because there's more food for the cannabis to stick to your stomach. Full show notes at: popsmoke.net/15 Thanks again for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes on the go.…

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014: Will Kelly Perdew Invest in Your Business?

2015-05-11 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/14 - Kelly Perdew, top veteran entrepreneur and angel investor, loves the challenge of starting and growing businesses. Kelly served in the Army as an Intelligence Officer and later graduated from Ranger school. He won Donald Trump's 2nd Season of The Apprentice. Author of Take Command: 10 Leadership Principles I Learned in the Military and Put to Work for Donald Trump. Serial angel investor, investing in more than 20 companies. Father of beautiful twins. And currently, the co-founder of TargetClose. In today's episode, Kelly answers: - What's one mistake you made when first starting your business? - What's a challenge you're experiencing right now as an entrepreneur? - What's 1 thing you are doing really well right now ? - What is the best piece of business advice you have received? - What's favorite part of being an entrepreneur? - What's the most common challenge you address when mentoring or advising startups? - How often do you review the financials for startups? - What company do you follow or admire most? - How do you stay up on latest and greatest startups and veteran entrepreneurs? - Do you still have contact or ask Donald Trump for advice? - What do you plan on doing today to improve yourself? - What's the best habit you have right now? Key Topics discussed: - How to Contact Kelly to Raise Money and Build Your Business - What Kelly Perdew Learned from Donald Trump - After Working with Trump, Why Kelly Decided to PopSmoke - 2 Types of Entrepreneurs That Exists - 3 Phases to Every Startup - The 3 Most Important C's in Business - The Mindset to Have About Risk - Insights Into Kelly's Key Indicators on How He Ultimately Decides Who to Invest In - The 1 Thing Entrepreneurs Often Overlook Full show notes at: popsmoke.net/14 Thanks again for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes on the go.…

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013: Are You a Veteran's Organization?

2015-05-04 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/13 - Dan serves as the CEO of Unite US, a technology company in New York, and is an Air Force Reserve Pilot. Prior to that, he graduated #1 in U.S. Air Force Flight School. He has worked at a venture capital firm located in NYC; investing in disruptive early stage technologies and driven entrepreneurs. He holds a degree in Political Science and Government from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. In today's episode, I ask Dan: - Can you share with the veteran entrepreneurs out there, your plan for a repeatable scalable business model? - What was one mistake you made when starting out? - What's 1 challenge your experiencing personally right now trying to grow your startup? - What's 1 thing you're doing really well right now? - What's the best piece of business advice you ever received? - Why does your site still say BETA? - Do veteran organizations have to pay to use UniteUS? - What do you look for in a veteran entrepreneur or startup before you decide to invest? - Does being in the reserves slow you down from making progress in your startup? - What's the next step you're going to take to grow your business? Key Topics discussed: - Importance of Leveraging the Experience of Others - Working With a Team to Integrating Features into a Core Technology - What to Look For in a Solid Team Member Thanks for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe to get next Tuesday's episode on the go. Remember, full show notes for this episode at popsmoke.net/13. Please let me know what you think.…

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PopSmoke After Action

2015-04-20 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/aar1 - Matt's a Marine Corps veteran with a logistics background. Prior to that, he attended the Naval Academy where he wrestled and studied Quantitative Economics. While in the Marine Corps he created the Total Pay app, and currently is making his dream come true starting, building, and growing PopSmoke. In today's episode, Matt answers: - What made you want to start PopSmoke? - How long has it taken you to get where you are today? - What's one mistake you have made starting PopSmoke - What's one thing you are doing really well right now? - What's your favorite moment from the first ten shows? - How do you manage your time? Thanks again for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe to listen to the latest episodes on the go, every Tuesday. Please help the show get discovered by awesome, like-minded people like yourself. To do so, do me a favor and take a second to leave an honest iTunes Rating and Review here at popsmoke.net/review. Your review helps the show get discovered and ranked. I read every single review because reading them makes my day and I appreciate you taking the time to leave one.…

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012: Military Family Retreats with Project Sanctuary

2015-03-31 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/12 - Jason, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, served in numerous different billets throughout his 20 years of service in the Army. Intelligence. Logistics. Operations. Project Manager. Platoon Leader. You name it this guy's done it. He attended the U.S. Army Command & General Staff School and holds a degree in International Relations from California State University, Sacramento, and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of South Florida. Currently, he's the Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Project Sanctuary. In today's episode, Jason answers: - What's 1 mistake you made when joining the project sanctuary team? - How many applicants do you receive a year approximately? - What's a personal challenge you are dealing with right now? - What's 1 thing you're doing really well right now? - What's the best piece of business advice you received? - What 'the hardest part of running a nonprofit organization? - How do you manage and nurture your professional relationships? - How do you stay so organized? - Does your retreat program include a spiritual aspect to it? - What are you going to do today to improve as a person? - What are your plans to grow and expand Project Sanctuary to different locations? Key Topics discussed: - How Project Sanctuary Raised More Than $1 Million for their Nonprofit - What Life's All About (Jason's take. I love it. Do you agree? Comment below.) - Return on Effort (ROE) vs. Return on Investment (ROE) - Cal Ripken Jr.'s Consistency - Why You Should Start With Your "Why" - Simon Sinek stresses what Jason said about the importance of starting with your "why" Thanks again for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes on the go. Please help the show get discovered by awesome, like-minded people like yourself. To do so, do me a favor and take a second to leave an honest iTunes Rating and Review here at popsmoke.net/review. Your review helps the show get discovered and ranked. I read every single review because reading them makes my day and I appreciate you taking the time to leave one.…

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011: Begin Building a Ballin' Bakery Business

2015-03-31 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/11 - Jillian is a Marine Corps spouse who has worked as a Family Readiness Assistant at Camp Lejeune, NC. She's a motivated, hardworking and enthusiastic entrepreneur with a love for fitness, nutrition and baking. She holds a degree in Russian Business from Moscow State University and a degree in International Relations from the University of the Pacific. Jillian has designed a business that allows her to pursue her passions and create a positive impact on the community. Currently, she's the founder of Oh Sweet Heavens Bakery. In this episode, Jillian answers: - Are there any law you have to follow to bake out of your home? - What's one mistake you made when starting your business? - What's one thing you are doing really well right now? - What's the best piece of business advice you have received? - How do you're desserts improve mental and physical performance? - What ingredients should we avoid when baking? - What are the benefits of chai seeds and coconut oil? - What are you gonna do today to improve as a person or business? - How do you plan to grow Oh Sweets Heavens? - What role does your family play in helping you with your business? - Do you set specific work hours? Key Topics discussed: - The Dangers of Biting Off More Than You Can Chew (pun intended) - 3 Key Factors to Enhance Your Mental Performance - The Important Decision to Rebrand Your Business - Powerful Benefits of The Paleo Diet Thanks for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes on the go. Please help the show get discovered by awesome, like-minded people like yourself. To do so, do me a favor and take a second to leave an honest iTunes Rating and Review here at popsmoke.net/review. Your review helps the show get discovered and ranked. I read every single review because reading them makes my day and I appreciate you taking the time to leave one.…

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010: TechStars Patriot Boot Camp for Veteran Entrepreneurs

2015-03-31 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/10 - Sean served in the military as an Air Force Intelligence Officer. He holds a degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Intelligence Analysis from Michigan State University. At Google, he worked as a Geospatial Engineer and Product Manager. And last year, was a Keynote speaker at the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum in Chicago. Sean lives in Colorado with his wife and two beautiful young girls. Currently, he's the the Director of TechStars Patriot Boot Camp. In today's episode I ask Sean: - Why did you leave Google to join the Techstars Patriot Boot Camp family? - What mistakes have you made working with Techstars Patriot Boot Camp? - What's the biggest challenge you're experiencing right now at -TechStars Patriot Boot Camp? - The military Transition Assistance Program (TAP) does not set veterans up for success. - How can veterans prepare better for their transition out of the military? - How do you plan your day? - What's the best business advice you have received? Key Topics discussed: - Saddaam Hussien's Principle of Working - Google's 20% Tinker-time - How to Spark Creativity for New Ideas - How to Prepare for a Public Speaking/Keynote Talk - Why Veteran's Can't Compete at Google - The Defense Entrepreneur Forum - The Importance of Having the Right Spouse in -Entrepreneurship. - Maintaining Work Life Balance with a Family - How Veterans Can Start a Career in Entrepreneurship - Google Glass is Gone, The Next Paradigm Shift in Technology Thanks again for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe to listen to the latest episodes on the go, every Tuesday.…

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009: Veteran Doing it Big in 3D Printing

2015-03-31 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/9 - Jerry served in the Army as a Supply Sergeant. He's been around the world in support of operations in Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait and Afghanistan as a government contractor. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Management and has vast knowledge and experience in logistics. Jerry's on his 5th business. Currently, he's the founder of 3D Heights in New York City. In this episode, Jerry answer: - How much does rent cost in New York City — for a storefront your size? - What's 1 mistake you made when starting your own business? - Transitioning out of the military and starting your own business...would you have done anything differently? - How can veterans prepare better when transitioning out of the military? - What's 1 challenge you're experiencing right now trying to grow your business? - What's 1 thing you attribute to your success as a veteran entrepreneur? - What's the best business advice you ever received? - How much does a 3D printer cost? And what can I do with a 3D printer? - Can I make a PopSmoke grenade to rock with 550-cord on The PopSmoke Show? - Is there anything a 3D printer can't copy? - Where do you see the 3D printing industry in 3-5 years? - The first step for a veteran entrepreneur to take if they're interested in starting their own 3D printing business (or any business for that matter) is. Key Topics discussed: - Practical Applications for 3D Printing - Why Competition is a Great Thing - 3Doodler: The World's First 3D Printing Pen. It's a pen that can draw in the air! Thanks again for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes on the go, every Tuesday.…

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008: How Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Fund Their Business

2015-03-31 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/8 - Mark Rockefeller served in the Air Force. He then transitioned to the Judge Advocate General Corps and served in Iraq. While in Iraq, Mark represented U.S. interests in Iraqi courts. After transitioning out of the military, he worked on a micro-finance project in Africa. Mark's been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Washington Business Journal, INC. Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. About StreetShares StreetShares is all about funding the next great generation of veteran entrepreneurs. In this episode, Mark answers: - What was 1 mistake you made when starting your business? - What's 1 challenge your experiencing right now running your business? - What's 1 thing you're doing really well as a founder? - What's the best piece of business advice you ever received? - Who would be a good fit to invest in veteran entrepreneurs? - What happens if a veteran entrepreneur is unable to pay back their small business loan? - What are your thoughts on competition? - If a veteran entrepreneur is transitioning out of the military and has an idea to start a business, what's an actionable tip they can do right now to help them get started? Key Topics discussed: - Funding marijuana business owners - The importance of getting to a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) when starting your business - The worst mistake a veteran entrepreneur can make when starting their business - The great opportunity for veteran entrepreneurs to get funding for their small business loan - Why banks are turning down small business loans - The importance NOT leaving your day job (at first) Thanks again for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to click "subscribe" to get the latest episodes on the go — every Tuesday!…

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007: Transitioning Veterans Can Learn to Develop Software

2015-02-21 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/7 - John served in the Navy as a Financial and Logistics Officer. He's a 2012 Dev Bootcamp Alumni and 2013 TechStars Patriot Boot Camp Alumni. With passion for software and product development, he has helped numerous startups grow with his technical skills. In this episode I ask John: - How do you evaluate different opportunities presented to you? - What's 1 thing you would have done differently when transitioning out of the military and joining 1st Civ Div? - What made you interested in learning to code? - What's 1 thing you learned teaching courses online? - What's 1 personal or professional challenge you're experiencing right now? - How do developers charge for their work? - As a developer, what's your biggest pet peeve when working with an entrepreneur? - If someone is transitioning out of the military and they're interested in learning how to code...what's the 1st step they should take to start their journey? - How do you minimize distractions when you're trying to work and get things accomplished? Key Topics discussed: - Whether you should get an MBA after getting out of the military or not. - Smart online-teaching tips to communicate better with your audience - Should you go all-in when starting your business or keep your day job - A great way to approach a developer for your startup - 2 topics entrepreneurs need to understand to be respected by a developer - The most important skill entrepreneurs and developers need to learn Thanks again for checking out The PopSmoke Show. Make sure to subscribe and look out for another episode next Friday! Full Show Notes at popsmoke.net/7…

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006: Why Veterans Struggle Transitioning to Higher Education

2015-02-21 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/6 - David Cass served as a Navy Lieutenant Commander and aviator where he completed 2 combat support deployments during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Currently, Dave's the CEO of Uvize. He lives in Boulder with his wife, two daughters and golden retriever. In this episode, I ask David: - Ideas have sex. How do you come up with new business ideas? - What’s the 1st step you take once you think of a new idea? - What's 1 idea you'll never pursue? - What’s 1 mistake you made after transitioning out of the military and starting Uvize? - What's 1 personal or professional challenge you’re right now? - What's working for your sales process? - After getting out of the military, veterans have an 85% higher education dropout rate. - Why’s the veteran dropout rate so high? - What's a veteran's biggest weakness when transitioning out of the military? - What can veterans do to work on their weaknesses prior to transitioning out of the military? - What are your thoughts about the 1st ever veteran MOOC? - How did you start building a team when you had no revenue? - After finding co-founders, what's the 1st position to hire for? - What's the best tip for finding a mentor who can hep you? - What's the best business advice you ever received? - What’s an actionable tip for managing your time to get more things accomplished? - How do you eliminate distractions when you’re trying to focus and get work done? Key Topics Discussed: - A 3-part process for generating great ideas - Knowing when to pivot or persevere in your business - The biggest challenge you need to overcome when starting a business - Whether you should listen to the customer or focus on your own game plan - Tips for finding mentors who can coach you - The new Global Mentor Project - TechStars Patriot Boot Camp opportunity for veteran entrepreneurs - Smart tips on how to maintain proper work-life balance Full Show Notes at popsmoke.net/6…

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005: Put Your Beer in the Crisper

2015-02-15 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/5 - My friend Michael Bradley is a fellow Naval Academy graduate and former Submarine Officer. Michael runs the Navy Nuclear Power Officer Career Conference (NUPOCC), where he has built quite a business over the past few years helping submariner officers make the transition to the private sector. In episode 5, I ask Michael: - What’s 1 thing you would have done differently when transitioning out of the military? - What’s 1 challenge your experiencing right now when trying to grow your business? - If you were to write a book right now, what topic would you include that you believe is important for someone transitioning out of the military to understand? - What works best for you when cold-calling and cold-emailing someone? - What are the main benefits you get from attending a networking conference? - What’s your best tip on how to prepare for a job conference while still active-duty military? - What’s your favorite part about being a veteran entrepreneur? - What type of tasks do you outsource in your business to free up more of your time? - How does outsourcing help you get more work accomplished? Key topics discussed: - Hustle mindset vs. Hiatus mindset - Opportunities for Navy Nuclear Officers - How to delegate projects and tasks using Elance - The benefits of using Fiverr - Veteran Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneur/Job Conferences vs. the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) - Veteran Artist Program (VAP), founded by Brian McDonald Full Show Notes at popsmoke.net/5…

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004: If You're Playin' the Solo Game, You'll Always Lose out to a Team

2015-02-03 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/4 - Kristine Schellhaas is Marine spouse; the first ever featured spouse on The PopSmoke Show. Kristine founded USMC Life in 2009 as a way to inspire, connect and educate Marine Corps families. She’s a two-time base military spouse of the year winner and has dedicated more than 10,000 volunteer hours serving military families. In episode 4, I ask Kristine: - What was 1 mistake you made when starting your business? - Why’d you decide to sell your baby, despite having a thriving Facebook community? - How did you start building your team beyond just yourself? - How did you grow different Facebook groups at the same time? - What do you use to process your payments from sponsors? - What’s 1 challenge you’re facing right now when transitioning to growing your personal brand? - Who are you hosting your website with? - How do you ensure you continue to share quality articles to your audience? - What was your initial impression of the PopSmoke website? Key Topics discussed: - Time management and productivity: How Kristine manages her business and family. - Selling a company - Branding yourself vs. branding your company - How to improve your Facebook group or page - Google Adsense for your business Full Show Notes at popsmoke.net/4…

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003: Harden the F*ck Up

2015-01-24 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/3 - Marine Corps Major Rob Dyer won $150k on Shark Tank. I met Rob at DEFxAnnapolis, an event hosted by Michael Madrid and fellow Naval Academy midshipmen. About RuckPack RuckPack's a combat focused supplement company for people who care about what they're putting in their body. In this episode, I ask Rob: - How do you generate new ideas? - What's your team's main method of communication? - What's the biggest mistake you made when starting RuckPack? - What's the toughest obstacle you're facing right now in your business? - Why did you want to handover your CEO role in the company? - What's 1 thing you're doing really well right now? - What's your best piece of advice for me branding PopSmoke? - How much would you sell your company for? - How does RuckPack run their meetings? Key Topics Discussed: - The 2 different modes you to need operate in when running your business - RuckPack's Veteran Distribution Program - The first ever Veteran Shark Tank? - Why meetings are horrible in the military and tips on how to hold better meetings - The 6 easy steps to start making money selling RuckPack on your spare time are: 1. Go to website. 2. Signup for an account to verify veteran status. 3. Visit store. 4. Sell without selling. 5. Cash checks. 6. Repeat 4-6. Watch Full Show at: popsmoke.net/3…

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002: Should I Invest in Binary Options

2015-01-19 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/2 - Kevin served as Submarine Officer in the Navy and as an Economics Instructor at the Naval Academy. He's the founder of What's Up Texas? What’s Up Texas? makes loyalty passes, coupons and event tickets for mobile wallets. In episode 2, I ask Kevin: - What are your thoughts about binary options? - After transitioning out of the military, what’s one thing you weren't expecting when starting your business? - What’s one thing you’re doing well right now, one thing that’s making you money? - Who's your best mentor or role model in your life? (It's not who'd you expect, you don't want to miss his response.) Key Topics: - The most important thing in business. Period. (Kevin's POV) - Why no one will steal your idea - How to develop your own pass or ticket for passbook - The importance of creating and understanding value - A hint of email marketing - Transitioning out of the military and into entrepreneurship - Opportunity cost vs. cost of failure…

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001: Never Confuse Motion for Action

2015-01-19 :: PopSmoke or Die Tryin'

popsmoke.net/1 - Josh serves as an officer in the Air Force Reserve in Washington, D.C. and is the founder of Fathom Intelligence. Fathom Intelligence provides innovative threat reports for companies who operate in unsavory places overseas, so that they may defend against certain threats for their people and infrastructure and assets. In episode 1, I ask Josh: - What's the most challenging and biggest obstacle you had to overcome so far in your business? - What’s 1 piece of advice you would give someone transitioning out of the military right now? - How would you describe Fathom Intelligence, the business you started after transitioning out of the Air Force? - Why are people getting out of the military more risk adverse compared to civilians? - What’s one thing you did not expect when starting Fathom? (x2!) - How did you come up with the idea for your business? - What’s one thing you're doing well right now, one thing that’s making you money? Key Topics: - The importance of systems in your business - The gap between crap and creating good stuff - The difference between action vs. motion…

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