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Drop and Give Me 20

The military community is full of successful business owners, managers, and leaders across all industries, military and civilian. Time to show them off and learn from their experiences! Hear stories of active duty members, military spouses, and veterans as host Lindsey Germono shines a spotlight on their challenges, triumphs, and the insights learned through determination and best business practices. Join Lindsey and guests in insightful discussions of what it takes to be a leading military entrepreneur.
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Dec 27, 2016

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey Germono speaks with Brian Richardson, the Founder of The Company Project. He works with small businesses in the firearms industry to define strategies for their products and services so that they can find, motivate, and keep profitable customers.

Important topics they discuss:

  • [1:14] All about Brian and The Company Project
  • [3:07] Niche, niche, niche: Brian goes from small business to focusing on the firearms industry
  • [7:17] Obstacles in the transition from military to entrepreneur
  • [8:23] Understanding how business partnerships work
  • [11:25] How to find, motivate, and keep profitable customers
  • [15:58] Does your website measure up?

Quote:

“Passion will get you through some lean times but it won’t necessarily make you have a successful business..the good stuff happens at the intersection of passion and ability.” - Brian Richardson

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Dec 10, 2016

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey Germono speaks with Bill Lockard. Bill is the Founder of 227 Financial Coaching. He helps military families reduce debt and build wealth.

 Important topics they discuss:

  • [1:03] All About Bill
  • [3:19] Year One - The hardest year most business owners ever face
  • [5:20] Don’t go into battle without a plan: Bill’s financial tips for entrepreneurs in 2017
  • [10:18] Christmas ideas for the military entrepreneur who has everything

 Quote:

“Going into business without a budget it like going into battle without a plan.” - William Lockard

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Dec 10, 2016

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey Germono speaks with Kathy Stoddard Torrey founder of Tapfer Consulting. Kathy is a life and relationship coach with an MBA who trains, assesses, facilitates, builds teams and coaches.

Important topics they discuss:

  • [2:00] All About Kathy and the history of Tapfer Consulting
  • [4:24] Why did Kathy launch her consulting business
  • [6:23] Baby steps get you moving: Advice for new entrepreneurs on how to start
  • [11:52] How Kathy handled changes and challenges as an entrepreneur
  • [16:43] Perfection is the enemy
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“Perfection...It is an entrepreneur’s worst enemy. We want it to be perfect so we never end up sending it out the door...80% out the door is better than 100% sitting on your desk!” - Kathy Stoddard Torrey

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Dec 4, 2016

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey Germono speaks with Jeremy Paris, ten year Army veteran and podcaster. Jeremy hosts the Veteran Resource Podcast and co-founded the only kid-focused podcast network, Podcast Playground.

Important topics they discuss:

  • [1:02] All About Jeremy
  • [5:00] The Veteran Resource Podcast
  • [5:40] Jeremy’s Tips for 2017 - Networking & Processes
  • [8:42] Advice Jeremy offers to Non-Profits - Niche, Niche, Niche

Quote:

“There’s not way we could accomplish all we do if we didn’t have the processes in place to automate, outsource and batch.” - Jeremy Paris

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Dec 4, 2016

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey Germono speaks with Laura Petersen, co-founder of Podtent Marketing, Podcast Teachers, host of Copy that Pops and author of the Amazon Best Seller, Copywriting for Podcasters. 

Important topics they discuss:

  • [1:28] The Power of Podcasting
  • [3:07] How to DIY Your Podcast
  • [5:25] How to Get Help Starting Your Podcast

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“Podcasts are the only type of content that an audience can consume while multitasking. Jogging the park? You can’t watch a video and you can’t read a blog article. You can really get in someone’s head with a podcast though.” - Laura Petersen

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Dec 1, 2016

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey Germono speaks with Lt. Colonel Matt Butler, founder of Rollors, a unique and fun outdoor game featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox and Friends, and The Today Show.

 

Important topics they discuss:

  • [2:00] What is Rollors and where did it come from?
  • [4:10] Advantages of working with specialty retailers
  • [5:40] Focusing on veterans and military spouses
  • [10:30] Making the jump from retailing to wholesaling
  • [16:15] Marketing, Marketing, Marketing

 

Quote:

“I had my first retail buyer ask me about wholesaling. I had no idea and had to research what price point to use where everyone comes out ahead.” - Matt Butler

 

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