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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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Jul 15, 2018

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey interviews Molly Winkle and Janine Boldrin about knowing when to fold. In military-related business, we see some switching from one focus to another.

They shared their experiences as military spouses and how they came up with different and difficult decisions.

Molly Winkle is a veteran whose husband and son are on active duty and are currently deployed. She is a realtor specializing in military and long-distance relocation.

Janine Boldrin started Military Kids Life after working as a freelance writer in the military space for over a decade. She is currently the managing editor of Military Spouse Magazine. Her husband is in active duty in the army.

Important topics they discuss:

  • [02:00] Molly's military background and what her business is all about
  • [03:04] Janine on starting Military Kid's Life back when she was a freelance writer
  • [03:10] Military Kid's life as the first print magazine for military kids
  • [03:24] Janine's family and job background
  • [04:05] Knowing when to fold
  • [04:20] How Janine felt when they had to sell the project she spearheaded
  • [05:20] Molly's experience making a switch from one focus to another
  • [06:53] How she ended up doing real estate
  • [07:46] How Janine knew it's over and it's time to let go of the business and how she felt about it
  • [09:54] When Molly realized the business is not worth pursuing
  • [11:25] The impact being a military spouse has when trying to fold from something
  • [15:00] The possibility of picking back up later the entrepreneur effort they've put behind
  • [17:40] Tips for those who are in the same situation they are in
  • [20:58] Advice to those who are thinking about folding their business

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“. . . you’d think that you just have to work harder. And it's hard to figure out what that balance is or that tipping point of ‘Is my hard work going to catapult this or is my hard work in vain?’ and identifying that moment where you can figure out is it really just 'I need to go a few more weeks or a few more months, or even a year, or even I put it in a year . . . it’s really not going to be where it needs to be . . . ” - Janine Boldrin

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Molly Winkle on Facebook 
Molly's Email Address: molly@mollywinkle.com
Military Influencer Conference - MIC 2018 
Military Spouse 
Janine's Email Address: janine.boldrin@militaryspouse.com

Jul 1, 2018

In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Erin Ward interviews Laura Renner, Founder of Freedom Makers and Diana Jaquith, Co-Founder of WISE Advise + Assist Team. 

Freedom Makers’ mission is to support military spouses and their families by creating a path to stable, uninterrupted employment and income. ​Their virtual assistants are military spouses who, due to their association with the military, understand how to be flexible and deliver top-notch service. 

The Wise Advise + Assist Team helps businesses to strive, strategize and accelerate growth, while both empowering and employing military spouses.

They will be discussing how to run a remote business and how to manage both the clients and the business. Today’s episode is a must listen. Tune in and enjoy!

Important topics they discuss:

  • [02:02] Their remote businesses
  • [03:26] Running a remote business for military spouses/veterans is a good fit
  • [06:41] People who want to do onsite works
  • [08:46] Sticking to the model of doing things virtually
  • [10:26] Tools they're using to make things easy for them
  • [12:20] Writing paper notes
  • [14:36] Managing their team remotely
  • [16:34] The reason Laura's team is called "Freedom Makers"
  • [18:54] Something they're doing that might be unique from a remote aspect
  • [19:43] Things Diana and her team does to build that sense of culture and desire to stay in the organization
  • [25:50] Their biggest light bulb moment while creating their remote business

 

Quote:

"In the virtual environment, what we do is we put out our why. Why do we exist? We exist because we believe that everyone should be able to have a career life and family... For our clients, we want them to be able to grow their business and spend more time with their families, and have a life..." - Diana Jaquith

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WISE Advise + Assist Team 
Freedom Makers 

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