Episode 84: Take 2 With Matthew “Griff” Griffin From Combat Flip Flops

Background

Army Ranger Matt Griffin Combat Flip Flops

Matt “Griff” Griffin, Co-Founder Combat Flip Flops

Matthew “Griff” Griffin is the Co-Founder of Combat Flip Flops. Griff was previously interviewed on the podcast in Episode 47, making him the first two time guest. If you want to find our more about his background and founding CFF, listen to his interview there (but not necessary to listen to this interview).

Combat Flip Flops Update

Griff discussed the importance of talking about your business. A conversation in a bar led to an article in Gizmodo that had over 100,000 views in less than 48 hours. That led to a huge spike in sales which crashed their servers. The CFF product line has expanded significantly since we last talked. He talks about the good the growth of his product line has helped his business continue to do good in the world.

Un-Armed Forces Program

Griff and team now want to give opportunities to Vets and help expand CFF at the same time. with their Un-Armed Forces Program.

Combat Flip Flops is growing and they’re looking for veterans to join their movement. Creating peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for people affected by conflict is no easy job, but it sure does have its rewards. Being a veteran-owned company, Combat Flip Flops’ strives to support veterans, the country, and those downrange. Taking a page from their Green Beret brothers, they’re instituting the Village Stability Operations (VSO) Program.

Quotes

Talk about your business. You never know when it is going to turn into an opportunity

You can hear the interview below or on iTunes and Stitcher Radio, don’t forget to Subscribe to the weekly SITREP

Episode 82: Akili King, Former College & Pro Athlete, Entrepreneurship Evangelist, Army Veteran

Akili King, Army Veteran, College & Pro Athlete, Entrepreneurship Evangelist

Background Akili King grew up in Mississippi with two dreams. He wanted to play football at a high level and serve in the Army. He received an appointment to West Point where he played for 3 years before leaving to attend Oregon State. He … [Continue reading]