Episode 65: Chuck Blakeman, Author, Speaker, Founder of The Crankset Group, Army Veteran

Chuck Blakeman, Author, Entrepreneur, Army Veteran

Chuck Blakeman, Author, Entrepreneur, Army Veteran

Chuck Blakeman has started and grown five small businesses, including one sold to the largest consumer fulfillment company in America. His currently the founder of the Crankset Group and the Author of multiple books to include #1 rated Business Book of 2010, Making Money Is Killing Your Business.

People who go into business to make money rarely make much of it. People who go into business with a bigger reason than making money are much more likely to make a lot of it.

Keith had this advice for veterans who want to start a a business:

Get moving, stay moving, and know your numbers. The number one indicator of success in an early stage business is speed of execution…Get an idea, get a basic, fundamental real quick plan. Check with six people to make sure you are not crazy and get out there. Planning never creates movement. Movement creates the plan.

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

Episode 62: Craig Cummings, Co-Founder RideScout, Investor, Army Veteran

Craig Cummings, Co-Founder RideScout, Army Veteran

Craig Cummings is the Co-Founder of APX Labs, BTS Software Solutions, and RideScout (I interviewed Co-Founder Joseph Kopser in Episode 13). He is also an investor in multiple companies to include Betamore, Bitium, and ID.me (I interviewed CEO Blake … [Continue reading]

Episode 61: Melissa Washington, Navy Veteran, Business Owner, Speaker, Author

Melissa Washington, Founder SmartNet Strategies, Navy Veteran

Melissa Washington is the founder of SmartNet Strategies. Her focus in on speaking and workshops around LinkedIn and job search. She is also the author of the book Get Back To Work (she has a special veterans discount). Melissa grew up in … [Continue reading]

Episode 60: Nick Baucom, Marine Corps Veteran, Founder and President of Two Marines Moving

Nick Baucom, Marine Veteran, Founder Two Marines Moving

Nick Baucom is the Founder and President of Two Marines Moving. Nick founded Two Marines Moving on November 10th, 2008, which is the United States Marine Corps Birthday. His company primarily employs veterans and offers a variety of moving services … [Continue reading]

Episode 57:Brad Harrison, Army Veteran, Founder and Managing Partner of Scout Ventures

Brad Harrison, Founder Scout Ventures, Army Veteran

Brad Harrison is the Founder and Managing Partner of Scout Ventures. Scout Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on media, tech, and entertainment. Brad grew up in New York to entrepreneurial parents. He attended West Point were … [Continue reading]