The After Action Review

Every Veteran business owner has a unique story to tell about their journey through entrepreneurship. Those stories can help inspire, educate, and motivate other Veterans who are either in the middle of their own journey or considering starting one. The After Action Review Podcast (The AAR Podcast) serves as a vehicle to create, promote, and support a network of Veteran entrepreneurs by capturing and sharing their stories with the Veteran community.

The AAR Podcast, is an audio and video podcast for Military and Veteran entrepreneurs, business owners, artists, and non profit organizations. We promote entrepreneurship and Veteran products, business, and service.

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Episode 35 - Capitol Post's Emily McMahan and Bunker Labs D.C.'s Seda Goff

Photo credit goes to the amazing Sniper Eye Chris McPhee ( https://www.greenberetmedia.com /)

Photo credit goes to the amazing Sniper Eye Chris McPhee (https://www.greenberetmedia.com/)

Emily McMahan of Capitol Post and Seda Atam Goff of Bunker Labs DC join me to talk about Veteran entrepreneurship, what to know before starting a business, and the 2018 D.C. Muster. These women have been immersed in the world of entrepreneurship for more than awhile and in this episode they drop some serious knowledge you can't afford to miss!

Bunker Labs - https://bunkerlabs.org

Emily McMahan launched Bunker Labs DC and is the Director of Capitol Post. After graduation from West Point, Emily was commissioned as a military police officer, and her military experience includes combat deployments supporting Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Noble Eagle. Emily holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Seda Goff is the Director of Bunker Labs D.C. Prior to that, through Seda’s company Lighthouse Global Business, she worked with Bunker Labs companies as a consultant teaching lean startup and helping start founders map out their business ecosystem. Seda is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds an MBA from American University in Washington D.C. 

The Muster DC 2018
($10 off General Admission with Promo Code: AARMuster)
https://nvite.com/MusterDC/32dgow

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HUGE thank you to Green Beret Media for the photos and video!
Check them out at https://www.greenberetmedia.com


Episode 25 - Brad Clark, Founder of Via Artisans

Brad Clark is a US Army Veteran and founder of Via Artisans, a craftsmanship company dedicated to bringing back bringing back the tradition and values of real American craftsmanship. 

 

In this episode we talk about making your passion or hobby into a sustainable business. We also talk about the importance of legacy and how his business is fighting the IKEA trend of disposable furniture.

"Their products are designed foremost for function and longevity – to make life easier, more beautiful, and to help you accomplish a task. On top of lasting forever every piece is beautifully designed and hand crafted. Every piece is made by hard working American hands that care deeply about the quality of their work."

Visit Via Artisans at http://www.viaartisans.com/
Use Offer Code: "AAR" for 15%off your next purchase!


Episode 19 - Menehune Soaps LLC, CEO Leinani Davis

Navy Veteran Leinani Davis of Menehune Soaps LLC joins me to talk about Soap, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and the challenges of that come with starting and running a soap business! It's a slippery slope as we talk soap on Episode 19 of The AAR Podcast!

Menehune Soaps will leave you clean and feeling as fresh as the island breeze!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/menehunesoaps/

Squareup: https://squareup.com/store/menehunesoaps

Instagram: Menehune_Soaps


Episode 6 - Anna Baker and Casilda Clarich of Your Smart Closet

Anna Baker is a Texas native and former US Air Force cryptologist.  In 1997, she got her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Schreiner University and in 2012 received her MBA from Baylor.  After 17 years in the corporate world, she co-founded Your Smart Closet with Casilda.  Anna is also the Manager of the Women Veterans Program at the Texas Veterans Commission.

Casilda (Casi) Clarich is a Texas native and a University of Texas alum.  She received her MBA from Baylor in 2012.  With her extensive background in marketing and her life-long entrepreneurial spirit, Casi  is the founder and CEO of Your Smart Closet.  She also serves as Director of Marketing and Membership for the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Visit: www.yoursmartcloset.com