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 28 - Alex Miller of Gen-Kit Exchange

British Soldier and Veteran Entrepreneur Alex Miller joins me on the show to talk about Gen-Kit Exchange. We talk about his business of online kit buying and selling, the common thread of entrepreneurship that runs through Veterans, and his unique perspective on starting your own business.

 

Gen Kit Exchange is for soldiers and kit enthusiasts who spend too much time browsing kit online, who want a quick, reliable and hassle-free way to buy and sell personally owned military kit. 

 Gen Kit Exchange is an easy-to-use online marketplace for listing and browsing kit that provides listing and purchasing capabilities in a trustworthy, military orientated environment.

Visit Gen-Kit Exchange at: https://www.genkit.co.uk

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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 24 - Combat Flip Flops, CEO Matthew Griffin

Combat Flip Flops has been featured on Shark Tank and their CEO's Matthew Griffin delivered one of the most memorable TED Talks in recent history.

One of the most remarkable things about Combat Flip Flops is the way they created a successful business around helping people. 

Check out 3 Take Aways in less than 5 minutes to get an idea of what's waiting for you in the full interview.

Griff will take you through the challenges of starting a business in a war zone and how they made it all work.

 

*Every product Combat Flip Flops sells puts an Afghan girl into secondary school for a day.*Each

*Peacemaker Bangle or coinwrap sold clears 3 square meters of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) from a region rocked by long-term war - saving lives and providing economic opportunity. 

Visit Combat Flip Flops and pick up some really cool flip flops, awesome stuff, and learn how you can help their cause!

https://www.combatflipflops.com

https://www.facebook.com/combatflipflops/


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!

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Instagram: Menehune_Soaps