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Small Business owners with a military background discuss the challenges of business ownership, transitions from active duty and taking your experience and training from the military into the civilian business world. Join your hosts Craig Leysen with Vets Growth and Tim Proctor with GRP Studios as they discuss and talk with other small business owners on a variety of topics.

Small Business owners with a military background discuss the challenges of business ownership, transitions from active duty and taking your experience and training from the military into the civilian business world. Join your hosts Craig Leysen with Vets Growth and Tim Proctor with GRP Studios as they discuss and talk with other small business owners on a variety of topics.

Location:

Longwood, FL

Description:

Small Business owners with a military background discuss the challenges of business ownership, transitions from active duty and taking your experience and training from the military into the civilian business world. Join your hosts Craig Leysen with Vets Growth and Tim Proctor with GRP Studios as they discuss and talk with other small business owners on a variety of topics.

Language:

English

Contact:

407-862-6882


Episodes

Episode 79: Javi Sanchez - Tap N Go - "Just Give It A Little Tappy"

11/22/2021
Episode 79 of the Check Your Six podcast sounds like it might be about golf with the "just give it a little tappy" reference from Happy Gilmore but it is actually Javi Sanchez talking about his company called Tap N Go or Tap"Y"Go as it is listed on the website. Javi stopped by the GRP Studios for this episode and talked about his journey from being a chef to the creator of his platform for your smart phone that can save you time and money. It is not an app, it allows you to simply tap the...

Duration:00:31:08

Episode 78: Derrick Brantley - Back In Balance Bodyworks - "Getting The Knots Out"

11/15/2021
Derrick Brantley, owner of Back In Balance Bodywork is the guest for Episode 78 of the Check Your Six Podcast at GRP Studios. Derrick talked about getting started in the business, why he is different than just a massage therapist and how he helps you get your body back in balance. He did indicate that sometimes his clients have a hard time explaining what he does for them, usually it is very simply "go see Derrick, he is a magic man". Not sure if he is the Magic Man that Heart sang about in...

Duration:00:30:03

Episode 77: Yesha Patel - Platinum Signs - "It's A Sign Of The Times"

11/8/2021
Yesha Patel with Platinum Signs made the short trip from Casselberry up to the GRP Studios in Longwood for Episode 77 of the Check Your Six - CY6 Podcast. Yesha and her husband own and operate Platinum Signs and besides being yet another member of the Seminole Chamber, they provide much more than just signs. It really was a joy having her in the studio, she was a little nervous about coming in and doing the podcast but you could tell that she really loves what she does and takes great pride...

Duration:00:30:52

Episode 76: Jon Bolton - The Inspectagator - "Inspector Gadget"

11/1/2021
Episode 76 of the Check Your Six - CY6 Podcast brought Jon Bolton with Inspectagator into the GRP Studios. Inspectagator is just another guest that is a member of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce and he has been serving Central Florida as the premier home inspection service for more than 20 years. He talked about how he arrived at creating his own company as well as some of the things that Inspectagator does both in the residential and commercial inspection business. We were not able to...

Duration:00:39:52

Episode 75: John Hughes - John Hughes Golf - "A Nice Walk Spoiled By A Little White Ball"

10/25/2021
Episode 75 of the Check Your Six Podcast brought John Hughes into the GRP Studios all the way from Winter Haven to talk about the business of golf!! John is one of the top 25 instructors in the country according to Golf Tip Magazine and he has also had multiple club champions, NCAA Champions as well as mini-tour and PGA Tour winners as his students. John talked not only about how he got to where he is today, which includes providing lessons at Streamsong Resort and Falcons Fire, he also...

Duration:00:35:56

Episode 74: Bob Berry - Cruise Planners - "3 Hour Tour"

10/18/2021
Bob Berry with Cruise Planners dropped by the GRP Studios for Episode 74 of the Check Your Six Podcast. Bob is another Seminole County Chamber member and the creator of your dream land or sea excursions. Bob talked about the personal love he and his wife have for cruising and how that led him to Cruise Planners after serving full time as a minister!! We did ask him if he ever used the "trust me, I'm a minister" line in talking with some of the people that he has helped plan trips for and he...

Duration:00:34:57

Episode 73: Quanisha Nugent - S.I. Events & Programs - "We've Got A Really Big Shew"

10/11/2021
Episode 73 of the Check Your Six - CY6 Podcast had Quanisha "Tina" Nugent stop by the GRP Studios and talk about her business S.I. Events & Programs. Quanisha is a Central Florida native and has worked with several non-profits and social impact groups in raising social awareness throughout the Central Florida area. We talked a lot about how her use of the social impact concept for businesses, helps them connect locally with those in the community that are making that impact. We also...

Duration:00:29:26

Episode 72: Barron Mills - FAVOB - FAVOB Not Fubar

10/4/2021
Retired Marine Major Barron Mills stopped by the GRP Studios for Episode 72 of the Check Your Six Podcast. Barron is the current Director of the Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses which is just one of the ways he helps give back to both veterans and small business. His involvement with local developmental councils and other non-profits along with his training and experience as an officer in the USMC has given him great tools and insight into leadership that is needed for...

Duration:00:31:25

Episode 71: Sean Esler & Jerald Huff - The Four Musketeers

9/27/2021
Episode 71 of the Check Your Six Podcast brought Sean Esler from The Esler Edge and Jerald Huff from My WebSite Spot back into the GRP Studios to talk about a variety of subjects. Both of us trust these two gentlemen and have been the recipient of their services so it was great to have both of them come back in and talk about some of the things that they specialize in for their respective businesses. From website development to security to email protocol and how to best create an email that...

Duration:00:36:31

Episode 70: Nathalia Bailey - Nathalia Bailey Consulting - Power Lifting Consulting

9/20/2021
Nathalia Bailey dropped by GRP Studios for the 70th episode of the Check Your Six Podcast. Nathalia has created Nathalia Bailey Consulting and perhaps is somewhat different than other consultants that are in the business. The approach she takes to get to know her clients is a little bit unique in the time she takes with each one before she puts her plans into action. Lots of the typical questions about the client, their business, their hopes for the future of the business along with some...

Duration:00:36:07

Episode 69: Matt Wood - EmpowerEmploy - "YOUR HIRED"

9/13/2021
Episode 69 of the Check Your Six - CY6 brought Army veteran Matt Wood into the GRP Studios to talk about his company EmpowerEmploy. Matt shared information about his military service, his transition out of the service and his decision to start EmpowerEmploy. Many of the businesses that hire veterans do not always understand some of the benefits as well as some of the challenges in helping them adapt to the civilian work force. Matt helps employers look for those specific skill sets needed...

Duration:00:33:16

Episode 68: Dottie Adams - Connecting The Dots For Veterans - "Preparing For The Unknown"

9/6/2021
Episode 68 of the Check Your Six - CY6 podcast brought Army veteran Dottie Adams into the GRP Studios to talk about the way that she helps veterans prepare for their visits to the VA. Dottie had been a VSO(Veterans Service Officer) but decided to take the the experience that she learned working with the DAV(Disabled American Veterans) to help better equip veterans gather the information they need for their visits. We also talked about the number of people or companies the "help" veterans by...

Duration:00:32:50

Episode 67: Neeld Wilson - G.E.A.R. Engineer - "Grinding Your Gears"

8/30/2021
It was great having Neeld Wilson in the GRP Studios for Episode 67 of the Check Your Six podcast. Neeld is a Navy Veteran, FAVOB member and owner of Gator Engineering & Aquifer Restoration or G.E.A.R Engineer. We talked a lot about Neeld's time in the Navy aboard several of the aircraft carriers he served on and what his job was during his course of service...sometimes not as glamorous as it looks in the movies. Also talked about his current profession as a professional geologist, how he...

Duration:00:34:42

Special Episode - Honoring The Fallen

8/27/2021
Today is a bit unusual for the Check Your Six Podcast, we decided to come into the studio and record a short session and release it the same day, to honor the service members that were killed this week in Kabul. Both of us are Air Force Veterans, both of us were cops, Craig retired after 20 years, I got out after 4 and today is just a reminder that there are men and women all over the globe standing in harms way to protect us and keep us free. Regardless of what side of the political fence...

Duration:00:10:24

Episode 66: Jamie Miller - Art Of Conscious Communication - "I Think Therefore I Am"

8/23/2021
Episode 66 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Jamie Miller into the GRP Studios to talk about the Art Of Conscious Communication. There was so much stuff to cover that Jamie teaches to groups and individuals that we feel like we barely scratched the surface. Just looking at asking different questions, in a different way to get a specific response was just a very small part of what he was trying to teach us. As small or emerging business owners, maybe it is time the we look at the ways we...

Duration:00:43:42

Episode 65: Tony Boni - Tradebank Of Orlando - "Welcome To Bartertown"

8/16/2021
Episode 65 of the Check Your Six - CY6 podcast from the GRP Studios had Tony Boni, yes, that Tony Boni, drop by to talk about Tradebank of Orlando. Tradebank Orlando is part of one of the oldest know forms of commerce we commonly call the barter system. Perhaps not as much in play as it was back in the Mesopotamia tribes period in early 6000bc when it was reportedly introduced, barter is still part of the American landscape. Colonial times and even during the Great Depression saw an increase...

Duration:00:37:57

Episode 64: Tommie Maldonado - Veteran Service Officer - "Ten Hut Soldier, Part III"

8/9/2021
Sgt. Major Tommie Maldonado stopped by for another session about helping veterans work through their benefits programs. Episode 64 of the Check Your Six-CY6 podcast was not only that, but also about potential spouse and dependent benefits as well. It is always great having the Sgt. Major in the GRP Studios to talk about everything that he continues to do for our military here in Central Florida! If you are a veteran or know a veteran, have them reach out to the office here in Orlando and...

Duration:00:33:26

Episode 63: Anna Tanzilla - Camaraderie Foundation - "It's All About The Camaraderie"

8/2/2021
We finally grounded USAF Captain Anna Tanzilla with the Camaraderie Foundation, for Episode 63 of the Check Your Six podcast. Anna flew in to the GRP Studios from Lakeland, actually she drove so I can't use the very old "and boy were her arms tired" pun, to be on the show and talk about the work they are doing at the Foundation. This in not just for veterans but for anyone that is married to a vet, has a veteran in their family, works with vets, teaches children of vets, anyone that might be...

Duration:00:35:04

Episode 62: Jennifer Rucco - CG Moneta LLC - The Juno Effect

7/26/2021
Episode 62 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Jennifer Rucco into the GRP Studios with the CG Moneta LLC group. Jennifer talked about helping businesses potentially reduce costs with things like tax incentive studies, corporate expense reductions, telecommunication, cloud and IT Service just to name a few. So many of us small, or emerging business owners, often just look at the cost of the products or services that we use without looking at the overall picture of those expenditures. There...

Duration:00:31:23

Episode 61: Jennifer Englert - The Orlando Law Group - "To Profit Or Not To Profit"

7/19/2021
Jennifer Englert from The Orlando Low Group stopped by GRP Studios again and talked about non-profits on the 61st Episode of the Check Your Six podcast. Always enjoy meeting with Jennifer and today was no exception as she walked through some of the topics surrounding the non-profit world. Jennifer and The Orlando Law Group have done so much for local charities both in support, instruction, development and helping them grow or at least provide the contacts that are needed to make that happen....

Duration:00:34:46