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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 85: Tim Proctor - Goodbye 2021 - Hello 2022

1/10/2022
The first episode of 2022 is a little bit different this year for the Check Your Six podcast. Craig was not in the studio for this podcast and may be out for a few episodes while he deals with the VA here in Central Florida. This was a recap of the second half of 2021 and the fantastic guests that we have had on the podcast. Both Craig and I have been honored to be a part of this for the past year and 1/2 and have learned a great deal from those that we have been honored to have in the...

Duration:00:22:46

Episode 84: Jimmy T. Smith & Brian Fay - Concerned Veterans For America - "Mr Smith Goes To Washington"

12/27/2021
Episode 84 of the Check your Six Podcast brought a couple of guests into the GRP Studios, former FL State Representative Jimmie T Smith and Brian Fay, who are part of CVA, Concerned Veterans For America. Both of these gentlemen are Army veterans and are working through the process of accountability for the VA system and other programs that will not only help veterans but could overall impact other government programs. While the ideals that began with the Veterans Administration(VA) were...

Duration:00:42:43

Episode 83: Daisy Ramirez - Village Connect - "It Takes A Village"

12/20/2021
Some minor technical issues made us push Episode 83 of the Check Your Six podcast back a bit, but were able to finally pull it together and get Daisy Ramirez into GRP Studios and record her session. Coming from a background in logistics, even though the degree was from THE Ohio State University, that experience has helped her turn it into a platform the helps connect businesses and individuals in a community. Daisy did a little self-taught application to learn coding and created something...

Duration:00:34:30

Episode 82: Christina Clark - ACE Human Resources - "Holding All The Aces"

12/13/2021
Episode 82 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Christina Clark into the GRP Studios to talk about ACE Human Resources. Besides being yet another Seminole Chamber member and part of the leadership for the Altamonte Chapter, Christina is also someone that has known since she was 16 that Human Resources was where she wanted to be. We talked about the transition from a "personnel department" to "Human Resources" in the past 20 years or so, the need for every business to have SOP's, employee...

Duration:00:37:58

Episode 81: Blanca Diaz - Nexa Mortgage - Riding On The Mortgage Highway

12/6/2021
Blanca Diaz and Jessica Ale from Nexa Mortgage stopped by GRP Studios for Episode 81 of the Check Your Six podcast and talked about their journey from corporate to independent mortgage brokers. Both Blanca and Jessica had worked in the corporate/credit union industry and earlier this year, Blanca determined to venture out on her own with the support of Nexa Mortgage. A short time later Jessica left her credit union position and joined her, both of them are now taking this journey on the...

Duration:00:32:31

Episode 80: Mike Mathers - US Health - "Tiptoe Through The Insurance Tulips"

11/29/2021
Episode 80 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Mike Mathers into the GRP Studios to talk about a different side of the insurance game. Mike is a retired Navy veteran that found his niche in the family atmosphere that he discovered at US Health. Many veterans that get out of the service do find it challenging sometimes to find a company that exhibits some of the same camaraderie that we experienced while we served. Mike has found that at US Health and he talked about that as well as some of...

Duration:00:29:44

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