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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 91: Tee Rogers - Dignity Memorial - "Something We Don't Like To Talk About"

5/16/2022
Tee Rogers with Dignity Memorial stopped by GRP Studios for the 91st Episode of the Check Your Six Podcast. Tee and I talked about something that most of us really don't want to discuss and that is the arrangements for our bodies once we have died. Most of us won't admit it but we all have an end date, death has a 100% success rate(except for 3, which is another discussion) so at some point plans need to be made. Tee helped explain some of the misconceptions that people have when they come...

Duration:00:29:16

Episode 90: Jaysee Soto - Altamonte Family Hearing - "Can You Hear Me Now"

5/2/2022
Episode 90 of the Check Your Six, CY6 podcast had Jaysee Soto drop by GRP Studios for his podcast session and talk about his business, Altamonte Family Hearing. Yet another member of the Seminole Chamber and the current South Seminole Council Chair, that talked about starting his business just after cover shut everything down, his business plan, the challenges in his industry as well as new technology and helping me understand more of his business. This is obviously not your grandmothers...

Duration:00:35:09

Episode 89: Brooks Collins - ESA Solar - "Let The Sun Shine In"

4/18/2022
Episode 89 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Army Veteran Brooks Collins with ESA Solar into the GRP Studios to talk about letting the sun shine in!! You would think that Florida being the "Sunshine State", solar energy would be a pretty big deal for the state but after talking with Brooks, we discovered that is not necessarily the case. Great information about the solar industry, some of the challenges that we have here in Florida, what to look for in a solar company, how the power...

Duration:00:34:12

Episode 88: Robert Brice - All American Water Restoration - "What Came First, The Chicken or The Egg"?

4/4/2022
Episode 88 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Robert Brice into the GRP Studios to talk about a variety of things for small business, but mostly about marketing, branding and a discussion about what comes first, the branding or the marketing of a business. Sean Esler also help in the conversation by filling in for Craig this episode and brought some interesting conversation and observations of what he has seen with small business branding. Also looked at some of the key factors that Rob...

Duration:00:31:29

Episode 87: Justin Lerro - AVL Essentials - "Lights, Camera, Action"

3/14/2022
Episode 87 of the Check Your Six podcast had Justin Lerro with AVL Essentials stop by the GRP Studios to talk about AV stuff!! Justin has become a great resource for me and have had the pleasure of working on several projects over the past year and it looks like there will be more to come. We talked about how he got started in the business, his involvement with the Seminole Chamber, yes, it is another Chamber member in the studio, his plans for growth and the way he does business. Justin has...

Duration:00:32:26

Episode 86: Ethel Harris - BSA America - "I'm Telling The Truth, Scouts Honor"

2/14/2022
Episode 86 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Army Veteran Ethel Harris into the GRP Studios to talk about the Boy Scouts of America. Ethel is the current District Executive, Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America and is bringing a fresh perspective into her role leading this organization. We talked about a lot of her passion, her background, why she chose the career she did in the Army, how she landed at the BSA and a variety of other topics. It really was a great insight into...

Duration:00:40:57

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