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Military veterans. Check out Techstars Patriot Boot Camp highlights. And join Patriot Boot Camp to take your game to the next level. Don't miss out on the next event.
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18 Mistakes Revealed by Veteran Entrepreneurs including several TechStars Patriot Boot Camp Alumni.
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Thanks for stopping by. This was the first Blab on The +PopSmoke Show. We chat about Blab, a new live-streaming platform for group conversations.

Shoutout +TechStars Patriot Boot Camp.

Be sure to check out full episode guide of The PopSmoke Show on iTunes.
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Join me on #Blab tomorrow. You don't want to miss me talking about this new platform and how it can help you.
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popsmoke.net/19 - In this episode, Derek Distenfield (+NextGenJustice) answers:

Can I come to NextGenJustice to set up my business? If so, what do I need to have?
What do you enjoy most about owning a business?
What was one mistake you made when first starting out?
What’s a challenge you’re experiencing right now?
What’s one thing you’re doing really well right now?
What’s the best business advice you ever received?
What made you want to help people with their legal matters?
How do you manage your brick and mortar locations in different states?
What’s the hardest part about opening a new store?
Who are your competitors, would you consider Legal Zoom and Docstoc competitors?
What’s a great habit you’re doing right now?

Key Topics discussed:
Veteran Entrepreneurship and the importance of having great mentors
The decision to pivot from Legal Docs by Me to NextGenJustice
How a Supreme Court restraining order didn’t stop NextGenJustice
The decision to have storefronts in an online world

Thanks for stopping by.

Full episode at: http://popsmoke.net/frontline/your-legal-docs-made-easy-with-nextgenjustice-ps019.
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popsmoke.net/18 — Nick Baucom served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps deploying to Iraq as an infantryman.

Nick’s the founder of Two Marines Moving, a company dedicated to employing veterans in the transportation field within the Washington D.C. Metro Area.

In today’s episode, Nick answers:

- (After going bankrupt…) How do you prevent the same cash flow problems?
- How do you make sure you don’t take on too many #business projects at once?
- What’s one challenge you’re experiencing right now running Two Marines Moving?
- What’s one thing you believe attributes to your #success as a founder?
- What’s the best business advice you ever received?
- What’s your plan to grow Two Marines Moving and expand to other locations?
- How are you able to mix, or not mix, family and business and have your ex-wife still as your business partner?
- What do you like best about being a veteran #entrepreneur?
- What’s the first step someone should take if they want to write a book?
- What was your process for turning your ideas into a book, and how long did it take you to complete your book?

Key Topics discussed:

- Facebook advertising tips for small businesses
- How to write your own book
- The importance of marketing your business and hiring the right people
- EOM email hack to save time
- Work/Life balance and advice on working with your spouse
- Opportunities for veterans working at Two Marines Moving
- PopSmoke Partnership with +RallyPoint 

Thank you for stopping by.

Full episode and show notes at http://popsmoke.net/frontline/marine-moves-from-bankrupt-to-4-million-ps018.
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popsmoke.net/17 — In today’s episode, Josh Steinman, founder of +Penance Hall, answers:

Special PopSmoke Promo Code for 15% Penance Hall luxury American made socks.

What sparked the idea for starting a sock company?
What was a mistake you made when starting your first #business?
What’s a challenge you’re experiencing right now?
Would you do this full time if you have the ability to?
What’s the timeframe for making socks?
What’s one thing you’re doing well right now?
What’s the best piece of business advice you received?
Who are the other people in your company besides your three co-founders?
What’s one thing that helped you accomplish your #Kickstarter goal?
Did you have a backup plan if Kickstarter didn’t work?
What’s a great habit you have?
What did you learn at the Commit Foundation?

Key Topics discussed:

Seven-part supply chain to manufacture a product.
Raising money with a +Kickstarter Campaign.
The best day to start a Kickstarter Campaign.
Going full-time as a veteran entrepreneur.

Full episode at http://popsmoke.net/frontline/veteran-steps-luxury-sock-industry-ps017.

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to subscribe with the podcast app on your phone to get the latest PopSmoke Show episodes on the go.
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popsmoke.net/16 — In today’s episode, Sonny Tosco answers:

- What’s one problem you’re having right now?
- What’s one mistake you made when starting your #business?
- Should you have someone on your team that’s in charge of fundraising?
- What’s one thing you’re doing really well right now?
- What’s the best piece of business advice you ever received?
- What’s your end goal for the app?
- What’s your view towards failure?
- What’s a great habit you do?

Key Topics discussed:
- The cost to develop an #app
- How long it takes to create an app
- How to make money with an app

Full show notes at http://popsmoke.net/frontline/veteran-father-ceo-app-creator-ps016

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you continue following The +PopSmoke Show.
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popsmoke.net/15+Dixie Elixirs & Edibles—The Future of Cannabis—Is here.

Special shoutout to +Jason Strickland at +Project Sanctuary. Project Sanctuary heals and reconnects military families through a 6-day outdoor therapeutic retreat.
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popsmoke.net/14#Army   #Veteran , Kelly Perdew, shares what he learned from working with Donald Trump. And ultimately why he left.

In this episode, special shoutout to +Command Your Business, +lettrs, +ID.me, +RideScout, and Bob Parson's +GoDaddy.
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