Hi this is Mark Green bringing you another episode of the Veteran Connections Podcast where my mission is to help transitioning Veterans and Veterans already out of the military engage with the business community, and to share the knowledge and tools needed to successfully start a business. The Veteran Connections Podcast brings you experience and advice from fellow Veterans who are business owners and have made the transition from the military and into the business community.

There are Veterans transitioning out of the military every day. Some of them have an idea or a passion that they want to turn into a business. Having the right connections can be the one thing that makes the difference between a success or a failure. In this Veteran Connections Podcast I will be talking to Veteran business owners about what steps they are taking, the hurdles they have ran into, what advice they have for you, and what they hope life will look like a few years from now. With these real life interviews and real life results you can gain the expert knowledge from those that have been there. From your military brothers and sisters.

Today’s guest, Geriann Weisbrook is the founder of Military Mamas and a Few Good Men. They give support to troops, veterans and their families. This support comes from a place of love and appreciation and extends the message of ‘Thank you for your service, you are not forgotten’.

 

You can follow Geriann here

Website: http://www.MilitaryMamaNetwork.org

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geriannwiesbrook/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geriann.wiesbrook

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wiesbrooks/

Topics

1:24 Geriann shares how her company was created.

  • ‘Supporting our troops, veterans and their families’ became their known tagline.
  • Needs are evaluated and determined how they can be best met through the network.

4:57 Local events are one of the things which set Military Mamas apart.

  • It’s a point of connection and creation of cards for those who are in need.

6:16 Incredible Fact: 38,000 cards sent out last year to deployed troops, veterans and families having a tough time.

7:57 One thing Geriann is proud of.

  • Everything they create has a personal touch.
  • It sends the message that ‘you are not forgotten’.

12:42 Geriann shares her motivation for doing what she is doing.

  • She is the mom of a military service member.
  • Her belief, ‘we are all here to make an impact on somebody’.

15:10 A goal in progress.

  • To create a database and index of services that a person can connect their veteran/service member to.

16:42 The importance of not duplicating effort mentioned.

19:35 Geriann issues a call to women who are ‘reluctant leaders and don’t realise their value in the world’. She has a lot to share with them.

24:16 An open welcome to any help to partner and support their mission.

26:18 A big focus.

  • To create a resource that families can use to help their loved ones transition into veteran world.

30:20 A plea to seek help for your loved ones if you have concerns over their well being.

32:58 Geriann’s big, audacious goal.

Geriann Wiesbrook, MilitaryMamaNetwork™

Join us is my whole pitch. I’d love to discuss the Facebook grant and what we are doing with it

 

The Veteran Connections Podcast provides advice from Veterans for Veterans. A lot of people like you and me that have been through the military have the same thoughts and a lot of the same questions. We may have even had the exact same struggle. I hope you find some answers as you go on this Veteran Connections journey with me where we will learn, explore, and get answers to your questions.

Another great resource for Veterans wanting to start their own business is the Small Business Administration (SBA)

https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business/business-types/veteran-owned-businesses

If you need more information or want assistance implementing one of the things you learned about today you can contact me. I can teach you techniques and strategies to help you connect and network in the business community so you can reach your personal or professional goals. Email me at stepoutstepup7@gmail.com and let me know how I can help you!

I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast episode and if you have a burning question that you would like to get answered by an experienced Veteran business owner about starting your own business go ahead and email me. I will be sure to answer it in a future episode!

Thank you for listening!  -Mark