Veteran On the Move | Helping Military Veterans Transition to Entrepreneurship
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Are you a Veteran in transition, an entrepreneur wanna be or someone who’s stuck in that JOB trying to escape? Veteran on the Move is your pathfinder to freedom. Dedicated to helping military veterans transition to the exciting world of entrepreneurship. The podcast interviews military veterans that have become entrepreneurs, successful business leaders, and features programs and resources to guide veterans in their quest to become successful entrepreneurs.Read more »
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Starting Your Own Mortgage Company with Marine Veteran Dan Chapman Home Bridge Ep. 227
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Dan Chapman is a US Naval Academy graduate and Marine Corps Captain. His passion for real estate has helped his customers achieve their dream homes. Today he shares how he was able to do what he wanted right after leaving active duty and become one of the top VA loan officers in the United States.
“I think I always had this vision of going into business.” - Dan Chapman
Dan graduated from the Academy in 2002 and went to the aviation route. Soon enough, he realized what a struggle motion sickness would be for his career. He was puking a lot and had trouble acclimating. He could last hours with Benadryl in his system, but he got too groggy to function and effectively attend to his duties.
While he loved aviation, he realized being a pilot was not in the cards for him so he made an MOS change to aviation logistics.
A Life-Altering Email
When Dan came back from Iraq with only a year left, he knew he had to get started with his transition. He began researching, reaching out to anyone who would happen to answer what to do in transition. He asked many questions of how they did it, what they did, and how they achieved success.
He wrote to someone involved in home depot and expressed his interest to join the junior officer depot transition program and eventually start his own business. What he got back included not only instructions but a story of a man who shared the same desire of doing business after a few years in home depot. Dan took notes and met with his future employer, and worked with him to obtain the experience he needed to build his own company.
Diving in Before the Crash
Dan got into the real estate business right before the crisis in 2007. His first few clients were the people he served with, remodeling their homes. He was laying down tiles and painting baseboards during his first year.
And while the crash had removed remodeling from the picture, Dan stayed in the field and went after success.
“Real estate is one of those things you can bring up to anyone anytime, especially in a really hot market.” - Dan Chapman
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The Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 150 episodes giving listeners the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane featuring the people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship: Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard veterans, DOD, entrepreneurship, business, success, military spouse, transition, education, programs and resources. Veteran On the Move has garnered over 500,000 listens verified through Stitcher Radio, Sound Cloud, Itunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.
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Rated 5 out of
This is a great show that shines the light on some amazing veterans doing some awesome things. Thanks for your service y'all, and keep doing great things!
Date published: 2014-07-12
Rated 5 out of
Veterans? This Show is for YOU!!
Helpful, useful, and needed information and interviews for all veterans out there seeking to transition into entrepreneurship!
Date published: 2014-08-17
Rated 5 out of
Joe interviews great guests with the aim of empowering veterans to thrive in civilian life. Fascinating! A great show!
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of
Great Show on Transition Trends and Insights
Great interview and very thought provoking information. Thank you both so much for sharing. It's definitely worth the time to go check out the initial statistics and stay informed. I'm excited for the change this may help happen.
Date published: 2016-11-23