About This Show
#YearOfTheVet is a platform created by a 10-year Marine Corps Vet and author of “How to Grow a Beard: A Military Transition Guide Back into Civilian Life,“ Robert Graves—with the sole intention to share the lessons learned from the transitions stories of veterans around the globe who can add value to lives of other veterans who are walking the same transition path that others once walked.
From it, we share what is possible to those out there who:
-1) don’t understand the world of veterans,
-2) don’t know the potential of the value of being a vet, and
-3) maybe struggling in the process of transitioning as a vet.
It's my intention to help as many people in their process of integration & transition, and for the generations behind me to have knowledge readily available from the lessons already learned.
Most Recent Episode
Adam Maneen - Founder & CEO of Patriotic Online Marketplace | POMP USA
Adam Maneen joins the #YearOfTheVet family on this episode to introduce to the veteran population, the idea that we have the ability to be a presence larger than Amazon, EBAY, and Etsy... and I believe him.
Here's why you should too!
Adam, an Army Infantry Officer turned Online Marketplace owner, has noticed a gap in how veteran owned businesses are being represented in the marketplace. With a little over 2.5 million veteran owned businesses out there providing goods and services to the everyday citizens of the US of A, the average consumer wouldn't be able to determine whether or not they are supporting a veteran made product... if that's something they chose to do.
Being a supportive husband accidentally sent Adam down this road of creating a dedicated marketplace for Military-Owned and First Responder-Owned Businesses after trying to help his wife sell baby headbands on Etsy. They noticed that their great idea of a safe baby-band would've been lost in the thousands of other listings, and on top of that, Etsy would've charged a listing fee as well as taken a pretty penny of what they made. Selling there wasn't justifiable.
Therefore Patriotic Online Marketplace, LLC (aka POMP USA) was created. POMP has been established to battle the current oversaturated marketplace that nickels & dimes their vendors. An active duty, veteran, and immediate family friendly platform—POMP prides themselves on not having any listing fees or membership fees, and giving those who've served, the ability to have their own marketplace to sell their products and make the most money doing it.
But POMP isn't going to be successful because it's one of it's kind... no. POMP USA is going to be successful because Adam is the epitome of a winner. Pursuing the American Dream, the Adam Created this business with just a wish to help his wife make some extra cash on Etsy, and has gone from not being able to spell "IT" to becoming the internet guru, watching the analytics and trends of the internet—as well as facilitate the structural integrity of the website. But those lessons didn't come cheap. Two houses, his Thrift Savings Plan, many packs of ramen (and I'm sure—a VERY stressed out wife), Adam has had to learn to manage a company from the ground up—while learning to trust himself as a CEO of what has the potential to be a contender with the already established household named like Amazon, and Etsy... with the right partners—that I'm sure that will be in his cor
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Nov 7, 2017