MB021: Why Pre-Veterans are the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs

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In this episode, we talk about the many rainy days in Seattle, the evolution of becoming an active-duty entrepreneur, and how Pre-Veterans can become entrepreneurs with Jason Anderson.

MB021 - Jason Anderson from PreVeteran

The Pre-Brief: Our guest today is Jason Anderson. Jason is recently retired C-130 Air Force Pilot and entrepreneur. While on active duty, he started a marketing company, wrote a book called Active duty Entrepreneur and as he transitioned, he launched his latest entrepreneurial evolution, PreVeteran. PreVeteran is action based training, education and community support to turn military members and spouses into small business owners while they are still serving.

Highlights:

  • Jason’s Connection to the Military Community: Jason started his career as a student at the US Air Force Academy. When the option came up to become a pilot, he said why not, and became a C-130 pilot. One of the most interesting parts of his career has been to an exchange pilot with the Japanese Air Force where he learned to speak Japanese.
  • Business idea: A few years ago, while driving down the highway with his wife, they began to have a conversation about what they would do after retirement. They really wanted to return to their hometown of Jackson Hole Wyoming, but when they looked at the federal jobs available, Jason could be a lumberjack or forest ranger. Jason did not want to do either, so they decided to start a business.

Quote: Mark Twain – “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

  • Answers for the BIG 5
    • One thing to learn: Learn that your time in the military is limited.
    • One action to take now: Start building your knowledge, know what you want to do.
    • Favorite book: E-Myth Revisted by Michael GerberFavorite Resource: HootSuite.com
    • One thing to enjoy outside of work: Find your work life-balance, your family was there before and during your service, and they will be there after.

How to reach Jason.

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