The 4All Call Series
A place for veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs to connect with a community they can trust.
The all-call announces a meeting for the purpose of sharing information, planning, or stepping off towards the objective.
These regional, virtual forums provide networking and mutual support for veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs. Each no cost, monthly forum is focused on supporting a local ecosystem and welcomes participants from around the nation to get a little help and give a little help. Each All Call consists of sequential executive-pitches from those interested in sharing their businesses and how our community can help them.
The rebluing process improves cosmetic appearance, prevents corrosion and improves overall functionality of a worn weapon.
Each Reblue is part of a 2-part series of ‘pay-what-it’s-worth’ workshops led by experts that deliver practical, impactful content in a collaborative way that serves to “reblue” the skills of veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs.
March 16th, 2021 5pm ET National Non-Profit All Call – Virtual Networking, Mutual Support, and Fundraising Opportunity for Veteran and Military-Spouse Non-Profits. We invite our entire community to join and show your support!
The National Non-Profit All Call is open to the public and provides a forum for fundraising and mutual support among veteran and military-spouse led and owned non-profits. This All Call will consist of pitches by pre-selected non-profits that want to share their efforts and how the veteran ecosystem and our allies might help them. Pitches are limited to 3-minutes and followed by 2 minutes of their fundraising goals and biggest-needs…those they hope our community can help with. Slides permitted.
March 18th, 2021 5pm CT Texas All Call – Virtual Networking and Mutual Support for Veteran and Military-Spouse Entrepreneurs.
March 25th, 2021 5pm CT Twin Cities All Call – Virtual Networking and Mutual Support for Veteran and Military-Spouse Entrepreneurs.
April 8th, 2021 5pm ET DC All Call – Virtual Networking and Mutual Support for Veteran and Military-Spouse Entrepreneurs.
All the Awesome Stuff We’ve Done Together
March 4th, 2021 DC All Call – This All Call featured a photography service, a socially-minded coffee shop, and much more.
February 25th, 2021 Texas & Twin Cities All Call – This All Call featured the Veteran Women’s Entreprise Center in Dallas, PenFed’s Veteran Entreprenuer Investement Program, and innovative virutal-fishing-tournament platform, our first Partner Call, and much more.
February 16th, 2020 Reblue 3-21 – Developing Your Personal Brand Story, with guest Pete Canalichio of BrandAlive. This workshop taught us the elements of a brand, how brands add value, and how brands are built or eroded. We then looked at what it takes for brands to grow from awareness to advocacy. We ended by looking at why it is important to start with your why before your how and what, and how to develop that personal brand story of yours.
February 23rd, 2020 Reblue 4-21 – Developing Your Personal Brand Architecture, with guest Pete Canalichio of BrandAlive. In this Reblue, we started by learning what a Brand Positioning Statement is, what its significance is, and how to to develop your own. Then we learned about Brand Architecture, its purpose, and how you develop your own Personal Brand Architecture. We ended with Brand Essence, why it is important to understand , and how you develop your own.
February 4th, 2021 DC All Call – This All Call featured a Virginia company producing vehicle components, a good discussion on how social media advertising can help you, a new way for military families to invest in the housing market, and much more.
January 26th, 2021 Twin Cities All Call – This first All Call of 2021 featured a Minnesota bank offering support to the veteran business community, a non-profit developing a marital counseling program, a great update from our partner at Veterans ASCEND, and more.
January 14th, 2020 Reblue 1-21 – 2020 Business Tax Prep, with guest Tina McGeehan of Alternative Accounting Solutions. This Reblue stepped us through big picture considerations for 2020, whether you have a CPA or you’ll use tax-prep software, forms you’ll need to file, based on our business setup, tax deductions, tax credits specific to military and military-spouses, and how to account for use of the Paycheck Protection Program and other CARES Act programs.
January21st, 2020 Reblue 2-21 – Let a CPA Teach You How to Run Your Business Better in 2021, with guest Tina McGeehan of Alternative Accounting Solutions. In this Reblue, we learned about business entity choice for those just starting out (LLC vs S-Corp), when it’s appropriate to transition from LLC to S-Corp, reviewed deductions to consider in 2021, and were provided a better-way to track and manage business income and expenses so that you can pay quarterly taxes.
December 17th, 2020 Dallas All Call – This final All Call of 2020 featured a flm-maker seeking investment, a Fortune 5000 broker seeking mature veteran and mil-spouse service providers, and more.
December 10th, 2020 National Non-Profit All Call – Our 2nd virtual networking and mutual support event for just the veteran / military-spouse founded non-profit world. We heard pitches from the non-profits listed below, as well as one service provider (Veteran Stats).
December 1st, 2020 Reblue #3 – Accelerators 101 – The What, the “Am I Ready”, and the “How to Get Ready”, with guests Alex Chompff and Charley Ansbach of Evolution Accelerator. This Reblue taught what an accelerator is and is not, demonstrated an innovative self-assessment process to determine suitability for an accelerator, and shared how a business can become ready for an accelerator.
December 8th, 2020 Reblue #4 – The Capital Raise: How Much, the Lead Investor, and Latest Tools, with guests Alex Chompff and Charley Ansbach of Evolution Accelerator. This Reblue was like opening a window onto a diferent world; it taught the various stages of capital raising, how a capital goal is set, common errors, why a lead-investor is critical, how impact-investing is unqiue, and much much more.
December 3rd, 2020 Annapolis All Call – We hosted this All Call at the Maryland Innovation Center in Columbia, MD and had Project Opportunity director Joe Giordano as our guest. Check out this All Call to hear about the growth of Project Opportunity to support miltary spouses, a pitch from a genetic-awareness and therapy startup, an outdoor game company, and more.
November 24th, 2020 Twin Cites All Call – Our 3rd Twin Cities All Call featured a nationwide sign-language service for government agencies, a pitch for a female-founders accelerator, social-media advertising agency, and more.
November 19th, 2020 Dallas All Call – Mark Mhley traveled to Dallas to join Mario Blandini and Chuck Wright for this event and it was one of our best! This 3rd Dallas All Call featured a live-stream management sercice, a water-damage recovery company, a golf-accessory company, a coding-training service, and so many more.
October 29th, 2020 Reblue #1 – Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Behind Winning Email Campaigns, with guest Emmanuel Eleyae, founder of Eleyae Systems. This Reblue debunked myths about email, taught an effective ‘workflow’ that any small-business owner can master, all the tricks to help you get into the inbox, get opened, and get clicked (like what subject lines are really the best…), and how to schedule your emails for maximum effectiveness.
“I’ve been doing email campaigns for 2 decades and this was the best training I’ve ever had…bar none!”Jimmy Weeks, attendee of Reblue 1 and founder of Internet Strategy Labs
November 4th, 2020 5pm ET Reblue – Fortune is in the Followup: Using Email Automation to Make $ While You Sleep, This second Reblue taught email automation to help us engage clients/buyers throughout their ‘buyer experience’ with our business. We now know how to create, schedule, and automatically deliver unique email content triggered by that user. Powerful stuff.
November 3rd, 2020 Annapolis All Call – This All Call featured a Coast Guard training tracking-tool, a virtual and fractional CFO service, a website analytics tool, and much more.
October 22th, 2020 Dallas All Call – Our 2nd virtual networking and mutual support event for the DFW community had about 25 entrepreneurs join from across Texas and from around the nation, including one building a networking tool for veterans struggling to navigate job transitions, another who develops and manages websites (and operates a training program from military-spouses), another that advises on human capital, one who’s growing a transformational, keto-friendly bakery and sugar-alternative business, and one growing a purposeful coffee / cold-brew company.
October 8th, 2020 Annapolis All Call – Our 11th All Call.
September 29th, 2020 Twin Cities All Call – Our inaugural virtual networking and mutual support event for the Minneapolis / St Paul community included pitches for an experienced sales consultant, a new veteran-entrpreneur acccelerator, a service that certifies service disabled businesses to do business with Fortune 500 companies, and an entrepreneur developing an employee enagement tool, among others.
September 24th, 2020 Dallas All Call – Our inaugural virtual networking and mutual support event for the Dallas community included pitches for a short term rental company focused on serving the mobile military family, a business specializings in marketing material for Texas realtors, a virtual assistant company comprised of miitary-spouses, an entrepreneur development service, and an app to serve transitiong veterans who seek to make a greater impact, among others.
September 17th, 2020 National Non-Profit All Call – Our 8th virtual networking and mutual support event and our 1st for just the veteran / military-spouse founded non-profit world. We heard pitches from the non-profits listed below, as well as two service providers (Veterans ASCEND and Boodle.AI).
September 10th, 2020 Annapolis All Call – Our 7th virtual networking and mutual support event.
August 13th, 2020 Annapolis All Call – Our 6th virtual networking and mutual support event included pitches for the Veteran Business Network, a national online university and high school system, an outdoor furniture maker, an integrated cannabis grower, a water-delivery system, and new data analytics firm, among others.
July 16th, 2020 Annapolis All Call – Our 5th virtual networking and mutual support was another good one, including pitches from a food-truck franchisee, upscale tatoo business, an Ensign in grad school investing in multi-family properties, and the Texas Veteran Chamber of Commerce, among others. Hosted in partnership with Launch! Annapolis, Founder Trac, and MCVC Partners.
June 11th, 2020 Annapolis All Call – Our 4th virtual networking and mutual support forum was one of the best ones yet. From a PenFed Foundation’s Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program (VEIP) overview, to gaming for a cause, to driving health care costs down, to notebooks made from renewable materials, there’s something here for everyone. Hosted in partnership with Launch! Annapolis, Founder Trac, and MCVC Partners.
May 14th, 2020 Annapolis All Call – Our 3rd virtual networking and mutual support event once again heard pitches from over a dozen veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs, and incorporated a collaborative tool allowing an easier and lasting exchange of information. Hosted in partnership with Launch! Annapolis, Founder Trac, and MCVC Partners.
April 30th, 2020 Annapolis All Call – Our 2nd virtual networking and mutual support event for veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs. Hosted in partnership with Launch! Annapolis, Founder Trac, and MCVC Partners. We had over 50 attendees, heard pitches from 13 of them, and help them address their biggest challenges.
April 16th, 2020 Annapolis All Call – This was our inaugural virtual-networking event that replaced an actual happy hour even (remember those?). We started with an intro to our regional entrepreneur ecosystem initiative and were followed by one-minute pitches from 25 veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs, as well as their requests for support from the audience. A ton of useful information for any level of entrepreneur! Thanks to our partners at Launch! Annapolis, Patriot Boot Camp, Founder Trac, and MCVC Partners. Special thanks to SRVD for producing the Annapolis All Call podcast, which you’ll see replace this meager mp3 file as soon as it’s ready.