Events for veteran, military-spouse, and elite-athlete 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, military-spouse, and elite-athlete 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.
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Each Reblue is part of a 2-part series of ticketed workshops led by experts that deliver practical, impactful content in a collaborative way that serves to “reblue” the skills of veteran, military-spouse, and elite-athlete entrepreneurs.
August 5th, 2021 5pm ET
DC All Call – Virtual Networking and Mutual Support for Veteran, Military-Spouse, and Elite-Athlete Entrepreneurs
The DC All Call occurs on the 1st Thursday of each month.
August 12th, 2021 5 pm CT
Texas All Call – Virtual Networking and Mutual Support for Veteran, Military-Spouse, and Elite-Athlete Entrepreneurs
The Texas All Call occurs on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
August 19th, 2021 5 pm MT
Colorado All Call – Virtual Networking and Mutual Support for Veteran, Military-Spouse, and Elite-Athlete Entrepreneurs
The Colorado All Call occurs on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
August 26th, 2021 5 pm PT
PacNorWest All Call – Virtual Networking and Mutual Support for Veteran, Military-Spouse, and Elite-Athlete Entrepreneurs
The PacNorWest All Call occurs on the 4th Thursday of each month.
National Non-Profit All Call – Virtual Networking, Mutual Support, and Fundraising Opportunity for Veteran, Military-Spouse, and Elite-Athlete led 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, military-spouse, and elite-athlete 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.
Check out the past month’s All Calls, our National Nonprofit All Calls, and our Reblue Workshops
July 22nd, 2021 PacNorWest All Call – This All Call featured a company building a veteran-discount marketing service, Western Governors University and their veteran/mil-spouse supporting educational programs, an entrepreneur who’s struggling to balance the needs of family and his growing business, and much more!
July 15th, 2021 Colorado All Call – This All Call featured a company that specializes in direct mailing, an IT solutions company, a service that markees business discounts for veterans, and more!
July 8th, 2021 Texas All Call – This All Call featured a veteran interested in building schools in Africa, an active duty Army officer, and his craft vinyl company, an update from Veterans Ascend, and much more.
July 1st, 2021 DC All Call – This All Call featured a nonprofit food truck service that trains veterans and military-spouses in the culinary arts, an initiative to create no-cost video content for our community, a video production service, an HR compliance service, and much more.
June 29th, 2021 Reblue Part 1 – (How) Should My Business Use SEO? – Alex Fakeri of Mojo Creative Digital taught us:
- Basics of digital marketing
- How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) fits into digital marketing
- How SEO works
- When SEO is ‘worth it’ for your business
- How SEO is priced, packaged, and delivered
June 30th, 2021 Reblue Part 2 – App Development and Lessons Learned from Across our Community
- Basics of app development
- Costs of app development
- The app development process
- Best practices
- Lessons learned from idea to MVP to full-scale rollout
June 22nd, 2021 PacNorWest All Call, sponsored by Western Governors University – This inaugural All Call in the Pacific Northwest featured a hot-rod car restoration sercvice, a driving monitoring/ reporting service, information on how WGU serves the veteran and military-spouse community, and more.
June 22nd, 2021 National Non-Profit All Call, sponsored by Excelsior College – Our 4th virtual networking and mutual support event for just the veteran / military-spouse / elite athlete led non-profit world. We heard pitches from the non-profits listed below, as well as two service provider (Authentically American Apparel and Custom Donations
May 25th, 2020 Reblue Part 1 – Branding your Business or Non-Profit – The Legal Considerations, presented by the Parlatore Law Group. Our guests Elana Bertram, Nicole Gaither, and Maria Jose Rivera presented the legal considerations for starting up a business, addressed the use of a name and logo, taught us about trademarks, copyrights, and patents, the concepts of registering and continued use, Image rights, and when it’s smart to contact an IP attorney for assistance.
May 27th, 2020 Reblue Part 2 – Building and Protecting Your Personal Brand – The Legal Considerations. Our guests taught us about Image rights, publicity rights, conisderation for rademarking your brand, staying true to your brand, and sponsorship and endorsement agreements involving name/image/likeness
March 16th, 2021 National Non-Profit All Call – Our 3rd 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 (Authentically American Apparel).
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.
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 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.
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.
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).