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Beyond the Uniform is a show to help military veterans navigate their civilian career. Each week, I meet with different veterans to learn more about their civilian career, how they got there, and what advice they'd give to other military personnel.

Beyond the Uniform Justin M. Nassiri

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 158 Ratings

Beyond the Uniform is a show to help military veterans navigate their civilian career. Each week, I meet with different veterans to learn more about their civilian career, how they got there, and what advice they'd give to other military personnel.

    BTU #459 - Four thoughts about career advice

    BTU #459 - Four thoughts about career advice

    Someone in our community sent me a message requesting a few thoughts on their military career transition. I wanted to take the opportunity to share four things that have been on my mind lately.

    • 14 min
    BTU 458 - Matt Miller Air Force Pilot to Vending Machine Empire

    BTU 458 - Matt Miller Air Force Pilot to Vending Machine Empire

    • 42 min
    BTU 457 - Founding Sport Clips Haircuts and Building 1700 Franchises Gordon Logan

    BTU 457 - Founding Sport Clips Haircuts and Building 1700 Franchises Gordon Logan

    Gordon Logan is the Founder & CEO at Sport Clips Haircuts, a company that he started back in 1993 and now has over 1,700 locations in the US & Canada. Logan started out at MIT, after which he served as an Aircraft Commander in the U.S. Air Force for seven years. After his military service, he worked as a financial planning and control consultant with Price Waterhouse & Co. in Houston, Texas. He holds an MBA with Honors from The Wharton School of Business.
    Why to Listen: 
    In the past I've interviewed veterans involved in Franchises. Gordon started a company that has become a franchise with over 1,700 locations, and many of their franchise owners are veterans. He gives an incredibly vivid look at what it is like to start and grow a company, how to remain fresh and grow with your business, and how failures are never final.

    • 55 min
    BTU 456- The CEO of Franchise Business Review talks about Vets in Franchises Eric Stites Edit

    BTU 456- The CEO of Franchise Business Review talks about Vets in Franchises Eric Stites Edit

    • 54 min
    BTU #455 - Active Duty to Chick-fil-A Franchise Owner (Marlon Terrell)

    BTU #455 - Active Duty to Chick-fil-A Franchise Owner (Marlon Terrell)

    Why to Listen: 
    For those that listened to Episode #129 with John Francis, you know that I’ve been thinking about how veterans that are interested in entrepreneurship should really consider a franchise. It seems to be a business with training wheels. It helps bridge the gap between someone’s military strengths and what’s necessary to grow and run a successful company. My guest today is Marlon Terrell, who went straight from the Navy into owning a Chick-Fil-A franchise. I really enjoyed this conversation. Marlon provides just the right amount of detail. I walked away feeling like I understood what it’s like to be in a franchise owner’s shoes in terms of pay, career progression, and hours. He really painted a vivid picture of what life in a franchise looks like. I also think it’s helpful because Marlon was really articulate in discussing exactly how what he learned in the military was applicable to his work as a franchise owner as well as how he went about selecting a franchise. He also talks about why a franchise may or may not be suited for you as a veteran.

    • 58 min
    BTU #454 - Veterans & Franchises (John W. Francis, aka "Johnny Franchise")

    BTU #454 - Veterans & Franchises (John W. Francis, aka "Johnny Franchise")

    John W Francis runs Next Level Franchise, Inc in Minnesota, where he helps franchisors, franchisees and supplier companies with their business issues by offering perspective, experience, advice and connections to help move them forward. He started back in 1980's helping in his family business, The Barber’s Inc, which was the franchisor of Cost Cutters, City Looks, and We Care Hair Salon. Over the next 15+ years he helped to grow the business internationally, eventually selling to the Regis Corporation in 1999. Since then he has directly worked with franchises, as well as served as an advisor, board member, consultant, and speaker to many people and companies in the franchise world. He is known as “Johnny Franchise” and is a Franchise Expert.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Pbell86 ,

Best transitioning resource

I heard about this podcast from a service member while facilitating a TAP class, I have been hooked since. Justin and the entire Beyond team are my favorite resource to give out to transitioning service members here in Japan. As a fellow veteran I am grateful for the inspiration but as a TAP facilitator this podcast has been such a powerful tool for me. I have taken so much guidance from this podcast to pass on . Everyone transitioning out of the military needs to be listening to this.

BRVentres ,

A lifeline, and a charted course.

Justin and his team provide guidance, support, clarity and confidence no matter where you are in your military service or transition. A must listen for anyone transitioning, but also for anyone who wants to gain insight as to who they aspire to be.
Keep them coming and thanks!

Jlr02m ,

A must listen!

BTU provides amazing support and stories for military veterans. Even if you are not affilated with the military, you will learn much from the stories that unfold in each podcast.

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