CY6 - Check Your Six

CY6 - Check Your Six

Small Business owner with a military background discuss the challenges of business ownership, transitions from active duty and taking your experience and training from the military into the civilian business world. Join your host Tim Proctor with GRP Studios as he talks with with other small business owners on a variety of topics.

Episodes

May 20, 2024 43 mins

For Episode 135 of the Check Your Six podcast, Land Buying guru Brent Bowers called in and talked about his journey into buying and selling land. A Florida born native, 8 year Army Veteran that turned from buying and selling homes through Zach Buys Homes(interesting story on that name) to focusing on the purchasing and selling of land nation wide. He talked about some of the early stages in his home buying and selling stage of life...

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Jacqui Williams and Andria Estrella-Roa, came back into GRP Studios to talk  some more about Veteran mental health on the Check Your Six Podcast. This time around Jacqui and Andria talked about changing the narrative about suicide, no longer "committing" suicide, it is death by suicide. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, behavioral reactions to feelings, as well as what Little "T" and Big &q...

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Honored and proud to have two young ladies, Jacqui Williams and Andria Estrella-Roa, stop by GRP Studios to talk about Veteran mental health on the Check Your Six Podcast. Both Jacqui and Andria are licensed marriage and family therapist, they have know each other for years and have recently joined forces to create Golf Yankee Six which focuses on the issues and challenges that veterans and their families face when they are returni...

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Episode 132 of the Check Your Six podcast brought some Jamaican flair into the GRP Studios when Shannalee Millsap, aka Chef Shanna dropped in for the podcast. Jamaican born and raised, she is now living in Central Florida and giving us all a "taste" of what Jamaica is like. She starting her love for cooking with her grandmother, Mama Shirley, and took that love and turned it into the business she has today, JamRockEatz. S...

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Kenneth "PK" Clark spent some time in the GPR Studios talking about Vibrant Families, Inc on the Check Your Six podcast. PK is the Founder and Executive Director of Vibrant Families and is looking to make a change and impact the lives of young men in Central Florida that are part of a single parent family. PK shared his background of growing up without a father, living life as a young African-American male where the only ...

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Episode 130 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Ed Zausch into the GRP Studios to talk about his two business ventures, Daddy's Chicken Shack and The Vitamin Shoppe. Ed already had a successful business in Indiana that he expanded in Florida but like many businesses, the events in 2020 had a serious impact on his business. He closed the Florida expansion but decided against going back and forth to Indiana every week and look...

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Chip Colandreo from Lake Mary Life Publishing stopped by the GRP Studios for his recording of the 129th episode of the Check Your Six Podcast. A Florida boy from Niceville that grew up in Lake Mary, graduated from Lake Mary High, became a UCF Knight and now is helping to run and publish the currently 4 publications for Lake Mary Life Publishing. We talked a lot about the print media industry, the challenges of a media heavy society...

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Episode 128 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Doug and Katie Nutaitis into the GRP Studios to talk about both of their businesses, Crown Trophy in Orlando and Mighty Dog Roofing in Altamonte Springs. Both are born and raised in the desert of Arizona, ASU grads, that decided to move to Florida after a very abrupt end to careers that they had planned on having in Arizona. They both talk about the challenges of opening a business,...

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Retired Air Force CMSgt Greg Bicknell stopped by the GRP Studios for his session of the Check Your Six podcast. Greg is now part of the Center For Independent Living(CIL) here in the 7 county Central Florida area and we has able to correct a lot of the thinking that I had, as well as many others, about exactly what it is that the CIL does for people. I always thought it was a place that people could go to live that needed assisted ...

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Episode 126 of the Check Your Six podcast had a very unique aroma when Raul Pabon, with Smart Scoops, stopped by the GRP Studios for his recording. Raul is truly the example of a new business owner, he and his partners opened this in December of 2023 so his is still getting his feet wet(pun totally intended). We have seen some of the marketing they have been doing locally with road sights that tell exactly what the business does, &...

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Episode 125 of the Check Your Six Podcast had Rebecca Waldron stop by the GRP Studios to talk about running multiple business locations and really two totally different business models. Jack The Dipper Ice Cream "Parlor" and the Revive Hair Collective are the two businesses that Rebecca runs out of locations in Longwood Florida and she talked about some of the challenges she has for both of these businesses. Finding styli...

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Jennifer Englert with The Orlando Law Group made another visit to the GRP Studios for Episode 124 of the Check Your Six Podcast to deliver a Christmas present from the US Government! Jennifer had sent out one of their weekly emails about the new Corporate Transparency Act from 2021 that is supposed to take effect on Jan 1st 2024 and will require BOI or Beneficial Ownership Reporting for almost all small business entities. We had a ...

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Episode 123 of the Check Your Six Podcast brought 3 lovely ladies into the GRP Studios to talk about Exit Global Realty. Wendy Wagner, Kristina Peacock and Alena Rivera all joined me today and explained how a meeting that may or may not have included wine and napkins resulted in them joining forces and becoming a part of what is Exit Global Realty. These ladies obviously love what they do, they love the clients/customers that they ...

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Andrew Brainard with Trans-Med Care Long Distance Medical Transportation paid a visit to GRP Studios to record Episode 122 of the Check Your Six podcast. Andrew and I have talked on a couple of occasions and were finally able to connect and get him in to talk about what he does. First he helped me understand the operation of non-emergency medical transport, how he serves the public, the safety measures he takes, the care they give ...

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Episode 121 of the Check Your Six podcast brought John Blum into the GRP Studios representing Five Star Claims Adjusting. Being a homeowner is a great position to be in but sometimes as we have said on the program before, "you don't know what you don't know until you realize you don't know it". John talked a lot about so many things that Joe Average homeowner or business owner(who leases) may not realize ab...

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I had the pleasure of having Eric Hale stop by the GRP Studios today to record his session about DreamQuest Tiny Neighborhoods Inc. Coming from a small town in Southern Idaho(they didn't have a traffic light) and working his way through the construction industry, facilities management and seeing all of the things that are done wrong from a construction standpoint, he decided to do something to address the affordable housing is...

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Our good friend Dr. Jim Rybacki stopped by GRP Studios today for some filming and some podcast time. We have been working with Dr. Rybacki for several years with his EGMN/Essential Guide to Medical News and the EGPD/Essential Guide to Prescription drugs content that covers a wide range of medical news and information. We talked today about how he ended up where he is today(he was almost a Dentist), his passion for what he does and ...

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Amy Kirkland with Seminole State College stopped by GRP Studios today to talk about Seminole State College and how you can "Go State and Go Far".  Seminole State presented at a Seminole Chamber meeting a few months back and really did a fantastic job letting the attendees know about all off the programs that they offer for students, business owners and the community as a whole. Amy is very passionate about what she does a...

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Episode 117 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Andy Lawniczak into the GRP Studios to talk about printing, wrapping, not "rapping" and other challenges Andy has with creating excellent product for his clients. Andy is a faith based company and is committed to doing things in a manner that reflect that faith in the way he treats and service those that use Creative Wraps. He talked about how he arrived in Central Florida...

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Episode 116 of the Check Your Six podcast brought Brian Nagle with Real Time Services into the GRP Studios to talk about all kinds of stuff. We covered his move from the East Coast to Florida, his transition from mostly providing payroll funding for staffing companies to the PEO services that they are currently focusing on. The growth of some businesses during the craziness that affected all of us in 2020 to the downturn in those s...

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