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WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

By Lisa Ducharme
My first Podcast was a reflection on 9/11/2020, because this year was the 19th Anniversary of 9/11. That made me really begin to think about why individuals who are military-connected make great leaders and business owners and decided to share this leadership series. We gathered military-connected leaders from across the United States and asked them to share their tips and strategies.

WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER - We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and military-connected leaders know how to move forward in a crisis.
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How to Keep Yourself and Your Business Together in Challenging Times
Jim Wong (https://www.caveteranschamber.com) and Dr. Shauna Spring (https://stellacenter.com) share information on how to keep yourself and your business together in challenging times.   This is the 13th Recession since WWII, so we have come through this multiple times and have come through each one better than before. Knowing our identify, value as a person, and what we are moving with purpose to achieve Even Leaders – maybe especially leaders – need their Tribe The people you take your armor off with, you show your real self with. The people you take your armor off with, you show your real self with. Consider who might be the Force Multipliers among our Employees, Customers, Suppliers, Investors, Banks and the Government Don’t lock yourself into a mindset that only the boss has the best ideas. Your employees can provide great ideas for the business Great opportunities in diversity This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org
01:04:22
September 20, 2020
It’s time for a reality check! Learn to Evaluate the Current Status of your Business and Determine the Path Forward
Leroy Ashwood (http://www.brave4veterans.org) provides a reality check, in this podcast.  In the midst of even the crisis is a pandemic and how much more resilient are we as a corporation and in a position to repurpose ourselves.  As they say, don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today. This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org
36:12
September 20, 2020
How to Be a Change Agent: Building an Influence Campaign
John Paradis (https://www.holyokesoldiershomecoalition.org) talks about how to be a change agent.   Key is communication – there is a great deal with anxiety and a lot of questions people have Ensure they foster positive relationships with clients Value of communication is checking in with people Always about developing relationships, finding that connection This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org
43:08
September 20, 2020
The Sea of Goodwill
Mike Zacchea (https://usvcc.org) breaks down what he considers three areas of Capital when talking about the Sea of Goodwill Economic Capital Political Capital Social Capital This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org
29:31
September 20, 2020
Building a Community Behind Your Business
Stephanie Brown (https://therosienetwork.org) talks about the 3 Key things any business can do to build a network without money Team and Advisors Clients and Customers Your Tribe and You To continue to build her business, she added Service2CEO for military veterans and military spouses. Even a solopreneur needs a community to grow their business Make one small commitment to buy from our military-connected businesses! www.rosieslist.org This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org
30:34
September 20, 2020
Systems of Success in Business
Anita Eliason (https://www.msbdc.org/) provides tools for you to use in business.   Think about the hat analogy.  Going to a 5-star restaurant with a ball cap on or think about going to a baseball game with a Top Hat you would wear to an extremely formal wedding, they aren't the rights.  You have to have the right hat on for the right circumstance. We need to understand the number of hats we wear as small business owners.  There are 4 very distinctive hats: CEO – responsible for vision and mission – the big picture COO – responsible for day to day operation – everything we do between the product and service to the customer is the job of operations person. CFO – responsible for thinking about the loans, debts, our relationships with bankers, etc. It’s not about pumping out reports and putting it on the desk, it’s creating a few key metrics that make sense. CCO – responsible to create consistency of communication and message across all areas. This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org
30:49
September 20, 2020
Reshaping Your Financial Narrative
Fred Parrish (https://emyth.theprofitbeacon.com/)  shares his finance expertise, by explaining a three-step management process to help you reshape your finances.  It is important to remind everyone, that every decision you make, regardless of how small, is a financial decision. You need to know where you want to go, and you can use his Plan, Evaluating, and Modify process.  You can take action today! This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org
34:53
September 20, 2020
The Restructuring Process During a Downturn
Leland (Lee) Goldberg (https://vetrn.org) talks about how to restructure from during a downturn.  Inaction is the riskiest response to the uncertainties of an economic or financial crisis. No decision is a decision. You need to figure out the best way to survive and maximize both performance and cash flow during the economic or financial downturn. Then take the necessary steps to implement needed change. It is critical that you focus on cash. Prepare a 13-week rolling direct cash flow forecast. This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org
36:27
September 20, 2020
Tips and Strategies for Finding & Developing a Strong Team
Jim Ball, of Jim Ball Coaching (https://www.jimballcoaching.com/) discusses a wide variety of topics. What do you do better than 10,000 other people? We have a unique lens to which we view the world. What are the natural patterns of thought, feelings and behavior? How to keep the activity going We want to create economic energy, where none previously existed. What are you building? It leads to a shift in mindset. This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here.  You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org
29:30
September 20, 2020
How to Be Resourceful and Why it Matters!
As veterans, there are many resources out there, and sometimes we don't always know how to find them.  The New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce (NEVCC) created a leadership series "We Are Stronger Learning from Each Other"  We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. Lisa Ducharme, Executive Director, New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce is interviewed by Anita Eliason,  Sr. Business Advisor at the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, and Chairman of the NEVCC Board.   In this podcast learn about resources available to veteran business owners. If you are interested in downloading the bonus sheets mentioned in this webinar, please go to https://nevcc.org/how-to-be-resourceful-and-why-it-matters/ and click on the red button for the webinar, about 5 seconds after the webinar starts you will be able download the bonus sheets. This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org
23:43
September 13, 2020
Reflecting on 9/11/2001
This is my first Podcast, I did it because 9/11/2020 is the 19th Anniversary of 9/11.   I was at the Pentagon, it was one of those times that you prepare for in your life, that you don’t realize you are preparing.  It change my life, but not as most people would think. It set me up for what I do now, if you would have asked me 20 years ago, what I would be doing today, I would tell you I’d be a VP of Human Resources taking care of the human resources in an organization. I would have never said, I’d be a business owner, the founder of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce, passionate about sharing resources with veterans and helping veterans, military, spouse and children start and grow their business.  However, that is what I do. As I was reflecting on 9/11, I share military-connected business information, as well as some songs from 9/11. I created a leadership webinar series "We Are Stronger Learning from Each Other",  We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach others, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here.
19:39
September 11, 2020