Dog Whistle Branding

In today’s episode I am joined by Scott Mackes, Founder of the Strength Mugs and The Service Academy Business Mastermind, a worldwide community of military veterans who share resources, information, insight and professional guidance to advance business ideas and opportunities through a trusted network. Scott is a pioneer in the veteran entrepreneurial community, for combining podcasting, community , and investing, into an E.L.F Business (which stands for easy, lucrative, and fun.) On the show he shares go-to market strategies for both ventures, and also how he's leveraged the SABM podcast to help build out his robust network.

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What is Dog Whistle Branding?

Weekly Tac-planning on marketing, brand strategy, and category design for early & growth stage veteran small businesses, keeping you in the fight and not face down in a rice paddy!