Rank #1: BATB2: “Every helmet tells a story.” Kevin and Kristen of J5 Firelids tell their story of how they continue to grow their company while working full-time and raising a family.
Rank #2: BATB8: A Total of Five Years Branding The Chief Miller Name
Working full time as a chief while building one of the biggest brands in the fire service, Chief Miller explains how he has been able to juggle both jobs. As technology and social media has revolutionized the world, Chief Miller has kept up with the times! Balance is a hard road in life and we are able to dig into Chief’s life balance on this episode.
Rank #3: BATB3: Apparel, handmade leather goods, firefighter tools of the trade, and heavy duty tablet mounts. Those are the products of Black Smoke Apparel. Tune in to hear how two Fresno firefighters, best friends, husbands and fathers have built a company tha
Rank #4: BATB034: Helping Communities On and Off Duty with Brent from MBIntel
Brent first started out in a joint venture with two other first responders, it was a great partnership; however, the business did not pan out. The partnership ending on great terms, then Brent went to work on a great new company! MBIntel started, and has been running successfully for over a year. He started this company in the pursuit of his passion, and now has gotten a lot of traction during the journey. Brent is no stranger to failure during his journey, and this is what makes Brent and his company MBIntel a force of fury. As the company builds up Brent plans to expand and increase the service areas he provides. It's not every day a company like Brent's company comes around, it's a niche market and the success for Brent is already showing.
Rank #5: BATB5: Pip Director of 555 Fitness Talks About How He Balances Life and Full Time Non-Profit
Rank #6: BATB9: Getting Physically and Mentally Healthy with James Geering From Behind The Shield
In any public servant profession there are people that have a tough time getting motivation to work on their physical and mental mindset, and all of that is important in that field. James Geering is paving the way in those areas for the fire service on his Podcast Behind The Shield. James came onto our show to give his insight on how he stays passionate and motivated about his mission. Tune in for his great tips and how he has grown to be a well known mind as a podcaster and fitness junky.
Rank #7: BATB035: Book Launch, Real Estate Investing and Police Work with David Greene
Our first repeat guest has hit the BATB Podcast with a bang! We brought David back onto the show to tell us about what he has been up to since the last time we saw him, and how his book launch has been going! Check out his new book Long-Distance Real Estate Investing. He is a busy guy with Police work, out-of-state real estate investing and the book launch. Someone as dynamic as David brings a good flavor to the podcast as do all our guests, and this one as all other episodes does not disappoint! As you may have noticed our sponsor for Business and The Badge is the guys from IndentiFire Safety! Check their products out by going to www.indentifiresafety.com
Rank #8: BATB033: Fire Careers Founder Craig Freeman and Subscription Base Businesses
Craig and his wife started this venture they thought was going to be something small to help other people looking to become firefighters a career. What was something small turned into a huge business venture that is still running today more than 30 years later. This venture was first Perfect Firefighter that changed into what we know today as Fire Careers. It is a great story and awesome to see what how this subscription based company is doing today. Check out this episode and also see Fire Careers online if you are searching for a career in the fire service!
Rank #9: BATB4: Brady Johnson of Fire Science Nutrition. Five years ago an idea, one year ago a company, surprising growth and success now. Tune in to hear how Brady and his partners have built a successful supplement company while working as a full-time firefig
Rank #10: BATB6: David Greene Talks About How He Juggles Business While he Works as a Full Time Police Officer, Real Estate Agent and Investor
Rank #11: BATB030: Clint Bruton Thunderbolt USA, Developing and Creating a Market Need
This is the first episode of 2018 and we hit 30 episodes. It is a great episode because we talk about how Clint has been able to build this product and give it out on people that would use it in many different facets. See our newest episode and let us know what you think about our shortened shows.
Rank #12: BATB029: Building a Company to Relaunching with Zack Taylor From St Florian Clothing
As a company is built it builds on community, culture and operations. Zack talks to us about how he built St Florian Clothing by himself and then relaunched it this year with a partner better than ever! It was great to catch up with Zack and see where his company is these days and where he came from. Also, it was great getting to know how he put the company on the shelf, and recreated something from what he first thought about. As a first responder building your own company there are many different ways to structure the company and partnerships! Check out and see how Zack structured his partnership.
Rank #13: BATB028: The Creator of Max Fire Box Shawn Bloemker Talks About Tradition and Training
This is an exciting episode to share with everyone! Shawn Bloemker joins us on the show to talk about his product Max Fire Box, and how he developed the product. It's truly a great story to hear and have him talk about the ups and downs of building a product that he has that has been reproduced without his permission. Shawn has had some ups and downs, but since he has started his product development and production he has loved every minute of it! Check out the show and how he has been successful in developing Max Fire Box.
Rank #14: BATB027: The Reviews That Get Watched with Drew McConnell
Only Six Months ago Drew set out to give people more information behind the brands of all first responder products, and he has been successful in uncovering great information that each consumer wants prior to purchasing a product. Drew started this company to help his fellow coworkers, and all others that are purchasing these products. The relationships and true friendships he has gained from this venture is the biggest reward of them all for Drew! Now Drew looks to bigger and larger dreams, and we are able to catch up with Drew to discuss his company and reviews.
Rank #15: BATB021: Jumping From One Venture to The Next and Working as a Police Officer on The East Coast with Suresh Madhavan
In the younger years of 221B Tactical there was still a positive cash flow for the company. This is something that not many business owners can say for their company. It's a main reason how Suresh and owners are able to continually make 221B tactical better each day. Suresh and the other owners have been through a lot and really bring a great deal of knowledge to the table to make this company as successful as it is today. It's becoming a household name in the police arena, and now a lot more first responders are hearing and jumping on board. As life gets busier it's easy to throw away a great business idea, or inspiration to a startup. This podcast episode goes against that normal of many people's beliefs