FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Winner BAYDOG

BAYDOG; Veteran On the Move

In this episode, Joe is joined by the winner of the 11th Annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest Barton O’Brien. Bart is a Marine Corps Veteran and the founder of BAYDOG, a pet supply company. Transitioning out of the Marine Corps following his third deployment, Bart attended graduate school before starting a career in finance. Wanting more professionally and personally from his career than life on Wall Street had to offer, Bart shifted his focus to entrepreneurship. Bart shares with Joe the story behind BAYDOG and what makes his company stand out from others in the market. He discusses how skills Veterans learn in the military can empower them as entrepreneurs and the importance of not being afraid to fail. Check out BAYDOG here and remember to use the promo VETERAN20 to save 20%.


About Our Guest  

BAYDOG was founded by Barton (Bart) OBrien, a reformed Wall Streeter and avid dog lover. After years of working in finance in London and New York, Bart decided he needed a change. He quit his job and the very next day picked up his new puppy -an adorable white Labrador Retriever named Walter. Soon after, they left the big city and founded BAYDOG, a pet supply business with products that look great, are highly functional, and go with their coastal lifestyle. BAYDOG products are named after different bays throughout the US. And as a Veteran-Owned business, BAYDOG donates a portion of its profits to charities serving veterans and dogs. BAYDOG is the Veteran Entrepreneur winner of the 11th Annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.



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