Fiber Light Fire Starters

Justin Lair, Veteran on the Move

About this Episode

Today we are honored to host Justin Lair on the show. Justin, a former US Navy Veteran is the founder of Fiber Light. During his service he was assigned to HMX-1 presidential helicopter squadron. Justin worked as a corporate trainer and conducted all new hire, customer service, sales, and technical support training for a call center. Today Justin will talk about learning from failures and his success story.

Key Points of Discussion

  • Justin’s life story
  • Life in the Marine Corps
  • Starting business at an early age
  • Transitioning out of Marine Corps
  • Ugly baby thesis
  • Importance of trade shows
  • Advice for veterans
  • Seeking help from successful veterans

Key Milestones of this Episode

[01:15] Justin Lair’s life story

[02:43] Working as presidential support specialist

[07:07] Starting of first business

[11:13] Life out of Marine Corps

[17:17] Starting of Fiber Light

[20:52] Thesis

[26:30] Learning the Importance of trade shows

[30:19] Advice for veterans

[32:58] Reaching out for help

Key Quotes

  1. “I don’t start companies with debt.”
  2. “I will absolutely go get a freaking crap job to pay some bills so I can build a business.”
  3. When I’m worried that it’s not working or I hit some sort of a speed bump that I don’t know how to get over; That’s when I start seeing new shiny objects.” 
  4. The worst part about having a bad idea is it will suck the freaking life out of you, it will take all of your money and it will take all of your motivation and all of your time and it could put you in a super bad spot.”
  5. “I’ve never had a customer purchase something from my website or Amazon and contact me later and say they want their money back.”
  6. “If you’re trying to bring anything to market, get on the trade show bandwagon, you will meet so many people, you will make so many connections.”

About Our Guest

Justin is a Marine Veteran and Entrepreneur. He stated Fiber Light 3 years ago and had taken Fiber Light from conception to market. Justin started his first business at the age of 15, 22 years ago. While in the Marine Corps, Justin was a Presidential Guard on Marine One with President Bush.





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