Networking for Business

Anthony DeToto, Veteran on the Move

About this Episode

Army veteran Anthony Detoto from 1836 Veterans talks about networking and creating collisions with veterans and veteran business owners.  Texas veterans chase their entrepreneurial dreams. The group casts a wide net and will soon hear pitches in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, but it is careful about whom they back. When they invest, though, the commitment is total.

Key Points of Discussion with Anthony DeToto

  • Anthony’s transition from the Army to a civilian job
  • Significance of jobs in the Army and as a civilian
  • Lessons Learned
  • Networking
  • Family Offices
  • How do veterans self assess?

Key Milestones of this Episode

[01:11] Anthony’s introduction

[03:12] Going to school at West Point

[06:24] How Anthony transitioned from the military to civilian sector

[07:43] Those who helped along the way

[10:37] Naive Networking

[15:50] Self Assess

[24:59] What is your value proposition?

Key Resources

  1. 1836 Veterans
  2. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2020: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles 

Key Quotes by Anthony Detoto

  1. “We always feel like we’re not good enough for that threshold.”
  2. “So many of the civilian jobs are not going to make you feel as significant as the jobs in the Army.”
  3. “I wanted to touch a wider swab of people sooner.”
  4. “All I could do is promise them that I would help others that were in a similar position.”
  5. “1836 is a beachhead to help veterans find capital in all four of those different forms.”
  6. “If you want to get paid ask for money, if you want to get paid twice ask for advice.”
  7. “A veteran is a person who has written a check at least once in their life payable to the United States of America.”

About our Guest Anthony Detoto

Anthony Detoto is Servant Leader, helping military veterans decide on entrepreneurship or intraprenuership.  As with all things military-related, DeToto built 1836’s operations plan around an acronym: FISH, for the four types of capital every entrepreneur needs.

F is for financial. Funding can come in two primary forms, debt or equity. Should the business take on debt, and from where? Should the entrepreneur sell a share in the company, and to whom?

I is for intellectual. Every company is built around a product or service. But in a competitive market, new ideas are what make a company prosper or fail.

S is for social. Does the founder have the connections to get the business off the ground? Where are the customers, who are the advisers, and from where will the money come?

H is for human. Most businesses need more than one employee. Who is going to help run the business? 

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