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Blake Maske, Veteran on the Move

About this Episode

Army guard veteran Blake Maske talks about how he transitioned to entrepreneurship. Building a business from scratch has not been a walk in the park for him. It has taken a lot of sacrifice and hard work.

From a very tender age, Blake had an entrepreneurial spirit that many people always view as rebellious. He likes to do what people think he can’t do.

One special thing about how Blake and his partner run their business is the handwritten letters. When did you last receive a handwritten letter? It’s something super special for the customers.

Key Points of Discussion

  • Blake’s journey into the army
  • Blake’s entrepreneurship journey
  • Building a business from scratch
  • How to market a new business

 Key Milestones of this Episode:

 (00:00): Blake’s introduction

 (01:12): Blake’s journey into the army guard

 (03:57): Blake’s entrepreneurship journey

 (08:31): Riverside Designs

 (25:10): Customers versus the quality of your product

 Key Quotes by Blake Maske

  1. “Money can buy you happiness. Money can help other people be happy. Money makes a lot of impacts if you use it right.”
  2. “You do right by people and at the end of the day, people do right by you.”
  3. “Going above and beyond than what the normal people do. That’s what’s going to get you to that next level.”
  4. “Your drive and work ethic to beat the guy next to you.”
  5. “Leave something better than when you came into it.”


About Our Guest Blake Maske:

Blake joined the army at the age of 25. He is the founder of Riverside Designs. Having been in the military for some years, he borrowed a lot of things that he implemented in his business.

His way of conducting business is a little different from many entrepreneurs. One, he believes is word of mouth marketing. Two, he sends handwritten letters to his customers.

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