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There's a reason top business owners have us on speed dial. We've scaled start-ups to $50k per month, SMEs from $50k to $400k per month, and $1M annual turnovers to $20M. We know what works!

There are two types of business owners:

* Those who try to do it all themselves and stifle their own growth.

* Those who bring in experts to build and run high-converting growth machines.

We handle the money-making part.

Ex Military Mentor, your veteran-run growth partner, lays the foundation for predictable, scalable growth.

So, let's see if you're in the right place...

  • You are struggling with an inconsistent sales pipeline but you are managing an average of at least 10K a month.

  • You're overwhelmed by numerous sales and marketing options and need a clear, straightforward strategy.

  • You've been disappointed by past experiences with coaches, consultants, digital marketers and seek a trustworthy partnership.

  • You recognize the potential of AI and technology but lack the know-how to implement them effectively.

  • You desire a reliable system that generates leads and manages your sales process efficiently.

  • You're looking for a way to achieve consistent revenue without the fluctuating highs and lows.

  • You want to focus on running your business, not getting bogged down by complex marketing and sales processes.

What Others Are Saying

James Wood, Sales Rep

Since joining a few months ago,
I have found Antony to be both extremely informative but also very interesting and he has really made me think about how I approach sales,
leading to some great results.

John Stepson, Business Owner

Working with the Ex Military Mentor was nothing short of transformative for my business. His one-to-one coaching sessions provided me with actionable strategies that helped me tackle the challenges I was facing head-on. I especially appreciated his approach to leadership, which is clearly honed from years of diverse experience. He's not just another coach; he's a mentor in the truest sense.

Mark Hamilton, Sales Director

I've attended numerous workshops over the years, but the Ex Military Mentor's stood out by a mile. The exercises were hands-on, the lessons learned were immediately applicable, and the atmosphere was one of genuine teamwork. It's clear he knows what it takes to succeed in both the battlefield and the boardroom. His insights into resilience and teamwork have significantly improved my sales team's performance.

At the core of Antony’s mentorship lies a commitment to empowering veteran entrepreneurs with the tools, strategies, and insights necessary to navigate the civilian business landscape successfully.

Drawing from a rich tapestry of military experience and business acumen, Antony has meticulously designed services that translate the discipline, leadership, and strategic planning skills honed in the military into tangible business success.

Explore how our tailored services can propel your venture forward:

1. 90-Day Achievement Sprints

Unlock rapid business growth with our signature 90-Day Achievement Sprints. Modeled after military operation planning, this service is designed to help you set and achieve ambitious goals within practical timeframes.

Through focused strategy sessions, accountability check-ins, and adaptive planning, we’ll guide you through executing high-impact actions that drive your business towards its next major milestone.

2. Strategic Planning for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Navigate your business journey with a clear, forward-looking strategy. Our Strategic Planning service dives deep into setting objectives, understanding market trends, and preparing for future challenges and opportunities.

With a focus on sustainable growth and relevance, we’ll help you craft a roadmap that not only outlines where you want your business to go but also the concrete steps to get there.

3. Operational Excellence

Elevate your operations to new heights of efficiency and effectiveness. Drawing on Antony’s extensive experience in high-stakes military operations and corporate leadership, this service focuses on optimizing your business processes.

From streamlining workflows to leveraging technology and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, we’re here to ensure your operations are robust, agile, and scalable.

4. Customer Centricity

Place your customer at the heart of your business strategy. Our Customer Centricity service is all about understanding and anticipating your customer's needs, preferences, and behaviours.

We’ll work together to build strong relationships, deliver exceptional experiences, and ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty, turning your customers into your most powerful advocates.

5. Leadership and Team Development

Step into the role of the visionary leader your business needs. This service is focused on refining your leadership skills, from strategic decision-making to inspiring and managing your team effectively.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your personal leadership style or develop a high-performing team, we’re here to support you with insights, tools, and strategies that have been tested in both military and business arenas.

Why Antony’s Services?

Choosing Antony’s services means gaining a partner who understands the unique journey of transitioning from military to entrepreneurship.

It means leveraging a blend of discipline, strategic insight, and genuine care for your success. Ready to take your business to new heights? Let’s embark on this journey together.

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Networking for Veteran Entrepreneurs: Leveraging Your Military Connections

Networking for Veteran Entrepreneurs: Leveraging Your Military Connections

February 13, 20243 min read

Networking for Veteran Entrepreneurs: Leveraging Your Military Connections

Veteran entrepreneurs networking at a business event, leveraging military connections for entrepreneurial growth.

Transitioning from military service to entrepreneurship presents unique challenges and opportunities. One significant advantage that veteran entrepreneurs have at their disposal is the power of their military network. This blog explores how you can leverage your military connections to build, grow, and sustain your business, reflecting on strategic planning, operational excellence, and customer centricity.

Understanding the Value of Your Military Network

Your time in the service has provided you with more than just discipline and leadership skills; it has connected you to a vast network of individuals who share a unique bond and mutual understanding. This network is a goldmine for potential collaborations, mentorships, and customer relationships.

The Bond of Service

The camaraderie and trust built during service are unparalleled. These relationships, based on shared experiences, can translate into strong business partnerships and customer loyalty.

A Network of Diverse Skills

Veterans come from various backgrounds, each bringing a unique set of skills and experiences. Leveraging this diversity can lead to innovative business solutions and opportunities.

How to Leverage Your Military Connections for Business Success

Veteran mentor sharing business insights with a fellow veteran entrepreneur, emphasizing the value of mentorship in successful business planning.

Strategic Planning with Veterans

  • Mentorship: Seek out fellow veterans who have successfully transitioned to entrepreneurship. Their insights can guide your strategic planning, helping you avoid common pitfalls and set realistic goals.

  • Collaborations: Consider partnerships with veteran-owned businesses that complement your offerings. This strategy can open new markets and enhance your product or service offerings.

Enhancing Operational Excellence

  • Efficiency: Utilise the discipline and efficiency learned in the military. Connect with veterans skilled in logistics, operations, or project management to streamline your business processes.

  • Resilience: Build a resilient business structure by collaborating with veterans who understand the importance of adaptability and can help you prepare for and manage business disruptions.

Fostering Customer Centricity

  • Trust and Loyalty: Veteran entrepreneurs are often seen as trustworthy and reliable. Highlight your military background and connections to build trust with your customers.

  • Understanding Needs: Use your military network to gain insights into the specific needs and preferences of veteran customers or others who value the discipline and integrity associated with military service.

Networking Strategies for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Veteran-owned businesses collaborating on a new project, showcasing the strength of military connections in fostering business innovation.

Attend Veteran-Focused Business Events

Networking events, conferences, and workshops designed for veterans provide excellent opportunities to connect with potential mentors, partners, and customers.

Utilise Veteran Business Associations

Organisations such as the Federation of Veteran-Owned Businesses offer resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy for veteran entrepreneurs.

Leverage Social Media and Online Platforms

Platforms like LinkedIn have groups and pages dedicated to veteran entrepreneurs. Participate in discussions, share your experiences, and connect with others who can support your business journey.

Offer to Help Others

Networking is a two-way street. Offer your expertise and support to fellow veterans. This generosity often leads to reciprocal support and strengthens your network.


Your military connections are one of your most valuable assets as a veteran entrepreneur. By strategically leveraging these relationships, you can enhance your business’s strategic planning, operational excellence, and customer centricity. Remember, the strength of your network can significantly impact your business’s growth and success. Start building those bridges today, and watch how they can transform your entrepreneurial journey.

Call to Action

Are you ready to take your veteran-owned business to the next level? Connect with us to learn how our services can support your growth and success. Let’s leverage your military connections together. 

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Meet Your Mentor

Antony Draper

Ex Military Mentor

Meet your mentor, a seasoned veteran not just of the military but also of the business world. With an extensive background that spans from parachute jumps and war deployments between 1994 and 2005, to strategic roles at HP, Capita, Socitm Advisory, The Logic Group, Public Sector, his expertise is hard-won and diverse. In a quest to make the transition from military to civilian life smoother for others, he even founded a company dedicated to that very cause. Although the business venture did not succeed, it became a cornerstone experience in understanding what not to do—equally invaluable.

Today, as the Ex Military Mentor, he brings to the table a rare combination of leadership, resilience, and practical business know-how. His coaching services, webinars, and workshops are designed to empower business owners and sales leaders with insights and actionable strategies, deeply influenced by his military and corporate backgrounds.

As a recognised authority on topics like Leadership, Business Growth, and the Sandler Sales Framework, he's not just a coach but a thought leader who's shaping modern perspectives on business excellence. He is also an ambassador for the Cheltenham Business Growth Network and a member of prestigious networking groups like FORE Business and B2B Network Gloucester. So, when you're learning from him, you're learning from someone who's been there, done that, and is still doing it successfully