Competitive Edge Live
From Troops to Scoops Franchise Ownership (Part 1)

From Troops to Scoops Franchise Ownership (Part 1)

July 10, 2019

Dave is a local business owner and leadership developer with a diverse background in defense, business, and education. Joining the military shortly after the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001, Dave led troops over four combat tours and participated in efforts in 20 countries. His service and actions have been recognized in numerous ways including twice with Bronze Star Medals. Dave is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, the US Army Ranger School, the JFK Special Warfare School, and the Special Forces Detachment Leader Course. Among other assignments, Dave commanded a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha or "A-Team" within 5th Special Forces Group. After making people 'not smile' for so long in the military, Dave transitioned to business and opened A-Team Food Services, LLC with his wife Samantha in 2015 and Menchie's Hillside Village in 2016. Menchie's simple mission statement is "We make you smile." In education, Dave taught for five semesters at Baylor University and continues to actively study and teach leadership. Mentored by John C. Maxwell, Dave regularly trains leaders on "fielding, building, leading, optimizing, and serving their best players or "A-Teams." Locally, Dave remains a 'quiet professional' and serves on the Board of Directors of the Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce. Dave resides with his wife and three daughters in Cedar Hill just a few minutes from where his family lived decades ago.

“What’s a business coach?”

“What’s a business coach?”

May 28, 2019
  • What does a business coach do?
  • How do I know if I need one?
  • How do I know which one to pick?
  • What do I need to do to grow my business more?
These are a few questions Phillip Washington, Jr. and Steve Hendon (CEO of Practice to Business) answer on the latest Competitive Edge podcast episode.
 
If you are interested in increasing your business revenue, this episode might be valuable to you.  
“The ABCs of business relationship building”

“The ABCs of business relationship building”

May 22, 2019

Podcast guest, Vernon Folks, local Financial Advisor.

“In business, you evolve or you go out of business…”

“In business, you evolve or you go out of business…”

May 14, 2019

David Darty is the founder of Starchies Garment care in Cedar Hill Tx.

 

He’s a Cedar Hill High School 2000 graduate and served in  U.S. Navy from 2000-2005.

 

He opened the doors of Starchies in 2010.  

 

“Owning my own business is always interesting but serving our clients in the same town I came from gives me a deep sense of satisfaction.  When I was a kid, Pleasant Run was a Two lane road and now it’s a four-lane road and Starchies Garment Care is on it!” -David Darty

 

 

 

“How to sell your goods and services on the internet”

“How to sell your goods and services on the internet”

March 12, 2019

Today Philip Washington Jr. talks about the world of Digital Marketing.