Veteran and CEO Says Business, Not Bullets, Key To Winning Afghan War with Matt Griffin of CombatFlipFlops

Matt Griffin

In Episode #242 Nathan welcomes Matt Griffin, a former US Army Ranger and current HMFIC at CombatFlipFlops. Listen as Nathan talks to Matt about how the origins of CombatFlipFlops and what social cause they are supporting with the sales of their footwear.

Famous 5

  • Favorite Book? – Drive by Daniel Pink
  • What CEO do you follow?— John Sercu
  • What is your favorite online tool?— Shopify
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?— No
  • If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?— Take care of your body and slow down

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:03 – Nathan’s introduction
  • 01:19 – Nathan introduces Matt
  • 01:58 – What CombatFlipFlops do
  • 02:23 – 2015 sales came up to $300,000
  • 03:14 – Breaking down product margins
  • 04:55 – The social cause behind the business
  • 05:07 – 10% of the margin goes to charity
  • 05:50 – Defeating radicalism by educating women
  • 06:35 – If Matt was the president…
    • Free trade agreement
    • Fund education
  • 07:48 – “Our economy has the ability to hurt or help –I believe we should use it to help”
  • 09:03 – Started off with their own money for capital
  • 10:58 – “We contacted every media we knew to drive people in our website”
  • 11:40 – “it’s just a matter of finding the sources and getting them to drive traffic”
  • 13:23 – Goal for 2016 is at $1.4M
  • 15:55 – Instagram @CFF.GRIFF
  • 17:12 – Famous 5

3 Key Points:

  1. Educate women and families to fight radicalism.
  2. Kept rolling initial profits back into the company.
  3. Get sources to drive people to your site

Resources Mentioned:

  • Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible.
  • Leadpages – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+
  • Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he’s driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books.
  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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