01 Nov 042: Products
In this episode of Drop and Give Me 20, Lindsey interviewed Stephanie Lincoln, the owner and CEO of Fire Team Whiskey Military Health and Fitness and Charlynda Scales, a speaker, mover and shaker, and the founder of Mutt’s Sauce.
Fire Team Whiskey® is the vision of Former Army Captain Stephanie Lincoln. She was inspired by her work with the Florida Army National Guard Wellness Program and also her many years working with Military Medical. She observed the steady decline of the fitness and health of Military Service Members over the last 10 years. CPT Lincoln created and published a unique eating plan, a specialized line of nutritional shakes, bars, and other performance supplements and a fitness program that requires no equipment and minimal time. Fire Team Whiskey® encompasses all of those intangible things that a Military Member and First Responder is driven by: Duty, Comradery, and Mission.
Charlynda Scales is a Tennessee native who spent 11 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force. While still on active duty a few years ago, Scales founded a Dayton-based business called “ Mutt’s Sauce,” producing an all-purpose sauce based on a family recipe her late grandfather bequeathed to her.
They talked about how they started their businesses, their products, tips on making products at home, how they help other people, and many more. This episode is a must-listen, so don’t miss it!
Important topics they discuss:
- [01:49] Charlynda’s background and how she came up with the Mutt’s Sauce business idea
- [02:47] Stephanie’s background
- [05:30] How Charlynda started her business
- [06:16] How Charlynda found a company she first ordered from
- [07:38] Stephanie’s products
- [11:03] Mistake Stephanie made
- [11:51] Charlynda’s take on co-packaging
- [13:04] Mutt’s Sauce recipe’s consistency and how it almost got ruined
- [14:58] Inventory of their products
- [17:18] On people who make products from home
- [20:40] How long they have been established
“I would encourage you to talk to somebody who is maybe two or three steps ahead of you. And in this business maybe start it out at home and kind of work out from there so you can kinda not make all the mistakes that I did.” – Stephanie Lincoln