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#22: Business Tips with Gene Moran

As the host of Make Your Move, Gene Moran acts as a trusted advisor and speaker to those seeking careers in a post-military lifestyle. In this episode, Gene gives free business tips that prove vital to personal and professional success. His recommendations include how to become more effective at networking, network diversification, writing tips, making investments, adding value, self-awareness, and taking risks to better oneself.


As the host of Make Your Move, Gene Moran uses this episode to discuss critical career and leadership-based advice for anyone – be they former military or not – seeking a career in the business world. Gene wants listeners to take this information and use it for their own expertise.

After all, understanding the risks associated with being more relevant in the eyes of the public requires one to adjust themselves and grow as a person. With effective advice on networking, network diversification, writing tips, making investments, adding value, self-awareness, and taking risks to better oneself, anyone can start climbing that ladder to entrepreneurial success.

Episode Highlights

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02:00 – 02:30: Gene discusses the importance of connecting with your Congressman and Congresswoman – the people who have a responsibility to look out for your interests as a constituent and a taxpayer.

06:41 – 10:34: After discussing the value of becoming more knowledgeable and dressing more professionally, Gene touches upon the importance of attending relevant and informative seminars – both for personal application and growth. He uses this to lead into a discussion on how diversifying your network can help increase your own business traction.

10:35 – 12:46: Gene stresses the importance of being financially responsible in a post-military career, especially in the risk of recession.

12:50 – 20:30: Gene talks about the importance of manifesting leadership into multiple parts of one’s life. This includes learning to hold oneself accountable and to be strategic in one’s actions while heaving business dealings. He also discusses writing better and applying military skills to analyze and take risks to evolve as a person.

20:50 – 25:00: Gene finishes his advice by emphasizing the importance of bringing value to anything you do – be it in business or in everyday life.

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Gene spent nearly 25 years in uniform, serving in six ships and more than ten duty stations, and visiting over 50 countries serving as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer and retiring as a Captain. In corporate, he led legislative affairs for a large international defense company from the Washington, DC office. In doing so, Gene gained a detailed understanding of the defense industrial base and supply chains of myriad platforms, systems and capabilities. Then in 2013, he took the leap to start his own business, Capitol Integration. Since then Gene has helped scores of companies improve their federal positions.

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