Presented by USAA, MilSpouseFest hosted all-star panels for each event day to tackle questions on employment and entrepreneurship for the military spouse community. MilSpouseFest delivered these events using Whova, a mobile-friendly app, which encourages attendee engagement and allows for spouses to connect with each other and the resource exhibitors.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Tiny Troops Soccer scores big for youth sports
Amy Schweizer, a career-driven individual in the sports industry and a Marine spouse, had to redefine herself after a PCS and raising children. Little did she know that a volunteer opportunity with youth soccer in Okinawa, Japan, would turn into Tiny Troops Soccer, a sports organization for military children to learn the fundamentals of soccer.
Small But Mighty: Stick With Me, LLC creates gifts for military families
Navy veteran Cyndi Hill and her active duty Navy spouse Jeremy were always crafty, but their hobby became a full-fledged business with Stick With Me, LLC. Cyndi served 10 years in the US Navy from 1989 to 1999. Now, she is an empty nester and active volunteer with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Her husband, […]
Small But Mighty: Brushfire Blue Simplifies visual art for Military Families
After many PCS moves, overseas duty stations, deployments, and unexpected changes that come with military life, Kristen Groves decided in 2018 that it was time to carve out a business that would work for her. Kristen met her husband while he was in entry-level training for the Army and she was in a fine arts […]
Small but Mighty: Dreadnought Designs, LLC brings calm waters to a Navy Spouse
The Series on MilSpouse Owned Small Businesses Like other navy spouses, Heather Lantier found that finding a full time, satisfying career elusive. Her passion for creativity and sewing became her career with her Etsy shop, Dreadnought Designs, LLC. Born and raised in Southern California, Heather never planned on leaving her home state until she married […]
7 Ways for Military Spouses to Network Like Champs
If you’ve found yourself struggling with networking, what are your questions and concerns? If you’re a networking all-star, what advice would you give others?
How to Launch an Online Business
If you’re interested in starting your own online business or blog, this post is most definitely for you.