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    3 Things Aspiring Entrepreneurs Need to Know

    So many of my fellow military spouses ask me about life as an entrepreneur. Recently Michelle Campbell from Mission Career shared these 3 great tips on entrepreneurship that you need to know! 3 Things Aspiring Entrepreneurs Need to Know by Michelle Campbell If you are one of the thousands of people who continue to struggle to build the career your desire, starting your own business may be the answer you’ve been looking for. The population of military spouse entrepreneurs is growing because many are realizing the benefits of taking back control over their professional lives and financial independence. If you have ever thought about starting a home-based business but haven’t…

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    Military Entrepreneurship: Troubleshooting and Marketing Mastery

    Recently I was talking to a fellow military spouse entrepreneur and the conversation turned to how difficult it was to build her business in the ever-changing atmosphere of military life. We spent some time going over her actions and uncovering the challenges she faced and what we discovered was fascinating. We discovered that while she had tried lots of new marketing “things” she had been marketing to the same people over and over! No wonder she was so frustrated with her stalled growth! Within 20 minutes she went from frustration to excitement. She had a new outlook and was eager to hit the ground running again. She was thinking out of the…

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    5 Social Media Types That Will Stunt Your Small Business Growth

    Social Media. What started out as a fun way to keep in touch with family and friends has transformed into so much more hasn’t it? For many of us social media has become our go to strategy to get news, information and tips to live our lives. From business icons and top brands to the individual starting their own small business social media provides an opportunity to reach larger audiences and connect in a unique and instantaneous manner. And I haven’t even touched on the fact that social media is how today’s’ military family keeps in touch across the miles. People are using social media in so many ways and because of that fact it’s where marketers are focusing…

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    Small Biz Life: Do you have a plan?

    Do you have a plan, or do you just going with the flow? Yes, I will confess, I am a more “go with the flow” kind of person, and that works for me…well for the most part. I love the energy of shifting gears, multi-tasking and doing what comes next, right up to the part that I am overwhelmed because there is so much on my plate and I don’t know what I am “supposed” to do. Do you ever feel that way? Maybe it’s the time of year with all the hustle and bustle of PCS season or maybe it’s just that I have so many AMAZING new things…

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    Nurturing the Money Tree: Creating Income Part 3

    Part 1 of Nurturing the Money Tree talked about creating income by working for someone else while Part 2 of our series opened up the topic of working for yourself. Today we get to my favorite part and that’s Entrepreneurship! If Option #2, owning your own business, sparked your entrepreneurial spirit, then this blog post is for you. When toying with the idea of owning a business there are so many things to consider and lots of plans to make, and it’s important to know what you are getting into is to. I have found that the best way to do this is to spend time researching and talking to other…

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    Nurturing the Money Tree: Creating Income Part 2

    In Part 1 of Nurturing the Money Tree we chatted about creating income by working for someone else. But if you are like me, maybe working for someone else isn’t for you, and many military spouses actually choose to own their own businesses. I know I did. This option gives them the flexibility and control that they are looking for while building something for their future at the same time.  Being a business owner has some great advantages, but if you don’t know what you are getting into and you don’t have a plan of action it can quickly take over your life or worse leave you in a financial…