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Small Business Week Spotlight – Flybabies Embroidery

Q: Your Name
A: Erika Lewis Bender

Q: Your Business
A: Flybabies Embroidery

Q: Years in Business
A: 8

Q: Business Structure
A: Sole Proprietorship

Q: What are some things you like about being in business for yourself?
A: I love that I can balance my work and personal life as I see fit.  Owning your own business is incredibly challenging, but also incredibly […]

By |May 3rd, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on Small Business Week Spotlight – Flybabies Embroidery

Small Business Week Spotlight – A Platinum Resume

 

Our feature today is: A Platinum Resume, LLC:

Kara Varner, Founder and CEO of a Platinum Resume, LLC is a Certified Professional Resume Writer with a 20+ year career background in federal government, civilian, and corporate positions. She is a 22-year Veteran spouse, and has been a Veteran Spouse Entrepreneur for almost five years.

Kara holds a […]

By |May 3rd, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on Small Business Week Spotlight – A Platinum Resume

Small Business Week Spotlight – Pure Romance by Lindsey Royal

Q: Your Name
A: Lindsey Royal

Q: Your Business
A: Pure Romance by Lindsey Royal

Q: Years in Business
A: 1 Year

Q: Business Structure
A: Sole Proprietor

Q: What are some things you like about being in business for yourself?
A: I get to be my own boss and set my own schedule. I hold myself accountable to keep my business […]

By |May 3rd, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on Small Business Week Spotlight – Pure Romance by Lindsey Royal

Small Business Week Spotlight – Smallprint Texas

Q: Your Name
A: Alison Donnelly

Q: Your Business
A: Smallprint Texas

Q: Years in Business
A: 4

Q: Business Structure
A: Home based franchise (from UK)

Q: What are some things you like about being in business for yourself?
A: I love being able to make my own schedule. I work when I want to work which helps me juggle three busy and […]

By |May 1st, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on Small Business Week Spotlight – Smallprint Texas

Military Family and Veteran Entrepreneurs concerns about data privacy and security

Co-Authored by: Angela Modzelewski of SheeerID and Rikki Winters of MSBAcademy

This summer we, at SheerID, surveyed 737 active servicemembers, veterans, retirees, and military family members on their online shopping behaviors, with the help of our friends at Military Discounts Central and Army Wives 101.

We discovered that 98% of military respondents are not comfortable disclosing their social security number […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on Military Family and Veteran Entrepreneurs concerns about data privacy and security

Globally Connecting Military Spouse & Veteran Entrepreneurs

  Join the Military Spouse Business Academy An online educational awareness and training tool for entrepreneurs! Tiered membership available to military, Veteran and their spouses.  Potential membership access to:   Community support and peer-to-peer mentoring Access to volunteer legal team Access to volunteer CPA Access to […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Globally Connecting Military Spouse & Veteran Entrepreneurs

Rich Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki’s New Book

During the first week of June I had the pleasure to read Mr. Robert Kiyosaki’s: 8 Lessons In Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs.  I realized while reading the book that these same lessons apply to military and Veteran spouses.  And, of course military and Veteran spouses also make great entrepreneurs!  I am a military spouse and I own(ed) my own businesses.

Figure 1: 8 Lessons In Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs (Picture by Rikki Winters) […]

By |June 10th, 2015|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on Rich Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki’s New Book

The Hickam Officers’ Spouses Club jump starts Mo’s Heroes

Guest blog post by Shadonna McPhaul

The Hickam Officers’ Spouses Club jump starts Mo’s Heroes with a $6000 grant.  Mo’s Heroes mission is to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on The Hickam Officers’ Spouses Club jump starts Mo’s Heroes

Top 3 FAQs of Military Spouse Business Owners

By Rachel Brenke

Home is where the <Military Branch> sends you right? Or where your servicemember is. Or wherever you’ve been in the longest – which is often calculated by the date of the last moving sticker being removed from your belongings.

But what happens if you are a self-employed business owner? You’re stuck between supporting your […]

By |May 19th, 2015|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on Top 3 FAQs of Military Spouse Business Owners

How do you learn online?

Online learning classes, courses, certifications and training are everywhere.

With online learning entrepreneurs can get a lot of great information not otherwise available. But not everyone prefers to learn the same way.
The bottom line…YOUR input is needed. In less time
than it takes to pop some popcorn, you can
complete this short survey.
This is about veterans helping veterans. […]

By |February 26th, 2015|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on How do you learn online?