Being entrepreneurial and becoming self-employed is sometimes the best option for many of our nation’s service members and their families. On average, a military family relocates eight times over the course of a service member’s career, often on short notice, and entrepreneurship is sometimes one of the only ways for military spouses or family members to find consistent employment.
At CWB, we are dedicated to building a network for women entrepreneurs to encourage peer-to-peer networking, education, and professional growth. We’ve found that some of our most supportive advocates for this cause are military spouses. They understand the importance of networking and the thrill of entrepreneurship because they have seen the benefits first hand in their own careers. We’re happy to say that we aren’t the only ones who understand the importance of empowering military spouses.
Inc. Magazine recognizes how driven and ambitious these military entrepreneurs can be. Inc. launched their Military Entrepreneur’s Program to educate, mentor, and inform service members and their families about entrepreneurship. This week, CWB will attend the Military Entrepreneur Mentoring Fair at the 2012 Inc 500|5000 Conference and Awards Gala in Phoenix, AZ. The Mentoring Fair will provide an opportunity for military entrepreneurs to receive individual feedback on their start-ups and business ideas from CEOs of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies.
CWB is looking forward to meeting all of the veterans, service members, and military spouses who are attending this fantastic event!
Are you a military spouse? Check out CWB’s military spouse resources.