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Mission Entrepreneur: How to start a business for under 1k

  • Mindspace 1301 K Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

DC Startup Week 2019

Limited Capacity seats available
Career-minded military spouses (91% of whom are female) face the added challenge of maintaining careers while relocating every few years. This mobile lifestyle oftentimes includes moves overseas, which can make finding and holding professional jobs extremely difficult. As a result, a growing number of military spouses have taken the skills they have developed managing military families and translated them into “mobile businesses” that move with them when the military relocates their families to the next duty station.

What You’ll Learn:
This workshop will show you how to start a “mobile” business - that you can take with you anywhere in the world and adapt to your business life - for under $1k. We’ll look at the Top 5 businesses for Mompreneurs and Military Spouses, and give you the framework to get started for under $1k.

Why you want to learn it:
The realization that entrepreneurship is a feasible path for many military spouses has created a groundswell of well-intended, resourceful and educated women who are moving past the hardships of military family life to create scalable businesses that provide job opportunities for others in their communities.

How it will help you:
You will learn how to start a “mobile business” that gives you the flexibility and freedom you want from your career while still allowing you to put your family first. You’ll discover the top 5 businesses you can start today for under $1,000. Learn from experienced mompreneurs and military spouses, and leave with a plan to start tomorrow!


Omojola Hebron

Senior Consultant, EY

Omojola is a Government and Public Sector Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young with expertise in Performance and Process Improvement. She works closely with clients to help them improve the performance of their finance function and the larger business. She aids in strategic alignment... Read More →

Jen Griswold

Jen Griswold is both an accomplished entrepreneur and military officer with a big heart for serving. She is committed to educating military spouses, sharing resources, and inspiring them to start businesses of their own.Her career began as a Distinguished Graduate from the Air Force... Read More →

Kim Cayce

CEO, Vitamin*E

Flossie Hall

National Director, The Rosie Network

Flossie is an accomplished entrepreneur specializing in e-commerce, marketing strategy, business development, growth of operations, and sales. She is currently serving as the Director of Project Initiatives at The Rosie Network, which guides military spouse and veteran entrepreneurship... Read More →

Moni Jefferson

CEO, Moni Jefferson PR

Moni Jefferson is a serial entrepreneur and Active Duty Air Force Spouse. Today, Moni is the CEO of Dog Tags and Heels, where she specializes in influencer relations and public relations for consumer goods and services. Moni collaborates with her clients to build their brand while... Read More →

Chelsea Mandello

CEO, Troopster Military Care Packages

Chelsea Mandello is the founder and CEO of Troopster Military Care Packages. A veteran, Chelsea served in the U.S. Navy as a Photojournalist for 7 years, where she travelled more than 13 countries. Additionally she travelled across 9 different ships reporting the Navy's story. Consequently... Read More →

Crystal Rowley

Founder & CEO, Crystal Does

Crystal Rowley is the Founder & CEO of Crystal Does It, a 100% disabled veteran/military spouse-owned business that provides virtual assistance and creative services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. A former Force Support Officer in the Air Force, Crystal is using her... Read More →

Tuesday September 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mindspace 1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA