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Mission Statement

If you've ever asked yourself these questions:

Can I run a business with the transient military lifestyle?
How can I start my business on base?
How can I meet other military spouse business owners?
How can I make my military spouse owned business more available to the general public?

Then MSBA membership is right for you!

At MSBA, we've tackled the steepest part of the military spouse owned business learning curve. We pioneered the military spouse peer-to-peer mentoring and community based solutions to overcoming the unique challenges of military spouse owned businesses.

From the brainstorming phase, to launching your idea, to navigating the waters of business success through military life, MSBA is honored to provide a forum for information, innovation, and inspiration.

You deserve to make your dreams come true!

Benefits of Membership:

Access to information specifically related to launch/manage/grow a business with your military lifestyle in mind
Registration in the Red, White and Blue Pages™ (#1 Google ranking for military spouse owned business)
A robust network of existing military spouse business owners
Ability to ask questions from those who have already sweated the hard part out
Dynamic forum for timely answers, sharing issues, brainstorming solutions


Our History

Military Spouse Business Association was formed by three military spouses; Lanette Lepper, Joanna Williamson and Rebecca Poynter. Each of us owns her own business. We met informally by phone and discussed business and financial topics and of course, military lifestyle specifics like "When does your husband leave for deployment?" We enjoyed talking to each other; learning business tips and how to stay motivated. We all agreed financial preparation allowed starting and keeping our business going. We shared some funny stories and although we didn’t ever say it, shared some empathy.

Two of us had never met each other in person and we thought if we shared our ideas and encouragement remotely, motivating and learning from each other, then why can’t other Military Spouses do exactly the same thing?

It also occurred to us that if we wanted to find other Military Spouses to buy from, hire, make a friend, find a colleague or mentor in the same profession, we did not have a way to do that. So Rebecca called Lanette and Lanette said "I am in" and then Rebecca called Joanna and she said "I am in" and Military Spouse Business Association was created in about ten minutes. We met only one time in person at Ikea (Lanette may have done some pre-meeting shopping) in Washington DC. We created Military Spouse Business Association by email, phone calls and conference calls while we each ran our own business.



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