Entrepreneurship and Lessons Learned as a Military Spouse

It’s no secret that frequent moves impede the earning ability of many military spouses. This often leads spouses to the world of entrepreneurship, but often, people aren’t prepared for the challenges that come with being a business owner—yours truly included.
In this episode, military spouse Laura Early shares her journey of starting a business, her agency’s support to the military spouse entrepreneur community, the lessons she’s learned building a successful business, and her advice for other military spouses looking to start their own businesses.
Laura is the Chief Experience Officer and Founder of WISE Advise + Assist Team, a virtual assisting agency powered by military and veteran spouses. In her role at WISE, Laura helps business owners develop strategic and cultural priorities to grow their businesses and increase profit. Laura combines her background in project management and behavioral health to ensure all services, products, and initiatives are mission-driven and reinforce organizational culture. Laura is a proud Army spouse who currently resides in North Carolina.

Episode Details Lessons Learned as a Military Spouse

  • Laura shares background on her virtual assisting business and how it supports military spouses.
  • The pros and cons of having a business co-founder.
  • Common struggles that entrepreneurs face are explored.
  • Laura provides advice for military spouses interested in starting their own business.
  • Valuable lessons she has learned over the years building her successful business.
  • The importance of having a support system and mentors in the entrepreneurial world.
  • Laura’s recommendations for useful resources and tools.

Entrepreneurship Lessons Learned Resources

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