My 2016 One Word Theme = Consistency

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I’m sure you’ve seen the internet world buzzing with one word themes. I don’t know about you but I really take the time to think about what mine will be. For me, my one word theme is the key to everything that I want to accomplish for the year. For 2015, my one word theme was “Build”, and last year lived up to building (For more about my 2015 theme, check out that blog post here). I built a solid KR Design community and even started a community for military spouse entrepreneurs, the Military Women In Business Community. I also built a reputation as a Facebook Ads expert because that was the method I was growing my communities. As a result, I got hired to do Facebook Ads for online entrepreneurs who were launching online programs (very cool!). I even started building business guidelines around my own personal time and had 18 personal days off last year. Now that I’ve built a solid foundation for my business, I thought about what my one word theme should be for 2016 and what I should focus on. Continue reading

7 Businesses Military Spouses Can Start TODAY!

7 Businesses Military Spouses Can Start Blog Post2As a military spouse, one of the most challenging factors is our career. Speaking to other military spouses, I see a trend: we get this really great job and then we have to give it up when we move. Or even worse (and in my experience), you get a part-time job that doesn’t utilize the skills or any of your past work experience. You’re really just doing it to bring in more money to do the “fun things” for your family.

A year after I married my husband, I came to this fork in my career path. I could keep having part-time or full-time jobs in every duty station we were at and collect job experience or I could start my own business and be my own boss at home. I liked the second option A LOT! I was so tired of working for someone else and building their dream. I wanted to be in control of what I did wherever we ended up. After working out our finances, I started my business, KR Design, in 2010.

I realize that many military spouses may want to start a business but just don’t know where to start. A question I hear frequently is “What kind of business do I start?” The truth is, it’s up to you. What do you enjoy doing? What are you good at? So, I thought I’d list 7 businesses military spouses can start right away and maybe you’ll come up with some ideas of your own. Continue reading