The Milspo Business Network formerly known as The InDependent Spouse is a global network that supports all UK military spouses, partners and other halves and was initially developed to assist them in building their businesses virtually.
The community organisation was created by RAF wife and Graphic Designer Jess Sands, who after her frequent house moves due to her husband’s career in the forces, had to quit her dream job. Employers in her sector were reluctant to employ military partners due to the uncertainty of relocations.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the hive mind has evolved into much more than a business network; it is a lifeline to many partners who are isolated alone across the globe, from the UK to Cyprus and Australia and spouses who don’t have any business interests have joined.
Solitary isolation has become prevalent in recent weeks due to military personnel being relocated on short-notice deployment to help with the pandemic. While others are isolated overseas because of travel restrictions.
The digital community currently offers virtual meetups, themed meetups with expert speakers, workshops, training and much more. Milspo is holding meetups online every Wednesday at 10:30 am. It’s a supportive, safe space to discuss any struggles they’re having or even for a chat if they’re feeling overwhelmed and solitary.
Jess also hosts a weekly podcast – a series of fun, and informative weekly podcast which explores the world of running a business by chatting to inspiring Entrepreneurs.
For more information visit: https://theindependentspouse.co.uk/
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