In support of Small Business Saturday®, November 30, 2013, the National Military Spouse Network (NMSN) will release its first edition of “Milspouse Style – A Collective Shopping Guide of Military Spouse Owned Businesses.” The guide features a variety of professional services and product offerings. The guide will be available on the NMSN website Friday, November 29.
The NMSN guide combines two great causes of supporting military spouse entrepreneurs and Small Business Saturday®. Military spouse entrepreneurs continue to succeed and rise above the 26% military spouse unemployment rate. Drawing from their military lifestyle, the military spouses use their education, determination and savvy to create and maintain successful small businesses.
Small Business Saturday® was founded by American Express in 2010 and is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Last year, consumers spent more than $5.5 billion, according to a survey from the National Federation of Independent Business and American Express. The purpose of the guide is to bring some of that funding into the military spouse community.
Sue Hoppin, founder and president of NMSN said, “Showcasing our military spouse entrepreneurs in the first edition of our Small Business Saturday® guide allows us to highlight military spouse owned businesses while connecting them to more potential clients and customers. We are excited to promote this unique community of small business owners.”