Follow your passion and see where it takes you. Some popular, highly portable self-employment options for military spouses include the following:
- Independent contracting
- Administrative services
- Medical transcription
- Web design
If you are considering owning a business, the SBA is an excellent resource to guide you through the process. The SBA can help you assess your small business skills and knowledge, teach you about economic conditions that impact small business owners and advise you on the laws and regulations of business ownership. You can also find a counselor or mentor to assist you in starting or expanding your business. To find the location of the nearest SBA office, visit Local Assistance.
If you want to find the regulations for starting a business on your installation, contact an installation employment readiness specialist. Visit MilitaryINSTALLATIONS and select ‘Spouse Education, Training and Careers’ from the list of programs and services. Enter your installation or postal code and select ‘Search’ to find a point of contact near you.
Be sure to check out the Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment section of the Employment Readiness lifecycle stage of MySECO. Contact a SECO career coach by calling Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on MySECO for additional guidance.