Two military spouses combine forces to create opportunities for fellow military spouses worldwide. See the entire story here:
Join Ellie Kay and Bethany Bayless at Ellie’s Kitchen table for an episode of The Money Millhouse. This week we learn about Ellie’s first business as a child and the advantages of working for herself as an employer as she grew up. They also discuss some of the pitfalls for home-based businesses that you should avoid, the risk factors to keep in mind, and crunching the numbers when it comes to choosing a home-based business. Erica McMannes joins the conversation about her passion to create remote jobs for military spouses. We talk about the need for spouses to have dual income, the difficulties to bootstrap a business, what bootstrapping means, and what opportunities there are for remote work.
“A job platform for military spouses, a college budgeting tool and a self-serve dog wash beat 18 other startups in a competition to collectively take away $22,500 in funds.
Instant Teams (previously known as MadSkills), a business that connects employers with virtual military spouse talent, landed the first-place $10,000 prize at the sixth annual Start Peninsula business idea contest at the Stryker Center in Williamsburg Sunday night.
Liza and Erica, both military spouses, founded Instant Teams (previously known as MadSkills), which creates virtual work opportunities for military spouses by matching them with companies with distributed teams and outsourced work. The two military spouses have incredible backgrounds and awards. Both Liza and Erica are advocates and speakers for the IVMF’s entrepreneurship and career training programs. Erica won 2nd place in our 2017 V-WISE Innovation Cup.