Did you know more than 1,200 women launch businesses every day? And, they employ 7.9 million workers and generate over $1.4 trillion in revenue, annually. That’s a LOT of money! But what’s more impressive is the number of military spouses leading the force. They’re thriving with help from hundreds of women and men stationed around the world. Mostly through remote team work. So, in honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating five women-owned businesses. All five are trailblazers in remote team development and success. An untapped network of professionals helping each of these companies achieve success.
It’s not every day that two military spouses with six kids between them and active duty military husbands get to meet up in a gorgeous location for three days of GIRL BOSS learning, networking and growth. But that’s exactly what Instant Teams (previously known as MadSkills) co-founders, Erica McMannes and Liza Rodewald, were able to do this past January at the most recent V-WISE conference in Scottsdale, AZ.
As a business owner, it’s your job to make money – that’s a fact.
The Obama era ended with steady job growth for American workers, but military spouse employment did not enjoy similar benefits. In 2016, military spouse unemployment reached 12.04%. That’s three times higher than the national average of 4.7% reported in December. While Obama’s final jobs report portrays a strong economy, it excludes the fact that military spouses are still struggling to find and keep meaningful employment.