Yokota Military Spouses can get entrepreneurship tips during May 21 Virtual Seminar

Yokota Military Spouses can get entrepreneurship tips during May 21 Virtual Seminar

by Vincent Lesesne
Stripes Japan

Yokota Air Base – Military spouse entrepreneurs at Yokota and installations across the Pacific can learn tips for growing their small business—including how to market their business through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service—during a May 21 virtual seminar.

Organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative, the OCONUS Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit will help military spouses:

  • Learn about SBA and partner resources available to military spouses located outside of the continental United States
  • Connect with military spouse networking groups and organizations
  • Get an introduction to supply chain and learn how to find one that meets your needs

The seminar will feature a prerecorded interview with Exchange officials conducted by Stephanie Brown, CEO and founder of military spouse entrepreneurship nonprofit and advocacy group the Rosie Network, in which military spouses can learn more about how to do business with the Exchange.

“Living a continent away from family and friends and faced with external stressors like deployments and frequent moves, it can be tough for military spouses in the Pacific to make their small business thrive,” said Yokota Exchange General Manager Julia Woods. “That’s why the Exchange is partnering with SBA to help spouses learn more about the resources available to help make their venture a success—no matter where their spouse’s service takes them.”

The seminar will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Japan Standard Time. Military spouses can visit https://events.hiringourheroes.org/event/e651a516-0c29-4168-80a6-71f140cb0a55/summary to register.

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