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"For Army Wide listeners. We have Flosse Hall with us. And she's talking with us about military spouse entrepreneurship flossy. Let's dig into your work with the Association of military stuff entrepreneurs can you give us an overview of what. Ams really is and what kind of what they do so we just launched it this week so I have a CO founder. Her Name Is Monique Jefferson. She is a fellow military South Entrepreneur. So we are super excited. It is a An online membership community of resources and Webinars and as the supportive community Four military spouses. Who want to start or grow? Their businesses We feel like the military south life can be isolating and we feel like entrepreneurship also isolating his starting your own business. And it's really hard to find those answers of what to do and how And Matt especially as military South Free might not know people in your area so we started this online community to give access to those resources and uh-huh Some military spouses can lead on one another to find those great things And it just wants to speak so we're super excited about that Well Congratulations I. Can you tell us about The fantasies corporate media advising Komo rocketing strategy. Yeah so we Mony and I we have worked for a while with In the corporate world giving advice On military spouse advocacy. And then we've also worked at the grassroots level with military South Entrepreneur CNOR teaching and mentoring and doing all this great stuff and companies were constantly coming to US asking to get to the festive then have access to these amazing spouses so through empathy. We have this amazing database of military spouse entrepreneurs and and we wanted to be able to give these companies away to further their missions in Advocating for military spouses. So they're running a an ad or they have a product or a brand and they don't know how to market it to the military community we can help advise them to make sure they're using the right verbiage and the right wing go and they have the right stuff photos because how many times have you seen a terribly stuck photo where the military Terry member has a full beard. or it's says it's an air force member but they're in a marine uniform So we're helping with some of that but we're also working with us. He's Brampton companies to actually hire these military thousands that we have to be bloggers and writers and refers And it's just coming full circle for US so we're working on both sides To further their impact on a corporate level and then also to continue hiring our military spouses as on terrorism Russian cremate. Absolutely so it's it's a really great thing that we're working on here. Cut some pretty amazing What organizations have you? Pardon um I was in So so far we have a ton of great organizations on board We're working with a Hello Alice and military thousand advocacy not worse Working with Instant teams and the paradigm switch or working concurs lab and We have so many other great organizations lined up We can't keep up with how many organizations organizations that have come to us that had said we want to help your military So we're just trying to compile the best resources possible possible for any south that's looking for a tool to start or run their business so whether that's mentorship or an accelerator either was equal services. We're trying to find them in the Best Organization for doing that. Okay What advice can we get to the other military spouses who are thinking of starting your own business with the experience you've had I think the festive vice that I would give sources. Is You not be afraid to try. And take the first step so I would tell us houses to Just few it. It's never going to be perfect. It's never going to be the right time. I feel like talking so many thousands every day and their just nervous to just put themselves out there and to just take that very first data ah or try to get that very fail or that very first client so that very first customer because they feel like it's just not for just the the websites websites out Nettie or and we just try to tell them that sometimes it's his never been it'd be perfect but you can build it and fly it at the same time that sometimes you just have to give yourself a deadline and say this is my date. This is when it's going to go live and this is what we're GONNA do in the Jewish So you can't be afraid in kit to just try okay How do you to this with juggling? Your own business and being judy military spouse and the mom and pop of all of that. And then you have a pretty crazy life yeah My Life is pretty busy. I have four kids myself and my husband still active duty and I own companies now But I have. My kids are older. Luckily I have a twenty year old a sixteen year old a ten year old and an eight year old But my husband is conveyancing. He's super supportive of everything that I do and my teenagers Help out and even the understood about and my whole family acts as a unit and I feel like they're six device so I always say I'm one of the family whereas I feel like a a lot of MOMS and a lot of military thousands or life. They put all the weight of the household. And if you know the mom's eating they say like everything's on them and I'm listening then you know like I'm only one six at this family. I'm not doing all of it or fifty percent of it or eighty percent of it and sometimes they house referral messy and sometimes I take of the pizza and sometimes I sleep in instead of you know scrubbing the fourth but We just have to give yourself grace right and they you're doing the best you can tomorrow's a new day so Get Your family to help out and do the best he fan. That's pretty awesome at your family's supportive in this this but you know even take an a military family you have to be able to support one another two or three things. So that's awesome two years. Yeah and the only way that this can really work as a lifestyle that I feel like a south is where we're so dedicated to supporting our servicemember that we I forget to ask our service member of us in our careers and it's okay to say. Hey I need you to take care of. The kids will either do this or I need you to clean the house. Well I'm over at business conference like you need to step up and take care of yourself to it's a fifty fifty relationship or it should be they they sure. Can you tell us more about where listeners could go to support this great because So you can find us all over social media. I'm a huge social media person so you can find me on Lincoln personally. Walk the hall You can find MC on facebook and instagram and thin and you can also check out our website at. WWW dot a. m. I'm s e dot co So MC found stands for the Association of Military South Entrepreneurs. But we're definitely definitely man mony our social media so we are all over social media. You can find this individually on social media and you can find This vision all over social. Yeah we'll fossey things sir. Thank you thank you so much for joining us this evening and sharing such incursion information for military spouses and military spouse entrepreneurs. We've talked a little bit about this this this evening but I just fill like your resources and just the things that you're talking about just connected resonates so well with you know not only myself but with a lot of military military spouses and the and the struggles that they've you know gone through from her career simply and then you're trying to build up that entrepreneurs as entrepreneurs and I'm just thankful that You have you know come together to create such a wonderful company that can provide those resources to the spouses spouses. We'll thank you. We're just we said. What do we wish we would have had? It had when we started our first businesses and That's basically basically what we're doing so we're saying let's find a place for other south says that are just getting started or scaling or growing and let's build something great for our community awesome awesome well listeners.."