Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Do I have to be a military spouse to become a Milspo Project member?

In short, yes. Our motto is "once a military spouse, always a military spouse." Which means if you're married to someone in the military on active duty, welcome. If you're a military spouse married to someone who is no longer active duty, welcome. If you're a new military spouse, welcome. If you have been a military spouse for awhile, welcome. If you're a veteran who's married to someone in the military, welcome. We're a military spouse entrepreneur tribe, so if you are military spouse, you're one of us.

Do I have to be a business owner to join?

There are two levels of membership. With our MP Incubator membership level, you do not have to have an established EIN number. You can simply be a side-hustler, 1099'er or freelancer who wants resources to help you do that better. To be a part of our MP Accelerator membership level, you must be an established business through the IRS.  All Accelerator-member applicants are asked to provide their EIN number for verification. If you would like to learn more about becoming a verified business, join our mailing list and stay tuned for Milspo Project's Business Blueprint, the complete online course for starting a business as a military spouse, launching Summer 2018, or check out IRS.gov to learn more.

What is the financial investment to become member?

There are two levels of membership. Our MP Incubator members invest $8/month. These members have access to our book club, monthly workbooks, goal sheets, and access to coursework through MilspoU. Our MP Accelerator members invest $12/month, and have access to book club, monthly workbooks, goal sheets, our virtual Mastermind group, exclusive retreats, expert-led workshops and access to coursework through MilspoU. For both levels of membership, dues are drafted monthly on the same date of the month you secured your initial membership. There is no long term contract, and your membership can be cancelled at any time (with resources accessible through next billing cycle date). Email us at [email protected] with questions, and a member of our team will get back with you.

How do I qualify to take MIlspo Project's Accredited business classes?

To qualify for Milspo Project's accredited business courses, you must be an active Milspo Project member. Please keep in mind that all college-credit classes are an additional cost outside of membership dues, and payments are processed through the university directly. All courses are MyCAA-approved.

How do I start a business?

While there are many ways to get started, to be a legal business you must be registered with the IRS. Join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on the launch of Milspo Project's Business Blueprint, the complete online course for starting a business as a military spouse, launching Summer 2018.

How do I parter with you on a project or event?

We are so grateful for our corporate partners, sponsors, monthly and annual donors and volunteers. There are many ways you can get involved. Our Give Back page outlines just a few. If you have any ideas, please feel free to share them with our Director of FUNdevelopment, Lisa Valentine, [email protected].

Who are Milspo Project members?

We are like you, mostly women, young, old, and in-between. We are parents, makers, spouses, creatives, retailers, coaches, service providers, artists, go-getters, and doers. We believe we can harness what military life has taught us about patience and perseverance, and leverage it into successful businesses. We have grit, period. Most importantly, we believe military life is a gift because it has a way of honing our souls day-in and day-out, which ultimately helps us get closer to the person we are meant to become.

Are there any leadership opportunities as a member?

Heck ya! After becoming a Milspo Project member, you have the opportunity to apply to become a MP Ambassador. As an ambassador, you are able to host quarterly Gatherings as a Milspo Project representative and fill a number of volunteer roles for our organization. We will be kicking off our Ambassador Program in the Summer of 2018. Stay tuned for more information!

Are there any other resources for those who aren't quite SURE IF THEY'RE READY TO START A BUSINESS OR WHO AREn'T YET A BUSINESS OWNER?

You bet! If you are thinking Milspo Project might be right for you and would like to receive Milspo Project workbooks and goal sheets to your inbox each month, you may do so with an investment of $8/month through our MP Incubator membership. You can cancel at any time if you don't feel it's the direction you're seeking to go. Also, feel free to check out the free downloads throughout our site.

How does Milspo Project use membership dues?

Milspo Project is a verified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We invest membership dues into all Milspo Project's operations, member programs and resources. You can learn more about our commitment to financial transparency through our Praise + Progress report.

Can I sell my [Fill in the blank] to Your members?

Milspo Project, and in particular our private membership group, is a place for any military spouse running a business to gain support, ask questions, get feedback and discuss issues they may be facing in their business and military life.

Generally, if it concerns entrepreneurship or business topics you can talk about it in our member area. You're welcome to share your social pages, blogs, and websites for feedback, but direct promos are prohibited. Anyone who posts self-promotional stuff may be asked to leave without warning.

We value creating a harmonious online-member space, where people genuinely feel safe to share without fear of reprisal, being spammed, or having ideas poached.

Are there any opportunities to showcase my business as a member?

Absolutely! Once you become a member, you can submit your application to be featured on our Member Spotlight which live on our blog, as well as be distributed through our media channels. You are also featured in your MP Welcome Video you post to our online member groups. There are also other opportunities to be featured on Milspo Rising™ interview series, and at events throughout the year. Ready to join?