The Defense Department and Small Business Administration have introduced an online forum for military spouse entrepreneurs to connect with business mentors through LinkedIn as part of DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program.
SBA said Friday that affiliated mentors, military spouse business owners and DoD certified career counselors can use the platform starting Jan. 2, 2017 to share information, offer advice and answer inquiries regarding business ownership on a rotating basis.
“SBA offers many resources for military spouses who are considering self-employment through small business ownership,” said Barbara Carson, associate administrator of SBA’s veterans business development office.
“SBA is dedicated to working with our partners to help military spouses find meaningful, sustainable employment through small business ownership.”
DoD established the Spouse Education Career Opportunities program to help military spouses worldwide access tools and resources on career exploration, education, training and licensing as well as employment readiness and career connections.
Military spouses interested to join the online forum can request to join the group via this link.