Inspiring entrepreneurial military spouses to be empowered in business, re-define their identity & gain confidence

If you think the UK Armed Forces are great, you should hear what their spouses and partners can achieve! The InDependent Spouse showcases successful military spouses and partners through podcasts, videos and online community support to inspire others also living the ‘magnolia walled life’ of the modern military

The InDependent Spouse started off as a series of fun, informative podcasts for the military spouse business owner, but quickly grew into something bigger.

The InDependent Spouse podcast was born from a need to hear something new. A need to hear from the inspirational men and women who experience service life from the ‘home-front’ while creating successful businesses. To give a voice to those who are already achieving amazing things, and to inspire those who dream of doing the same.

But with the release of series 3, and with over 6,500 listeners it’s been clear that it needs to be more.  There needs to be a way to connect business leaders throughout this community no matter where they are located

Military spouses run business should not be limited by location or disadvantaged by living a transient ‘Magnolia Wall Life’.

I believe connecting this inspiring network is crucial to help build healthy businesses that empower military spouses to flourish. As the traditional role of the ‘military spouse’ continues to evolve in line with the military itself, it seems only fitting to reflect these changes in a modern way. What’s also clear is the importance of developing your own role; one that gives you, the spouse, your own voice while also complimenting that of the service member.

And so, The InDependent Spouse will grow and evolve as it’s needed and where it’s needed.

Are you ready to build a posting-proof business & connect with other amazing spouses doing the same?

Looking for some inspiration?

Listen along to the podcast series, watch the most recent Magnolia Wall Life vlogs on YouTube, or find out a bit more about building a transient business in the blog series.

Magnolia Wall Life Vlogs on YouTube

Business support to help your business flourish!

There’s a growing collection of free business support that you can take advantage of. Whether that’s free downloadable printables to help with business planning, blogs full to the brim with business tips, or access to the free online community where you can find other spouses in business.

Free Printables
Networking Community
Business Blogs

Building a posting-proof business shouldn’t be so isolating!

Military life shouldn’t stop our ability to build amazing businesses, and we shouldn’t, as spouses be limited in building a business network because of location. Join in with business discussions in the Facebook Community, grab your spot for the next Virtual Networking Event, or find your local Networking Chapter 

Online Community
Virtual Networking
Local Networking Chapters


‘You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think’

You may be struggling to find a meaningful job because of this life – you’re not alone. Military life is tough, we know that because we are living it every day. But we are also a community that is making amazing things happen, turning our passion into profit despite the challenges of military life. And you are a part of it!

Hundreds of military spouses have already taken back control of their careers through the power of entrepreneurship. Now you can listen to their stories.


The skill sets of the military spouse are no different to any other community, yet we are often perceived differently by business.

It’s time to break those barriers, move away from the stereotypes and show the world just what we are made of.

We are natural leaders with a mission to create amazing businesses, no matter what service life throws at us.

We are here, we are seen, and we are making a difference!

Why running a business as a ‘military spouse’ is amazing!

How to run a business through a military posting

Why starting a business isn’t as scary as you’d think


For military entrepreneurs, by a military spouse entrepreneur