Virtual Networking2019-12-09T08:54:33+00:00

8th January, 2020 – 10.30am & 7.30pm

Register Today – Limited space

Join me, every month, for some very special online virtual networking events – created by The InDependent Spouse, exclusively for entrepreneurial military spouses

If you run your own business or are thinking of starting one then this Virtual Networking Session is for you!

I know as a business owner just how important networking can be for both my business and my own personal growth. But I also know how difficult it can be to build a network because of this transient military life – so how would you like access to other military spouses in business, all over the country (and maybe the world!) without even leaving the house?

I’ll be hosting very special and original Virtual Networking meetings exclusively for military spouses where you’ll meet other business owners and spend focused time in mastermind groups getting to know them in person, all without leaving your computer.

We are a community of amazing business leaders all over the world, and it seems such a shame that we miss out on the ability to network together. Military life doesn’t have to be so lonely – it’s time to meet people just like you, building amazing businesses despite the challenges of modern military life.

It’s super easy, business focused and completely free. There’s also a free guide that accompanies this event that will help you plan your pitch and get the most out of this networking session.

This way of networking hasn’t been used before and is completely exclusive to The InDependent Spouse, so do take advantage of these free events – you won’t find them anywhere else!

So join me  for this very special event. All you need to do to get involved is to register using the link below and you’ll be sent a very special invitation to join me, and hundreds of others just like you for a great online networking session.

Register here to receive the invite and the guide
(don’t forget to check your spam folders in case they’ve accidentally ended up in there)

Register Today – Limited space

The network doesn’t stop when the session ends. When you join in, you’ll gain special access to the online community. There you can connect to a load of other spouses who can help you build your business and offer support. It’s also the place to be for future information about the real-life networking groups launching in your area.

You can join now by following this link, and of course feel free to invite along any of your spouse friends in business! The community doesn’t officially launch until after the networking event, but you can join now for early bird access.

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Got a question? It might be answered below – if not, just email me – hello@theindependentspouse.co.uk and I’ll be in touch

Why are you doing this?2019-04-08T10:05:49+01:00

Over the last seven years of running my design agency, I have found that business networking has been the best way for me to grow my business, find new clients and most importantly grow my own self-esteem. Military life is transient and with four postings since I first launched, I’ve found it more and more difficult to connect with other business leaders and establish a good network.

I don’t believe that any one of us should be disadvantaged by military life, no matter what stage our business are at, so the best solution to connect a whole network of spouses is to create an inspirational space where we can overcome these location limitations and network virtually. It’s also incredibly lonely running a business from a married quarter and Virtual Networking is one way that we can combat that, without being limited by where we happen to live.

I want to create a quick and easy way for all spouses, no matter where we are posted or living, to connect to each other and to inspire others to grow their businesses to their full potential. When I first started off I didn’t know anyone else doing this, but as I’ve built my business I have connected with a whole community of spouses in business that have inspired me – I want everyone to be able to do the same without having to start from scratch after each posting.

‘You cannot be what you cannot see’.

What’s the InDependent Spouse and who are you?2019-04-08T10:07:45+01:00

Last June I started a podcast series called The InDependent Spouse, where I interview some amazing businesses leaders that are also living within the military community. The second series went out in January 2019, and with over 2,500 listeners it is clear that there is a load of us out there creating amazing things, whilst living the “magnolia wall life”. The aim of the podcast series is to inspire other military spouses and to help you realise that you too can grow amazing businesses despite the pressures of military life.

Series 3 is planned for this summer (if I can work it around my next posting!) and will be even more inspirational!

You can find more about me here

About Jess
Why is it free?2019-04-08T10:08:58+01:00

I use a fab piece of online software to record my interviews for the podcast series. Turns out it can also host meetings with more than one person. It seems like a no-brainer to use this very same software to connect others and that’s how the idea of the Virtual Networking was born.

Who can take part?2019-04-08T17:06:49+01:00

If you believe that you and your business are being disadvantaged by military life, and you think this sort of networking could help then it’s for you. There are no criteria to meet, your relationship status is not under review, nor is your partner’s rank, service or if they’re a reservist or full-time. It’s very simple. If you believe that you need to connect to a network of other spouses in business then sign-up. I think that once you have lived this military life, in whatever shape or form, you have an insight like no other. Whatever stage you are at in your ‘military journey’ you can help others who might not be there yet.

However, The InDependent Spouse is heavily focused around those that chose to be transient and start a business. This isn’t because I’m against any other way of doing it. Quite the opposite really. I’d love to be tough enough to stay in one place without my husband (we tried that, I was rubbish!). It’s simply focused on a transient life because that’s the one that I am living and know best.

What do I need to take part?2019-04-08T17:07:48+01:00

You just need an internet connection and a laptop or tablet. As soon as you sign up you’ll be sent a guide which will explain the next steps.

Don’t forget to add the date to your calendar – there will not be a recording of this event. It’s just for those who join on the date. There is only space online for a limited amount of members, so make sure you log-in early to get your seat.



How long is the networking?2019-04-08T17:08:14+01:00

The planned networking takes around an hour but probably best to block out 90mins for this first session as there will be a Q&A at the end.