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On this episode of Tactical Treasures, Tracy interviews Stephanie Brown, Founder & CEO of the Rosie Network.
This week on The Lounge With Legends Show, we interview Stephanie Brown of The Rosie Network who is working to provide a platform that empowers military spouse business owners and budding entrepreneurs to launch and grow their small businesses.
Join James Allen Felts & Marty Martinez to help us Celebrate The MIL Spouse powerhouses
LIVE with Stephanie Brown on todays Helping the Brave Podcast. Stephanie Brown, CEO and Founder, of The Rosie Network. Stephanie is a nationally recognized leader and sought after subject matter expert on military entrepreneurship. As CEO and Founder of The Rosie Network, Stephanie has been featured on FOX News, CBS and NPR. Stephanie has dedicated over 20 years to supporting and advocating on behalf of military families, and veterans.
Military heritage, SEAL spouse, and Entrepreneur with Stephanie Brown. In this podcast episode, we speak to Stephanie Brown (CEO and Founder of The Rosie Network). We discuss her rich family military service, her years as a SEAL spouse, and her journey as an Entrepreneur. She also shares with us her tips for new leaders and her strategies around challenges and times of change. She has also Co-Founded the U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce as well as created The Military Entrepreneur Magazine.
Stephanie Brown is the CEO and Founder of The Rosie Network, CEO and Co-Founder of the U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce. Stephanie is a nationally recognized leader and sought after subject matter expert on military veteran and military spouse entrepreneurship.
Skip to 25:25 to hear about The Rosie Network. Army Wife Talk Radio is the leading internet talk radio show for Army wives, by Army wives. AWTR is hosted by the Army Wife Network Core Team – www.ArmyWifeNetwork.com. AWTR guests bring exciting, relevant topics and resources to the attention of our military families.
Not comfortable having someone unknown coming into their house and preferring to hire a veteran, Stephanie set about creating a means for the American public to locate our nation’s military family-owned businesses. Many months later, Rosie’s List was born. The network has expanded to include high-touch, quality business training.
The Rosie Network’s mission is strengthening military families through entrepreneurial programs and support services, empowering military spouses, transitioning service members and veteran entrepreneurs toward financial stability and self-sufficiency.
ROSIE IN THE NEWS
SMALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR MILITARY SPOUSES TO SELL TO THE U.S. AIR FORCE AND U.S. ARMY
The Kroll team is excited for the opportunity to work with Military Spouses and prestigious organizations that support Military Spouses such as The Rosie Network and The Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce
FIND OUT WHAT CEO & FOUNDER STEPHANIE BROWN HAS TO SAY ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road? Is there any advice you’d like to share with our readers who might just be starting out?
LEARNING TO PIVOT TOGETHER WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH
The Global Pandemic has changed the scope of small business in America. The Rosie Network is proud to support military connected entrepreneurs as they PIVOT to a new normal in the age of virtual business.
THE NEWMAN’S OWN® AWARDS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF CHARITABLE GIVING
Two decades ago, Newman’s Own partnered with Fisher House Foundation and Military Times to highlight five non-profit organizations supporting military servicemembers and their families.
SPOUSES LAUNCH FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Stephanie Brown, Jaime Chapman and Beth Conlin and are dubbing 2021 as the year of the military spouse entrepreneur by announcing the creation of the United States Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce (MSCC).
DONATE 200 CHRISTMAS TREES TO VETERANS
San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate and The Rosie Network teamed up on Saturday for the third year of providing Christmas trees to active duty and veteran military families for the holiday season.
COWORKING SPACES TO PROVIDE SPOUSES WITH REMOTE WORK, TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
The Army has launched a new on-post coworking space initiative that plans to provide military spouses a comfortable and professional workspace outside their homes, along with a training venue for employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Stephanie Brown has been featured in WOMEN’S DAY magazine, U.S. VETERANS MAGAZINE and MILITARY SPOUSE MAGAZINE.
A 2016 ‘Our City,’ San Diego Innovator of the Year awardee, Stephanie was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as a Women Who Mean Business Award finalist in 2015 and Military Spouse CEO of the Year in 2013.
NATIONAL VETERANS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (NVBDC) INITIATES A NEW “MILITARY AND VETERAN ORGANIZATION TASK FORCE”
NVBDC leadership is expanding to bring organizations together whose purpose is to develop and promote the success and growth of Service Disabled and Veteran-Owned Businesses.
The Rosie Network, a national award-winning network of over 30,000 Veteran and Military family-owned businesses around the country, announced they will partner with Colin Garrett Racing & Sam Hunt Racing to promote Veterans’ causes and the American Dream through their new crowdfunded Xfinity team.
SAN DIEGO GULLS, COMMUNITY NIGHT
The American Hockey League (AHL) club will support San Diego nonprofit organizations through the San Diego Gulls Foundation by gifting “Gulls Bucks” to San Diego, CA non-profits including The Rosie Network. of Commerce (MSCC).
MAKING MILITARY SPOUSES A FOCUS
Abby made it her mission to prove how important this was, to help people see the missed opportunity of not collecting data on military spouse-owned businesses. Malchow worked with the Rosie Network to identify military spouses who were already selling on Amazon, and they created a storefront.
THE ROSIE NETWORK
No cost services for active duty, veterans and military spouses, including COVID-19 small business guidance and loan resources.
THE ROSIE NETWORK TEAMS UP WITH THE SAN DIEGO GULLS FOR COMMUNITY NIGHT
Support The Rosie Network at San Diego Gulls Community Night! – San Diego Gulls vs. Bakersfield Condors
THE ROSIE NETWORK’S VETERAN & MILITARY SPOUSE ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS
November, 2019 The Rosie Network is having its annual veteran and military spouse entrepreneur awards luncheon to celebrate the impact that these businesses have on our community.
SAN DIEGO’S 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADERS OF 2020: STEPHANIE BROWN, CEO & FOUNDER OF THE ROSIE NETWORK
Stephanie Brown, CEO and Founder of The Rosie Network, launched a COVID-19 online Small Business Resource Center and provided no-cost business financial management to military family-owned small businesses.
2020 VETERAN & MILITARY SPOUSE ENTREPRENEUR AWARDEES ANNOUNCED
The 2020 National Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards were presented during Veteran Small Business Week, November 2nd-6th. A special thank you to Newman’s Own & Fisher House Foundation, USAA, GovX, the SBA, & Wells Fargo for taking the time to present the Navy Paddles to the awardees.
SBA TO HOST VIRTUAL MILITARY SPOUSE ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT
The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a virtual “Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit” in collaboration with second lady of the United States Karen Pence and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes.
THE ROSIE NETWORK, STELLA LABS WIN SBA ACCELERATOR COMPETITION, 2019
Two San Diego business accelerators were each awarded $50,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.
THE ROSIE NETWORK PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR MILITARY ENTREPRENEURS, 2017
The Rosie Network will also host a showcase at Westfield Mission Valley mall, where San Diegans can help support these businesses.
THE ROSIE NETWORK: I MET A HANDSOME MAN AT HALLMARK
One year later, I was packing for our first overseas tour. When I became a military spouse, I was also a business owner. I went from being my own boss to being unemployed and unemployable. I became depressed, frustrated and even resentful. Fortunately, I realized I wasn’t alone and pulled strength from other spouses who, like me, were struggling with having a career and a sense of self.
THE ROSIE NETWORK: HELPING MILITARY FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES SUCCEED
Are you a military spouse or veteran who owns their own business?
Do you have a home-based business, but have recently moved and are finding networking difficult?
Do you wish to expand the client base of your existing business?
THESE NONPROFITS ARE HONORED FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE MILITARY COMMUNITY
The Rosie Network’s Service2CEO initiative is a 16 week individualized entrepreneurship and literacy training program offered at no cost to military spouses, veterans and service members transitioning to civilian life.
THE ROSIE NETWORK
How do you keep a career afloat while embracing the military lifestyle? Many of us have left jobs to follow our service member around the world, changed careers completely, find ourselves returning to the workforce after taking years off to raise children, or hope to start our own business.
SAN DIEGO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2019: SIX SAN DIEGO SMALL BUSINESSES WIN CHAMBER’S ANNUAL AWARDS
Thank You For Your Service — The Rosie Network, which helps veterans start and grow a business
2nd ANNUAL MILITARY, VETERANS & MILITARY SPOUSE ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT, 2018
Learn about starting a business, financing a business, growing a business, doing business with the government, and franchising. Veteran entrepreneurs & renowned speakers, Liz Perez, Deputy Secretary of Minority Veterans California Department of Veterans Affairs.
KANSAS CITY WELCOMES RENOWNED VETERANS' GROUPS
Veterans' organizations The Rosie Network, National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. (NVTSI) and Veteran Business Project have selected Kansas City as their new home and are creating the Center for Military and Veterans Reintegration (CMVR).
SPOUSE PROMOTES MILITARY FAMILY RUN BUSINESSES
Stephanie explained how one night after spending hours on Craigslist, Angies List and other websites trying to find a contractor who could do some repair work on her home, she turned to her husband and said, “Why can’t we find a veteran or military spouse-owned business to do this work?”
GROUP PROMOTES MILITARY ENTREPRENEURS
Stephanie Brown was uncomfortable contacting strangers advertising their services on Craigslist. When Brown told her husband there should be an easy way to find businesses owned by people with strong connections to the military, he told her: “Then build it.” life.
VETERANS HELP MAKE SAN DIEGO A HUB FOR START-UPS
Some groups offer more extensive training, like The Rosie Network, a nonprofit that helps small businesses started by veterans or their spouses.