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about us

The Rosie Network is a non-profit organization founded by military spouse, Stephanie Brown, after spending hours searching online for a contractor to do repair work on her home. Preferring to hire a veteran, a vision was born to promote military family-owned businesses to the American public. Shortly after, Rosie’s List was launched, the first-of-its-kind search tool featuring verified veteran and military spouse-owned businesses. Understanding the complex needs of small businesses the Service2CEO Program was developed to educate and empower the next generation of military-connected entrepreneurs!

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OUR IMPACT

86%

GRADUATES REPORT A MIN. 150% INCREASE IN REVENUE

65%

MINORITY & WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS SERVED

99%

NET PROMOTER
RATING

5000+

MILITARY ENTREPRENEURS SERVED ANNUALLY

Serving Active Duty, Veteran & Military Spouse Entrepreneurs around the Globe!

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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to build stronger military families by developing entrepreneurial programs and support services that empower active-duty, veterans and military spouses to realize the American Dream of small business ownership, increasing financial stability and self-sufficiency of those who have served our country.

WHO WE SERVE & WHY

20%

of transitioning service members are choosing business ownership

24%

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48%

of military spouses turn to entrepreneurship vs traditional employment as a viable and portable career option

$1.2B

Military Spouse un/under-employment cost to taxpayers according to BSF Military Lifestyle Survey

90%

of entrepreneurs without mentorship fail in the first 3 years.

1 in 5

active-duty military families in San Diego qualifies for food subsidies

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Why Rosie The Riveter?

Inspired by WWII icon Rosie the Riveter and her ‘We Can Do It!’ attitude, The Rosie Network was founded by Military Spouse and Veteran entrepreneurs to EMPOWER, IMPACT, and ADVOCATE on behalf of our nation’s service members and spouses seeking the American Dream of small business ownership. 

We have been training and mentoring active-duty, veterans, and military spouses for 10 YEARS. While our network has grown, our core mission remains the same.

All of our services are provided at no cost. As a 501(c)3, we depend on the generosity of our donors. If you are interested in making a financial gift to our program, contact Leona at LSublett@therosienetwork.org.

OUR AWARDS