Military life is a lot different than it was a few decades ago.
Long gone are the days when wives would stay at home, waiting for their husbands to come back from deployment. Times have changed, and with progression comes new traditions. New ideologies that slowly push back antiquated notions, making space for a brighter future – where equality primes all else.
Not only do women make up 16% of the U.S forces, but the military community is continuously evolving to become stronger, more united, and inclusive. Men and women both do their part in raising their families, breaking down gender roles usually associated with this lifestyle.
If history has proven anything, it is that these hardworking individuals do not let obstacles stand in their way, especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. A term that is now omnipresent in their lives, they have proven to be skilled at taking on new challenges, growing their ventures into a reliable source of income.
In an effort to contribute to these endeavors, Monica Fullerton went on to create Spouse-ly, an online marketplace to shop a wide variety of products and services created by military & first responder families. The brand champions military families seeking income-generating opportunities no matter where military life takes them.
An Air Force spouse herself, she understands more than most the importance of support.
Her belief in her mission, combined with her drive and passion, landed her on the Forbes Next 100 list and the MIGHTY 25 list by We Are The Mighty as one of the most influential leaders supporting the military community.
“Giving up is not an option; that is just too easy. I have seemingly taken on one of the hardest businesses out there as a solopreneur, but I have been fueled by how much I know this marketplace is supporting our nation’s heroes and their businesses,” says Monica in one of her social media posts.
Embracing the diversity and skills of the community, Spouse-ly is redefining what it means to be a modern-day military family and providing a secure place for these hardworking people to showcase their businesses.
Offering a wide range of products and services, ranging from arts and crafts to real estate and everything in between, it currently stands as one of the most trusted platforms to help customers find what they are looking for.
Featured on CNBC, Forbes, Prime Video, and more, Spouse-ly provides the opportunity to learn about each seller on the site, promoting their business and sharing their amazing stories.
Take a look at the Spouse-ly website today to learn more about their community filled with military & first responder makers, creators, and entrepreneurs and browse a wide range of selections.
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