The Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE)
The Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE) has partnered with Stars and Stripes to bring you the Military Spouse Entrepreneur Guide, a quarterly publication that has made waves in the military community. This guide is distributed globally with 80,000 printed copies and receives over 1 million digital hits. Designed to inspire and enable military spouses to take control of their careers, the guide features a directory with over 900 military spouse-owned businesses, as well as tools and resources that explain why and how to start your own business. It also highlights military spouses that are making strides in entrepreneurship, giving readers an inside look into how they can turn their aspirations into reality.
As military spouses, the path to entrepreneurship can be marked by various challenges. It can be a daunting journey from frequent relocation to the economic impact of military life. That’s why we sought to create custom illustrations that accurately depict military spouses struggles. In creating these illustrations, we prioritized inclusion, ensuring that diversity was represented in every aspect. Along with the different challenges, we also included informative statistics and insights that could help military spouses take control of their careers. Our objective was to demonstrate our understanding of the unique circumstances that military spouses encounter on their entrepreneurial journey. With these illustrations and cover design, our goal was to support AMSE’s mission and inspire individuals within the military spouse community to pursue their dreams confidently.