Mission Entrepreneur

Mission Entrepreneur

Applying Lessons from Military Life to Create Success in Business Startups

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Jen E. Griswold
Jen E. Griswold

From her extensive training in the Air Force and experience coaching women over the past several years, Jen E. Griswold discovered that by giving back to her military community, she could change the world a little bit every day. America needs more men and women entrepreneurs who pay it forward and here is where we’ll start. Welcome to Mission Entrepreneur.

 

  • Business Success

    Career military? Leaving the military for civilian life? Either way, you can leverage your experience into some great new opportunities.  Military spouses can face serious challenges when trying to develop a career while part of the military life, or equally serious challenges when they transition to civilian life. But, help is on the way. Jen Griswold, veteran, military spouse, and mentor to over 9,000 entrepreneurs, shares her journey that led to over $20M in annual sales.

  • Startup Ideas

    Finding startup ideas that can make you a business success: Are you trying to find your niche in our modern world of underemployment and the self-employed, where many are looking for great startup ideas and the opportunity to build wealth and find happiness and fulfillment? Some of the best startup ideas are yet to be discovered and Mission Entrepreneur will guide you through Jen’s journey toward realizing her personal dream of becoming one of the successful women entrepreneurs. Experiencing underemployment as a military spouse, she learns how to turn her military experience into business success.

  • underemployment

    The underemployment problem: Being a military spouse comes with sacrifices. Spouses give up college degrees, careers and put other plans on hold due to military relocations. The country feels the effects. Reports show that 90% of military spouses face underemployment and countless income tax dollars are lost. As both a spouse and veteran for 20 years, Jen witnessed many spouses trying to keep a career going through their first few assignments. After multiple failed attempts and the addition of kids, they often gave up, deciding their efforts were futile. Their confidence waned and they began to question their self-worth.

  • women entrepreneurs

    Ironically, military life builds the perfect set of skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur: work ethic, vision, passion, and resilience. These are the exact same skills that have helped military spouses endure a life of sacrifice in the military. But, in most cases, they have given up on their own personal visions to change the world. Using a lifetime of experience, military trained veterans entering the job force know how to manage the bumpy journey to becoming men and women entrepreneurs and finding those great startup ideas.

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Praise

This book is a MUST read for women everywhere who have big dreams and a heart to put family first.  Jen Griswold brilliantly shares the significant challenges military spouses face, while providing actionable strategies on how to become their very own entrepreneur...the milprenuer.  Women everywhere will love this book as Griswold inspires each of us to live, give, serve and grow, while becoming greater advocates for our beloved military community.  

Jamie Petersen
Jamie Petersen
Co-founder, Team GiVe

As a military spouse and entrepreneur, this is the book I wish had years ago!   Jen has such a giving spirit, and now she's giving her readers an incredible opportunity to soak up her wealth of knowledge!   

Courtney Slazinik
Courtney Slazinik
CEO, Click It Up A Notch (and a military spouse)

Military spouses are inherently resourceful, adaptable, and seek connections to others. I love that Mission: Entrepreneur helps to encourage spouses to find a way to tap into their gifts in order to pursue their goals, reaching far beyond being a "dependent". Jen Griswold reminds us that we already have the tools, and offers insights into a variety of paths to success, harnessing these tools and giving them new meaning and life. A must read for any "seeker" looking to expand beyond the mundane.

Jennifer LB Robins
Jennifer LB Robins
Predominantly Paleo, 4x bestselling cookbook author and Founder of Legit Bread Company (and military spouse)

So often I hear people say that they have a great business idea, but no idea what to do with it, or where to start. THIS is where to start. Through vast personal experience, insight from industry leaders, and advice from fellow entrepreneurs, you'll be moving from concept to profitable business in no time! 

Bridget Platt
Bridget Platt
CEO, Daddy’s Deployed (and a military spouse)

One paragraph in and I instantly felt like Jen has taken the words right out of my mouth. Almost immediately, I’m nodding my head and saying, “Yes, this is me. You’re telling MY story.”

Finally, there is someone out there who is ready to be the voice for ALL of the military spouses who refused to quit even though the odds were against them and also inspires those who still quietly dream of putting their own plans into action and find a career that provides the fulfillment they so desperately need and deserve.

On behalf of ALL the military spouses out there who refuse to settle we say “Thank You” for following your dreams and reminding us that they sky really is the limit.

Maureen Dougherty
Maureen Dougherty
CEO, Northeast Girl

Entrepreneurship is about creating solutions to big problems.  As both a veteran and military spouse, Jen understands the difficulty faced by the family of military members.  But she also understands the potential they have to create value for each other and for others while supporting their spouses.  Jen provides practical advice to military spouses who want to have it all: build and own a business while still being a world-class partner to their military member/spouse.  

Eli Bremer
Eli Bremer
Air Force Officer & Olympic Athlete

Military spouses no longer have to feel trapped and isolated. Thanks to Jen Griswold they can dream bigger. Griswold is there to help them forge a new path...that of the Milpreneur.

Nicole Feliciano
Nicole Feliciano
Author of Mom Boss and CEO, Momtrends

A must read for the military community!  Military spouses are a hidden treasure to our country's workforce that have been underutilized for too long.  Jen's genuine stories put into words what so many spouses endure as they move around the country.  She gives sound advice that's easy to follow and gives simple steps to create a portable business.  Her honesty and openness make anyone believe they have what it takes.  I am excited to see this book fan the flames of the entrepreneurial movement happening in the military community!"

Kathy Roth-Douquet
Kathy Roth-Douquet
CEO (and military spouse), Blue Star Families