I am Jess Sands, and this podcast is where all things business and armed forces life combine to inspire you in your modern military life. Welcome to the InDependent Spouse Podcast.

Susan Bonner, a naval veteran and former military spouse, is a successful business owner of the British Craft House. Susan shares her own journey of starting her business and emphasises the importance of community, empowerment, and networking for small business owners.

She also highlights the value of free resources and social media platforms for visibility and advertising.

The British Craft House is hugely successful. Last year, it celebrated the milestone of turning over £ 1 million in income for its users.

She overcame public speaking fears, won awards, and met the Prime Minister while supporting small businesses and artisans through her platforms.

It was such a fab interview, and thank you to Susan again for sharing her inspirational story. I took so much from it, and I know that you will, too.

Don’t forget to join us for MilspoMay, and of course, join the 2024 Milspo Small Business Bootcamp. It’s going to be the most amazing week and it’s really going to help you build an epic business or side hustle in the same way that Susan has done in the same way that we can all do.

The InDependent Spouse podcast was created to give a voice to those who are most often hidden in the shadows of their brave, serving military partner and who are achieving amazing things. Since 2018, Jess Sands has been sharing these stories, alongside building the Milspo® Community – a network of over 1,400 military spouses, partners and other halves who are building epic businesses that THRIVE, not just survive in a modern military world.

If you’re looking for further inspiration why not join our community and connect with others – https://www.facebook.com/groups/MILSPO

Read Jess’ latest Book – Building Business Beyond the Magnolia Box: Inspiration for entrepreneurs living in a modern military world https://amzn.eu/d/3ASq6VT

Or, join our Milspo Membership, the Inner Circle. The best business incubator to help build your business or side hustle – https://milspo.co.uk/milspo-inner-circle-waiting-list/

Milspo®, The InDependent Spouse®findamilspo and The Milspo Inner Circle are all part of the Milspo Network CIC – a volunteer organisation and social enterprise built by the serving spouses, partners and other halves of ALL UK military personnel to support the community’s entrepreneurial endeavours. We get it because we live it every day, and we want everyone to find inspiration, support and a community that helps make military life a little bit better – a rising tide lifts all boats.

Founded in 2018, the Milspo Network CIC has been built on the goodwill of its members and the support of its volunteers. After a series of failed funding bids and a struggle to change the narrative of why this community needs that extra bit of support, we are now looking for sponsorship or financial help so that Milspo can continue to provide into 2024.

Please do spread the word or connect us with those who would like to make a difference and directly support the military family, a community at the heart of the UK Armed Forces and all it does.