First-hand experience

Forces Families Jobs is the place to search for your next role. Why? Because all the employers and training providers who advertise have made pledges to support service families. Our latest FFJ business to be f...

Dizzy in biz

WE love to see creative ideas for businesses from Army spouses and partners – and that’s why we’re featuring several entrepreneurs in the winter edition of Army&You, out from Monday 12 November. One such sp...

Podcast seeks entrepreneurial Service spouses

ENTREPRENEURIAL Service spouses are being sought for the second series of a weekly podcast. The Independent Spouse, hosted by military wife and business owner Jess Sands, wants to hear from others in the For...

Business solutions

What can you do when your chosen career isn’t in sync with Army life? Whether your soldier is a Regular or Reserve, there are often barriers to holding down a steady job. One option is to go it alone and create...

Doing business with man’s best friend

Living in the garrison town of Colchester in Essex, with husband Dillon and eight-year-old French Mastiff Blue, Rebecca Wattam told Army&You how her love for animals has guided her career path… REBECCA...

Why do I need a business plan?

WRITING a plan can seem daunting and can take time, but a well-thought-out business strategy will give you direction and make sure you have covered everything before you start trading,  writes Lianne Bradbury f...

Wedded bliss

Army spouse Sophie Sherief shares her joy at creating her own successful wedding business… I GOT engaged to my soldier in 2010 when I was just 20 years old. I had always dreamt of my wedding day and I knew...

Be your own boss

FREE business start-up workshops for military leavers, spouses and partners in Wiltshire have been warmly welcomed by those attending the first sessions – with more events still to come. The Be Your Own Boss...

Exciting events for Wilts entrepreneurs

MILITARY spouses and partners can take their first steps towards running their own businesses with a series of free events across Wiltshire. Nine workshops are being held close to the county’s military commu...

Big honour for small business owner

A BUSINESS founded by an Army spouse has been selected to join an online directory started by one of Britain’s top entrepreneurs. Grippy Leads, started by Jen Ives in 2012, has been chosen by Theo Paphitis f...