The Best-Educated Food Service Line You Can Imagine

What Should I Look for in a Diaper Bag?

Last night I worked on the best-educated food service line you can imagine. We were volunteering together, and between the five us, there were at least three advanced degrees. We are all wives of U.S. soldiers, and none of us is able to work full time in our career fields right now. … Continue reading

Registering My Business in Germany

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If you live overseas and operate a business, you’ll probably need to register your business in your host country and pay host nation taxes. This process is one that I’ve recently started, so I thought I’d share it with you here on MilliGFunk.com. In order to legally operate as a … Continue reading

Why Every Other Tweet Should Be Conversational

Twitter has its merits, but making your voice heard in such a crowded space can feel daunting. This week I had an ah-ha Twitter moment: Distinguishing yourself on Twitter doesn’t require a complex strategy; it just requires you to converse more often. Specifically, every other tweet you post should be … Continue reading

Planning for Your Car When You PCS to Germany

The seven-part series of posts I wrote for the Automated Housing Referral Network are gradually going live. Each week, AHRN publishes another post on their blog about how to budget for an overseas PCS in the military. The fourth post in the series is all about how to plan and budget … Continue reading

Adapting to European Electricity when You PCS to Germany

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The seven-part series of posts I wrote for the Automated Housing Referral Network are gradually going live. Each week, AHRN publishes another post on their blog about how to budget for an overseas PCS in the military. The third post in the series is all about budgeting for European electricity … Continue reading

Budgeting for Your Family’s PCS to Germany – AHRN.com

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This week, the Automated Housing Referral Network published the first in a seven-part content series I created for them. These seven posts detail the many expenses a military family should consider budgeting for before starting their PCS to Germany, and I hope that they help other military families to prepare … Continue reading

One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Journey to Incorporation: Part 3

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This is Part 3 in a multi-part series about my journey to incorporation as an LLC as a military spouse entrepreneur stationed overseas. I hope that by documenting this journey publicly, I can help other spouses navigate the waters more smoothly, and that I can raise awareness about policies that make entrepreneurship (a concept … Continue reading

One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Journey to Incorporation, Part 2

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Incorporation as a business isn’t easy when you relocate frequently as part of your family’s commitment to your husband’s military service. I’m writing about my experience trying to incorporate my freelance work into an LLC while living overseas for my husband’s job with the Army. This is the second post … Continue reading

One Military Spouse Entrepreneur’s Journey to Incorporation

Incorporation as a business is a pretty straightforward task for most entrepreneurs. Figure out what kind of business formation is right for your needs, talk to an attorney if necessary, choose a business name, and register your business name with the secretary of state in which your business operates. Incorporation … Continue reading

Teaching Nonprofit Marketing in Japan

Temple University Japan Campus

It’s on the website, so I feel like I can share the exciting news now: I’ve been invited to be a guest lecturer for Temple University Japan this February. The class, which is part of an international nonprofit management program on Temple’s Japan campus, will focus on strategic marketing planning for nonprofits. I’ll … Continue reading

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