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As Good as Gold!

2016 marked a 10 year anniversary for my business and personally, I celebrate a milestone birthday. It’s been a golden year! These two benchmarks spurred me to reflect on my “why?” Why did I start my own business? I started my small business because I was seeking a more flexible and portable career where I could […]

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Paper Chaser Announces Small Business Saturday Activities

Paper Chaser Announces Small Business Saturday Activities New product launch, business spotlight and a free white paper round out Paper Chaser’s Small Business Saturday activities (Beaufort, SC) – Military spouse entrepreneur, Melissa St. Clair, Owner of Paper Chaser has been supporting small business growth for over a decade in her business and is celebrating Small […]

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Beeline for Business…P.O. Boxes

Using a P.O. Box address as a small business owner is a controversial topic. As a military spouse entrepreneur who experiences frequent moves, I prefer to utilize a P.O. Box address versus my home/office address for user ease and separation of “Church and State.” The debate is ongoing about using the P.O. Box address versus your residence. […]

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3 Employment Myths That Plague Today’s Military Spouse

Merriam-Webster.com defines a myth (noun) as an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true. Military Spouses, Don’t fall prey to age-old fables about employment in relation to your military lifestyle. Don’t let yesterday’s yarns and beleaguered beliefs hold you back! No more tall tales! Let the truth be […]

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Beeline for Business…Best Laid Plans: Two Out of 12, Better Than None

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.” –Robert Burns, Scottish poet and lyricist (adapted), 25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796. If you recall, Uncle Sam said it was time to move this summer and so we did. This Permanent Change of Station (PCS) came with a few months’ time for […]

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Beeline for Business…Don’t Let Your Business Be a Statistic!

Before beginning, plan carefully. -Marcus T. Cicero You wouldn’t start out on a vacation or an important trip without first mapping out your course. Just as builders and construction projects require an architectural plan, the same careful preparation is paramount to laying out a foundation to build a small business. Continue reading my guest post […]

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Portable Career Panel at National Military Spouse Career Summit

National Military Spouse Network (NMSN) will host a Panel to Discuss Portable Careers at Annual Military Spouse Career Summit on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:30pm EST (1430h). Join Melissa St. Clair, Owner of Paper Chaser for this 2-day event designed for military spouse careerists and entrepreneurs. A PCS (permanent change of station) can be an […]

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Beeline for Business… A New Mission: Military Women As Entrepreneurs

This event being held Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 9:30am to 2:30pm at Marston Pavilion aboard MCB Camp Lejeune is strategically planned for women veterans, active duty personnel and military spouses, this one day event is designed for your new mission: Your Business. Be empowered and equipped by “Stories from the Front Lines” of business, […]

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Beeline for Business … Use Your Network

A resounding statement throughout the recent two-day National Military Spouse Network (NMSN) Military Spouse Career Summit was to: “use your network.” As small business owners, we have paid memberships, belong to professional associations, Facebook groups/communities, forums, listservs, mastermind and LinkedIn groups, just to name a few. So why is our first instinct when we have […]

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