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Home Based Business

 

Home Based Businesses (HBBs) are an important contributor to Army Family quality of life – new changes to procedures makes it easier and quicker gain approval to operate an on-post HBB.

 

HBBs allow Families to work from their Army quarters, developing rewarding careers that follow them through PCS moves. The wide span of HBBs operated by Army Families includes:

  • Car repair/service
  • Hairdressing and hairstyling
  • Home baking and meal preparation
  • Pet grooming and pet sitting
  • Massage therapy
  • Retail sales from home
     

HBB owners need to obtain approval from the garrison commander or senior commander. We’ve recently streamlined the process to make it quicker and easier.

 

Not everyone who works from home operates an HBB though. If you work remotely from your home, you probably don’t need approval. Other examples of businesses that don’t need approval are:

  • Bookkeeping and tax preparation
  • Personal training conducted outside the home
  • Photography, graphic design, and advertising services
  • Tutoring and music instruction
  • Entertainment or travel planning
  • Housecleaning and lawn care
  • Selling items from multi-level marketing (MLM) companies

 

Home Based Business approval is quick and easy!

The Army’s new standardized HBB application template streamlines the approval process.  Of course, installations are still required to adhere to local and state laws and regulations regarding home business operations, so check into those, too.

 

Here’s the process:   

Step 1: Obtain the HBB Application. Visit your Family and MWR representative or go online to download your HBB application and any required additional forms.

Step 2:  Complete the Application.  This includes visiting and obtaining approval from installation agencies like the housing office and community housing manager. The application should identify the agencies, but ask your Family and MWR representative if you have questions. If you need any additional documentation (like licensing or certifications), get that, too.

 

Step 3: Turn in the Application: Once you’ve completed your paperwork, submit the application to your Family and MWR representative. Keep a copy of the completed application for your own records.

Within 60 days, you should get notification of approval. Simple!
 

Get approved now!

  • If you operate an HBB on post and aren’t yet approved, now’s the time to get official.
  • We’ve recently streamlined processes, so they’re easier than ever. You can get approved within 60 days.
  • Moving your HBB from another installation? If you were approved there, the process is even easier!
  • New Army guidance directs installations to “find a way to say yes” to HBB owners – so we’re prepared to make this easy for you.
  • Official on-post offerings from AAFES, the Commissary and MWR no longer consider HBBs competition, and you don’t have to gain their approval.
  • Operating an HBB from your quarters without approval can violate policy and get you in trouble.

Don’t delay. Get your Home Based Business registered today by contacting your local DFMWR!

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We are offering internship opportunities for those interested in Business & Recreation operations, Special Events and Fitness Facility management. Some key focus areas are: Community Activities Center- Event hall RV storage lots Equipment rental Parks and pavilions Dog Daycare Center Travel services for bus trips Fitness Facility Special Events We will work with your college or university for college credits and assist you with adding experience to your resume.

May 18

Community Information Exchange

Join us at 1PM in-person in Building 1520 Auditorium. The event will also be hosted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DetrickUSAG for those that may not be able to attend in person. We have outside community agencies from Frederick joining our internal agencies to brief their programs and share upcoming events. There will be a information table set up outside the auditorium for people to leave fliers, business cards, newsletters, and more. • Mon 18 April • Mon 23 May • Wed 22 June • Mon 18 July • Mon 15 August • Mon 19 September • Mon 17 October • Mon 21 November • Mon 19 December For questions please contact the ACS Specialist at 301-619-6364 Open to all Service Members & spouses/DoD civilians & spouses/Retirees & Spouses/Survivors

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Financial Lunch and Learn

Join a Financial Counselor on TEAMS and listen from the comfort of your own desk. Follow the link below!
April
Thursday 7TSP Funds1130 -1200
Thursday 21Saving and Investing1130 -1200
Thursday 28Student Loans 1130 -1200
May
Thursday 5TSP Funds1130 -1200
June
Thursday 2TSP Funds1130 -1200
Thursday 9Saving for College1130 -1200
Thursday 16Marriage and Money 1130 -1200


To register please call 301-619-3455 or email us at usarmy.detrick.usag.mbx.acs-frp@army.milwith questions
Lunch and Learn is held on TEAMS at the link below
https://dod.teams.microsoft.us/l/channel/19%3adod%3a2817de0ea8a84d5ead40f07d8fc4600e%40thread.skype/Financial%2520Lunch%2520and%2520Learns?groupId=4c7fea34-4234-481e-bace-5432e5f23b14&tenantId=fae6d70f-954b-4811-92b6-0530d6f84c43
Classes are subject to change and cancellation.
The eligible participants are: Active Duty and Retired Military and their ID card Family Members, Reservists and National Guard (while on active duty) and their ID card Family Members, Survivors, and DoD civilians

Jun 2 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Financial Lunch and Learn

Join a Financial Counselor on TEAMS and listen from the comfort of your own desk. Follow the link below!
April
Thursday 7TSP Funds1130 -1200
Thursday 21Saving and Investing1130 -1200
Thursday 28Student Loans 1130 -1200
May
Thursday 5TSP Funds1130 -1200
June
Thursday 2TSP Funds1130 -1200
Thursday 9Saving for College1130 -1200
Thursday 16Marriage and Money 1130 -1200


To register please call 301-619-3455 or email us at usarmy.detrick.usag.mbx.acs-frp@army.milwith questions
Lunch and Learn is held on TEAMS at the link below
https://dod.teams.microsoft.us/l/channel/19%3adod%3a2817de0ea8a84d5ead40f07d8fc4600e%40thread.skype/Financial%2520Lunch%2520and%2520Learns?groupId=4c7fea34-4234-481e-bace-5432e5f23b14&tenantId=fae6d70f-954b-4811-92b6-0530d6f84c43
Classes are subject to change and cancellation.
The eligible participants are: Active Duty and Retired Military and their ID card Family Members, Reservists and National Guard (while on active duty) and their ID card Family Members, Survivors, and DoD civilians

Jun 2 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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