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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

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

We hope you find this webpage to be resourceful as it contains regulations and policies that pertain to Commercial Solicitation and Home Based Businesses (HBB). We have also included a process map and application for applicants to enhance awareness and minimize confusion. Our goal is to work with all applicants to ensure compliance, offer resources and remind approved vendors of upcoming permit expiration dates as well as inform them of upcoming Special Events that they may want to participate in.  

How to get started

To get started, please download the information slides with details on how to register your HBB