Building a Business on the Move

Cameron Cruse faced a problem common to those who marry into the military: Relocating often, it’s hard to find a job, much less build a career. Cruse teamed with fellow military spouse Lisa Bradley to put people like themselves to work making high-end handbags. With R. Riveter, in Southern Pines, North Carolina, they’ve built a network of spouses to make their products.
JUST RIVETING Cameron Cruse, with material for R. Riveter’s highly mobile work force of military spouses, in her West End, North Carolina, warehouse.

CAMERON CRUSE R. Riveter → Three-year growth 1,475% 2016 revenue $2.4 MILLION


When I married my husband, who was then a Ranger instructor in the U.S. Army, I didn’t expect career challenges—I have

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