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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

The Directorate of Family and MWR (DFMWR) is the single point of contact and entry for HBB applications on USAG Humphreys. DFMWR offers required HBB training for on-post residents.

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:

The complete process to obtain approval to conduct a HBB from your on-post family housing is as follows:

Step 1

Attend the HBB training at the MWR Training Room G-209 in Building 12601. Training sessions will be the first Friday of every month (except July) from 1330 to 1430. Click below for specific training dates.

Step 2

Complete the Application for Home Based Business. Complete all blocks on the top of the form. Ensure that the contact phone number and e-mail address are correct. Check each of the eight rules acknowledging that the applicant will meet those rules. Be sure to enter your current DEROS on the bottom of the form.

Home-Based Business (HBB) Application Form

Step 3

Turn in the Application to MWR (contact information will be provided in the training). In addition to the Application for Home Based Business, include copies of the Training Certificate and Command Sponsorship Orders. Optionally, include photos of HBB products or services.

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 Family & 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.


Home Based Business Training
Time: 1300 to 1400
Location: Bldg. 12601 | 2nd Floor | DFMWR Training Room

**No registration required**

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