SoloSpouse is a web-based navigational tool designed to lead solo spouses beyond the death experience toward living after the loss of a partner. It is a one-stop-shop of next steps for everything death. SoloSpouse offers effective individual pacing for completing a carefully curated list of to-do’s during a very difficult time.

Closing out the life of a loved one, under the duress of grief is a nearly impossible task; especially when seeking to rebuild and return to normal. It became obvious to us that the complex nature of handling the barrage of end-of-life tasks along with solo management of a household required a comprehensive, easy to navigate, customizable, tool in order move forward in strength. That tool is SoloSpouse.

The pure genesis of SoloSpouse was to offer a trusted yet pragmatic and efficient resource to connect the bereaved directly with local professionals in a time bound manner. It is designed to assist a solo spouse effectively understand, navigate, and complete...
SoloSpouse is a web-based navigational tool designed to lead solo spouses beyond the death experience toward living after the loss of a partner. It is a one-stop-shop of next steps for everything death. SoloSpouse offers effective individual pacing for completing a carefully curated list of to-do’s during a very difficult time.

Closing out the life of a loved one, under the duress of grief is a nearly impossible task; especially when seeking to rebuild and return to normal. It became obvious to us that the complex nature of handling the barrage of end-of-life tasks along with solo management of a household required a comprehensive, easy to navigate, customizable, tool in order move forward in strength. That tool is SoloSpouse.

The pure genesis of SoloSpouse was to offer a trusted yet pragmatic and efficient resource to connect the bereaved directly with local professionals in a time bound manner. It is designed to assist a solo spouse effectively understand, navigate, and complete what feels like an overwhelming never-ending task list. SoloSpouse assists both men and women partners with the challenges of this emotionally difficult time by creating customizable To-Do lists regarding memorial considerations, estate settlement, insurance, healthcare, and solo household management matters.

SoloSpouse is a subscription-based product. It will be marketed to businesses (employers) as an extraordinarily unique benefit as well as to individuals. Therefore business-to-business as well as consumer-based marketing is under development. We will utilize mainstream media to promote the one-stop-shop concept as well as to raise awareness, comradeship, and loyalty.

The all-in-one-place nature of SoloSpouse facilitates the pragmatism required to move toward a new life after losing a partner, as opposed to, hyper focusing on the inescapable grief. We believe SoloSpouse’s comprehensive approach reveals and provides a solution to a significant unmet need. The primary goals are to help fellow solospouses walk with courage, empower them to become self-reliant, and most importantly encourage new growth. We aspire to hold hope for the bereaved with tools and support for healthy living.
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Kelly Barnett
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Kelly Barnett CEO A mother of two kind kiddos, solospouse, oncology sales consultant, a true friend, music admirer, and a connoisseur of mammoth challenges.

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SoloSpouse is a critically needed service that fills a gaping hole in the marketplace. I believe all successful business models begin by solving a prominent pain point and unmet need among a large audience and SoloSpouse is no exception to that rule. After suffering horrific loss, Kelly and her partner Claire have poured their time, energy and talent into creating a business that shockingly (!) has not been developed before.

As a SoloSpouse mentor, I've had a front row seat while watching these women connect the dots between the needs of their target audience, which Kelly knows firsthand, and trusted professionals who want to help during a time of great need.

It's hard to imagine a business that will have greater impact on the millions of individuals who need this service and I believe Solospouse is incredibly deserving of all the assistance, wisdom and financial support that I hope comes their way. They will certainly have my support always and forever.

Hard to think of a service more deserving support than SoloSpouse. As a SCORE mentor I saw many businesses try to make fast money. By contrast SoloSpouse’s motivation is to help clients hit harshly by fate. I met my SCORE client, Ms. Barnett, CEO of SoloSpouse, 3 years ago. She proposed a service for bereaved spouses who lost their partner. As a widow, Kelly understood personally the difficulties of coping with loss while caring for her two children who lost their father, economic uncertainty, bureaucracy, sudden loneliness, grief management, return to normal life and dating again. Soon she created an Internet based service growspring.com which is free to “solo spouse” and connects them with service providers like funeral homes, social security, probate, financial planning, health care, accountants, and ultimately return to normal life. SoloSpouse is at the cusp of becoming a prime support site. Lighthouse Labs will be proud for having helped SoloSpouse go over that cusp.

Kelly and SoloSpouse have identified a critical market need. Kelly and her partner Claire bring a wealth of experience - Kelly has an accomplished revenue achievement career and Claire a history of bringing products to market (including a NASA funded commercialization project). Kelly possesses the foundations for success - strong market need, viable product and strong team.