In response to listeners wanting to learn more about entrepreneurship after, or during the military for that matter, my Marine Corps buddy Jesse Jordan joins me to talk about how he got started in coffee and has launched a successful in person and online coffee business.
In this episode Jesse shares with us how he went from being a non-coffee drinker from Alabama to experimenting with coffee roasting under the supervision of a friend and mentor. With a little confidence under his belt, Jesse began testing his blends out on his co-workers while still putting in long hours as an instructor at the Marine Corps Special Operations Command Raider Training Center and then heading to his friend’s coffee shop to roast coffee until the the wee hours of the morning.
Jesse walks us through how he got his business started, what administrative process he had to go through, working with a local small business center, and establishing a working website backed by a fully operational supply and distribution chain.
Jesse started the business while he was in the Marine Corps and is now living the American dream of being his own boss and doing what he loves. You can too.