Stephanie Wein on embracing the entrepreneurial spirit after the military

Stakeholders share ideas with WorkingNation Overheard at the NASWA Veterans Conference

Post-military careers can come in many forms, including being your own boss.

“Being entrepreneurs is a great fit for my husband and I because we are passionate about what we do,” according to Stephanie Wein, co-owner of Pinup Coffee Co. in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She and her husband Bryce founded the company after serving in the U.S. Navy.

WorkingNation sat down with Stephanie Wein at the NASWA Veterans Conference in Washington, D.C.

Bryce left the service in 2022 and Stephanie left in May of this year.

She tells us, “This gives us an outlet to not only be passionate about something and care about something. You can grow it yourself and you have kind of this untapped potential. You can really grow the business the way you see fit. We are the ones bringing our creativity forward and bringing our passions forward and caring about our customers and caring about our people.”

Wein says their combined military experience, especially what they learned about being team players, is part of their company’s roots. In short, “Like in the military, it takes a village to make things run the right way,” she adds.

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