U.S. Navy Veteran Paddles His Way to Entrepreneurial Success
When it comes to kayaking, Michael Pornovets is a source that transcends the subculture that has become a staple to American recreation. To speak to him is to quickly discover a passion that dates back for several years and eventually spawned into an idea one year before his retirement from the U.S. Navy. That idea soon became a quest for information and that information ultimately led to the business he owns today.
Turning his idea into something that afforded him a means to make a living while doing what he loved required the sage advice frequently found at the Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
“I first came to the GC SBDC shortly before transitioning from the NAVY. I wanted to find out how to start my kayak business correctly”. His mentors included the likes of several longstanding business counselors along the Gulf Coast. They included Stephen Whitt, Director of the Innovation... Read More