Michael (Mike) Pornovets

B2B Instructor/Counselor

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Michael (Mike) Pornovets – B2B Instructor/Counselor, as a Navy combat veteran, a successful entrepreneur, and a VBOC counselor, Mike is uniquely qualified to assist veteran entrepreneurs. After an honored military career, including service in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Mike launched his first business – Everything Kayak – which in four short years has grown to be the 10th largest specialty retail kayak store in the United States. Everything Kayak now operates in an 11,000-sq. ft. facility with sales receipts over $2,000,000. His business success earned him recognition by the SBA as Mississippi’s 2016 Small Business Person of the Year. Mike also serves as a part-time business counselor with the MSU’s Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC). Through that work, he has experience in teaching Boots to Business and B2B Reboot, and with working with a wide variety of VBOC customers.