- VBOC Business Counselor
Michael (Mike) Pornovets, a Navy combat veteran and a successful entrepreneur. 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 serves as a part-time business counselor with us at the VBOC of MSU. Through that work, he has experience in teaching Boots to Business and B2B Reboot, and working with a wide variety of VBOC customers.