As a US Navy serviceman, Michael Pornovets was afforded the opportunity to practice his passion, kayaking, in places all around the world. As his service time was coming to an end, he and his family found themselves on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, an area with limited resources for quality kayaking equipment. Michael had a vision of starting a full-service kayak shop offering high end product in an exciting environment, but as a recent Veteran he had limited resources. Through the assistance of Renaissance’s business loan financing and personalized technical assistance, he was able to secure a loan to rent a building and purchase the necessary inventory of products - and Everything Kayak was created! When his successful business began outgrowing its small space, Renaissance was there, again, to assist him in expanding to a larger and better location. Thanks to Renaissance’s business loans, his vision of being a successful entrepreneur became a reality.