The National Veteran’s Business Owned Association (NaVOBA) has selected Larry Curell, owner of Better Deal Printing, as their 2017 Franchise Vetrepreneur of the Year. Curell was honored at the national convention on Nov. 9, 2017 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
From humble beginnings, Curell has taken his business, with his own ingenuity and the help of SCORE mentors, from a simple idea to the national stage. After becoming disabled during his military service he went through the VA’s vocational rehabilitation program.
He switched from a corporate job to self-employment based in his garage with a copy machine and a long-range vision. As part of the process for approval to participate in the program he was required to have a viable business plan.