Akil Collins

Having been exposed to entrepreneurship at an early age, I have a love for small business ownership and the opportunities that it can provide. Providing counseling services to SBDC clients is a rewarding way to share my years of experience to those seeking to start a new business venture or grow and existing one.


Akil is a United States Army veteran and former DOD and civilian agency advisor with 20+ years of government procurement and commercial sales, marketing, and business development experience. In addition to this experience, he has been passionate about starting, owning, operating, and growing many small business ventures, including restaurants, bars, entertainment operations, Commercial Security Integration, and business consulting services.

Areas of Expertise

  • Veteran Services: VOSB, SDVOSB certification
  • Restaurant/Bar: Business, Operations, Food Safety
  • Government Procurement: Federal, State, Local businesses counseling, certification assistance