Alex Zuran discusses how his participation in the Small Business Leadership Academy has benefited him and his business, Phoenix National Laboratories, Inc.

Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant:

Alex Zuran, Phoenix National Laboratories, Inc.Alex Zuran
Phoenix National Laboratories, Inc.

Tell us about your business: We provide testing and inspection services to the construction, power generation and manufacturing industries.

Year of participation in SBLA: 2011

What was the most important thing you learned from SBLA? What is being taught to MBA students and (representatives of) corporations.

How have you changed the way you do business based on what you learned during SBLA? I have adjusted some of my thinking about how to assemble our team.

How has the SBLA alumni community been helpful to you since you went through the program? It is good to have options for future education.

What aspects of SBLA do you consider most valuable for other small business owners in Phoenix? Overall education about how some of the bigger businesses operate.

​Alex Zuran is the vice president and general manager of Phoenix National Laboratories, Inc.

The next Small Business Leadership Academy program will begin Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

For more information about the program, including admission requirements, please visit SBLA’s website.