New SDI Webinar Features Successful Firearms Industry Start-Up

221B Tactical Hoodie
221B Tactical Hoodie
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SCOTTSDALE, Ari. -( Ever wonder what it’s like to start a business from only an idea?

This month’s free webinar by the Sonoran Desert Institute (SDI), an industry leader in providing accredited and accelerated on-line learning, reveals tactics to be successful.

SDI announces this month’s webinar features 221B Tactical founders Brad Pedell and Suresh Madhavan who quickly transformed a simple idea into a successful firearms business.

SDI’s free one-hour-long webinar will be on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

To register for the webinar, click here.

“A start-up business can be scary. Making the wrong decisions early in a new business can lead to disaster, so it’s important to learn for those who have weathered the storm and proven themselves as a successful start-up,” says SDI Vice President Wes LeMay. “The founders of 221B Tactical weathered that storm and we’re excited to share their story of success with our webinar listeners. If you’re interested in starting a business in the firearms industry, you won’t want to miss this webinar.”

221B Tactical was founded on the principle that quality products, utilized by those who put their lives on the line every day for the sake of others, should not come with a high price tag.

The company founders recognize that law enforcement, fire, EMS, and military professionals need the right attire and gear to get the job done and return home safe.

All of the company’s products are developed for and field-tested by those who are actually on the front lines.

For more information, visit their website.

Sonoran Desert Institute is an accredited online school providing undergraduate degree and certificate programs in firearms technology. Sonoran Desert Institute offers a 60 semester-credit Associate of Science degree in Firearms Technology program and it is one of the most complete firearms educational programs of its kind.

The program prepares students for personal development and/or employment in the custom gun trade, from entry-level employees to small business owners.

Students learn about custom firearms, stocks, rifles, handguns, shotguns, metal refinishing, ballistics, metal work and engraving, and business principles necessary to become a gunsmith.

For students looking to hone their gunsmithing skills, learn the techniques needed to operate a gunsmithing business, gain a valuable credential or expand their hobby into a career, SDI also offers a 32 semester-credit Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate.

Sonoran Desert Institute offers high quality, rigorous educational programs with the convenience and flexibility of distance delivery.

The school has been an innovator since its inception and is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

SDI educational programs are designed predominantly for adult learners, based on principles and practices of active self-learning. Certain SDI programs are also approved for use of the G.I. Bill (R) and other VA benefits, Federal Student Aid (FSA), and Active Duty Military Tuition Assistance, all based on eligibility.

To learn more about on the highly acclaimed online learning programs at Sonoran Desert Institute, visit or call 800-336-8939.


About Sonoran Desert Institute:

Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sonoran Desert Institute is an accredited online school providing undergraduate degree and certificate programs in firearms technology. SDI is dedicated to offering affordable, premium, distance-delivered career education that provides a labor market advantage to its graduates. For more information on Sonoran Desert Institute, call 800.336.8939 or visit