Episode 23

Published on:

15th Jun 2022

S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 23 - Dr. Tremain Cooper - Soda City Pharmacy

Episode Description - 

Soda City Pharmacy & Compounding is one of very few Black-owned pharmacies in Columbia, SC. Dr. Tremain Cooper is one of those that is leading the way and providing opportunities for the local community. In this episode of S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk, J Haleem sits down with Dr. Cooper as they discuss his journey to becoming a pharmacist, how the Pandemic pushed him into entrepreneurship, and why he believes you have to become an entrepreneur before you become an entrepreneur. 

Show Notes - 

1:27 - J Haleem welcomes Dr. Tremain Cooper to S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk 

2:44 - Dr. Cooper shares his journey to being a Pharmacist

4:31 - Dr. Cooper describes growing up and sharing with his friends that he wanted to be a pharmacist

7:32 - Transitioning to college and his level of dedication to his studies

9:00 - Misconceptions about being a Pharmacist

10:31 - What it means spending 15 years working for someone else and using that to prepare yourself for entrepreneurship

12:28 - Becoming an entrepreneur - before becoming an entrepreneur

15:00 - Dr. Cooper describes what it’s like starting up a pharmacy

18:56 - Dr. Cooper speaks on the problem he solves as a pharmacist 

21:16 - Is information being withheld from the Black community or are we not seeking it?

22:18 - Feedback from the community 

24:35 - Did the Pandemic push him into entrepreneurship?

26:50 - Opportunities for entrepreneurship

32:04 - Making the success of your company, your focal point

34:23 - Community partnerships 

37:01 - Dr. Cooper speaks on what S.T.A.R.V.E. means to him

42:21 - J Haleem thanks Dr. Cooper for creating a business the community needs

Connect with Dr. Cooper - 

Soda City Pharmacy & Compounding

380 St. Andrews Road

Ph: 803-766-2015 

Facebook: Soda City Pharmacy & Compounding 

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S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk (Stand Tall And Reclaim Victory Everyday)
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About your host

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J Haleem Washington

J Haleem went from working for $8.00 an hour at the Hampton Inn, to earning 6 figures as a Commercial Photographer in just a few years. He was able to accomplish all this while being a convicted felon. While working for $8.00 an hour he developed his mantra #I Won’t Starve which was the catalyst for him to leave his job after only one year. Over his career, he’s been able to work with international brands like Nike, Save The Children Foundation, NFL, Amtrak & The WNBA.

Since then, he has become pardoned, and now is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. J Haleem uses the #I Won’t Starve message to encourage and motivate students, entrepreneurs and career-oriented individuals. His goal is to inspire you to build a platform to ensure that U Won’t Starve.