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S.T.A.R.V.E. Talk - Episode 23 - Dr. Tremain Cooper - Soda City Pharmacy
Episode 2315th June 2022 • S.T.A.R.V.E. TALK • J Haleem
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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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