By Taroue Brooks
Tell us about your company and services.
We operate a family medicine practice, our Medical Doctor provides general health services for families.
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
My grandfather who was an entrepreneur as well. He taught me the importance of ownership at an early age. Since I was 7 years old I cut grass, wash cars for the neighborhood and further started selling bottles of water every year at jazz fest to help my single mother pay for my sibling’s and I yearly school clothes and supplies.
What do you feel is the hesitation with the minority people from getting vaccinated?
The administration prior to the current presidential administration of 2020 did not have the minority support. We did not trust their research, business tactics, racial discrimination and most important the people who were sending the message.
How has Covid-19 impacted your business?
It caused me to loss work but taught me another valuable lesson of not depending on things to ever stay the same. It led to new business relationships in result turned into new business revenues.
What advice would you give someone who is interested in becoming an entrepreneur?
Your mistakes are lessons learned, your winnings are the fruit for never giving up. Leverage cash and other assets to gain credit by setting those assets in secured accounts and paying your credit bills on time.
Where would you like to see your business in the next five years?
Supplying more states with personal protective equipment and vaccinating more American citizens further, while branching out in more healthcare services such as blood work, STD testing, MRI’s, XRay, and laboratory testing.
Jude R. Collins, MBA
A New Orleans native and seasoned professional with experience in business development, government procurement, legislative affairs, operational excellence, risk management, organizational planning and operations.
Mr. Collins began his professional career August of 2011 at the EOP Group, a reputable lobbying firm located Northwest Washington, District of Columbia. In 2017, he accepted a leadership role as Chief Administrative Officer at Global Energy Solutions, a company known for efficient operations and self-performing public, federal and state contracts for more than ten years.
In 2020, Collins moved back to his hometown New Orleans to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. He began sourcing and supplying personal protective equipment for federal and state healthcare government agencies across the United States; specifically Maryland, Georgia, Texas, and Louisiana. He is well respected and known for his professionalism to a capacity where he now oversee the COVID-19 vaccination business operations, redistribution and administration operations between the government and CDC approved vaccine providers.