Sun. Dec 4th, 2022

Daughters Of Zion CNPP Grantee Announces Tamekka Burnett- Allied Health Instructional Training As The DOZ CNPP Entrepreneur Of The Week- June 26 – July 2, 2022

Tamekka Burnett

Allied Health Instructional Training

Phone # (901) 786-2513

Years In Business: 6 months

Number of Employees:  2

Elevator Pitch: “We put you ahead of the class.”

As part of our follow-up to the progress the Daughters of Zion CNPP grantee is making within Memphis, Shelby County, and beyond- we are highlighting the weekly Entrepreneur of the Week award. When asked why Tamekka Burnett was selected as the entrepreneur of the week, Dr. Gerald Kiner, PhD declared, “ What else can you say about a real life Proverbs 31 woman? Tamekka is a major blessing to the Memphis business community. She is a blessing to all that know her. She is so good that we are about to contract with her company to do what one of our partners does already. I crave doing business with people like Tamekka and having people like Tamekka in my life. Now all of us can have her because she’s ready to business with us all. She is the epitome of what the entrepreneur of the week is all about. To know her is to love her- Tamekka Burnett is the real deal

Tamekka Burnett answered several questions for the entrepreneur of the week.

Q: Please tell us your full name and the name of your business.

A: My name is Tamekka Burnett and I am the proud owner of Allied Health Instructional Training. I started my business, 

Q: How did you come up with the name of your business?

A: It was just a name that I came up with just out of the blue. I just prayed about it and got it.

Q.How long has your business been established?

A. I’ve been established since December of 2021.

Q: Tell us about your company. What do you do?

A:   So, my company instructs and trains medical assistants, phlebotomists, and CNAs for a rewarding career in Allied Health.

Q. What have been some of your biggest accomplishments?

A. My biggest accomplishment has been giving back to the community. Health fairs, just reaching our people, and helping them whenever, wherever.

Q. What are some of the stories you’ve received from your students that have gone on to become successful?

A. A couple of my students have actually become entrepreneurs themselves. A lot of them have actually transitioned over into nursing, surgery, and even higher up in the medical field.

Q. How did you hear about the Daughters of Zion Community Navigator Pilot Program?
A. I heard about the Daughters of Zion on the radio. I was driving in my car and I heard about it and I told a friend about it. After hearing the commercial,  I told my friend   “Well, let’s go, you know, we need to go.” When my friend kept putting it off, and putting it off, and I said, well, you know what Lord, if you’re going to send me, I’ll go by myself, and I went by myself.

Q. How has the Daughters of Zion Community Navigator Pilot Program impacted you?

A.It has impacted me greatly. I learned things that I did not know. The networking is not just networking, it’s like a family, like a family reunion every time I go. So, it’s been great, it’s been really great.

Q. What would you say to other entrepreneurs?
A. Keep dreaming, hold on to your faith, don’t give up. It will get frustrating, stressful, hectic, but, hold on to your dreams and run with the vision.


Q. What would you say to a student who’s trying to make a  decision about which school to come to, why should they come to your school?
A. I would say, you want to come to my school because not only do you get a career, you get a family. You come in simply wanting a career, but you leave with a family member for life.

Q. Tell us one more thing that you want the world to know about who you are and your school.
A. I want the world to know that, I am that person to meet you where you are, I believe in you. If you believe in yourself, I believe in you as well. So, when you come to my school that’s what you’re going to get, you’re going to get that family member that believes in you no matter what. And I’ll always be there for you throughout the journey.

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