Nicholas Perkins, who always knew he would become an entrepreneur, was emboldened by the story of Gaston to pursue his dreams after reading Black Titan in college. After starting his small business at 24 in 2005, Perkins grew his corporation into a multimillion-dollar service provider. Perkins Management Services company, based in Fayetteville, NC, now offers food services, commercial cleaning, laundering services and dry cleaning to colleges, universities and military institutions in seven states. TheGrio spoke to Perkins about his experiences starting out, what he learned along the way and his belief that entrepreneurs must take responsibility for others. His words of wisdom may inspire those of you seeking to start a small business in a down economy, just as Gaston’s life story sparked Perkins’ beginnings…..
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