Resiliency in Business
Leonard Wright began his career working for a software company after graduating from college. In this position, Mr. Wright managed the productions and operations for the company. Through this work, he noticed the large amount of courier freight services that the company used, and Mr. Wright began to mark up their own courier pricing. Through this process, Mr. Wright became aware of the opportunity that existed in courier servicing, and in 1993, Mr. Wright established his own courier company. New to the business field at the time, Mr. Wright unfortunately had to close down this company in 1998. By October of 2000, however, Mr. Wright’s resilient and persistent attitude led him to open Inpax Shipping Solutions which today pulls in $30 million in revenue.
Mr. Wright noted that he first came into contact with the Georgia MBDA Centers in 2003. Serving as a member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Mr. Wright was introduced to Donna Ennis, current Project Director for the Georgia MBDA Centers. Over years of working together, Mr. Wright described a number of projects he and the Centers collaborated on including developing management teams, hosting seminars at Georgia Tech, and discussions with various financial groups. Mr. Wright noted that his partnership with the Georgia MBDA Centers has developed over the years as his business has continued to grow.
“As far as the Centers go, I think they run a very good program. It’s definitely been a help to us over the years. From everything to keeping us in the know about what’s happening from a small business/minority business perspective to financial/economy trends. It’s been great to be in the program… The information that I get from the group is very informative and very helpful. Overall, I’m very pleased with being a part of the program.” Leonard Wright
Mr. Wright noted that recently Georgia MBDA Center’s Business Advisor Anita Davis helped his organization secure $3 million of funding for the acquisition of Freedom Freight Services in 2020. As Inpax Shipping Solutions continues to grow, they are seeking to one day achieve over $100 million in sales through various mergers and acquisitions.
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