An exclusive interview with Kwame Boateng Jnr who is Chief Executive Officer of laundrycheck
Tell us about yourself?
I like to think of myself as a dreamer, if you can dream it you can achieve it. My motto has always been if you can make £1000 then you can make a million. I’m a hard worker but also a smart worker if someone tells me there’s a better way to do things my ears are all open. Being a young founder and CEO gives me the opportunity to learn and absorb information from those above me, this is valuable as it will help me reach the success and goals in business that I yearn to achieve.
What makes your organization different than your competitors?
What makes us different is the determination to provide the best customer care, giving our customers the feeling of importance. We want to be the market’s leading on demand laundry and dry cleaning for Airbnb hosts and corporates, giving them the flexibility and allowing them to have their time back to do what is more important. Our culture is simple “Your laundry, our problem”
How much potential market share can you achieve in the next 3 years?
Our goal is simple. To be the go-to company in London and scale to cities across the UK and eventually the world! All while generating hundreds of transactions daily and focusing on our core value of putting the customer first. Our competitors make the mistake of having poor customer service often leading to customers not wanting to use their services anymore, we aim to eradicate this here at Laundrycheck!
What was the best book or series that you’ve ever read?
There are so many books to choose from. Hmmm, I would say the best three books I have read are from idea to income by Michael Kosmas, Rich dad poor dad and self-made by Bianca Miller-Cole. They are amazing books which got me on my way to an entrepreneurial adventure. I can’t recommend these books enough, it is great for anyone wanting to get a head start in business world.
What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?
Haha, that is a long list, but we will keep it short. My best purchases are a series of books which feed my mind, and another is my laptop. The laptop holds a sentimental value to me as it was my first ever personal one. My worst purchases which I still make today are packs of doughnuts, I know sugar galore! They are not good for me, but I love them.
What takes up too much of your time?
To tell the truth? Netflix! I could spend time I don’t have watching amazing series like money heist, it really had me hooked. But I have cut that down considerably and only delve in an episode or two in my down time.
What three pieces of advice would you give to college students/new startup business owners who want to become entrepreneurs?
Firstly, make sure you find a mentor who can help and guide you, this will allow you to make less mistakes and cut out all the unnecessary things you can avoid going through. Secondly, find a great team because teamwork makes the dream work. Lastly, being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, there will be times you would want to give up but remember this if you give up now then the world will not see the birth of your business creation. If Richard Branson gave up at his first hurdle, we would not have Virgin. So never give up!
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
Ben Francis, the founder of Gymshark. It is incredible how far he has taken the company from 0 to 100 million sales in the short space of 6 years.
Tell us about something you are proud of – about your greatest challenge.
I am particularly proud of being accepted into the Natwest accelerator programme and winning the Youngtreprenuer award along the way. Also securing an investment to take the company from idea to pre-market launch all within 5 months.
How people should connect with you?
You can connect with me via LinkedIn!