Sunday 16 June, 2019

Jago Brown hitting the right gears in mobile car wash business

Jago Brown Brown is steadfast on seeing his mobile car-cleaning service take off.

Jago Brown Brown is steadfast on seeing his mobile car-cleaning service take off.

Jago Brown failed at his first two businesses, but there’s nothing more he wants than to be an entrepreneur.  

Brown believes his latest venture, Wash on Wheels - a mobile-car wash business - will bear the results this time around.

Brown is steadfast on seeing this venture successful as he builds on the dream he set, after his childhood aspirations of holding a senior accounting role in a large corporation failed.

 “I always wanted to be an accountant, I saw myself with a big accounting job in a big company but that didn’t work out,” he said.

After graduating from the University of the West Indies, Mona with an accounting degree in 2013, Brown sat unemployed for about four months. 

“I decided I had to try and do something for myself. I went and bought an inflated bouncy house with hopes of tapping into the party rentals business,” Brown said.

Realising that was a seasonal market, Brown later purchased a bike and set up a courier business.

However, both ventures failed.

Today, Brown has immensely matured and is backed by a network of friends who has helped him to launch Wash on Wheels, helping with not just capital, but with operational support.

Video edited by Ramon Lindsay

Wash on Wheels is a mobile car cleaning service, based on appointments. The company, with a staff complement of 10 persons also cleans residential driveways, among other cleaning services.

“I am more motivated by this venture and I see a strong demand for the services. My business partners play an integral role to ensure the success of this company,” Brown said.

He added: “I am much more grounded now. I’ve learnt from my failures.” 

Brown, a past student of William Knibb High School in Trelawny, hopes to pursue other ventures, but for now he’s focused on building Wash on Wheels.

Now servicing customers in Kingston and St. Andrew, Brown is looking to take Wash on Wheels to Portmore, Ochio Rios and his home town Montego Bay.

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