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Govcon Giants Podcast

Mar 23, 2021

In today’s episode Maria interviewed James Lee, an IT professional who decided it was time to make his mark on the world. Without spoiling the story I will tell you that James had a little special someone who help spark the idea for pursuing laundry service contracts. That’s right! He did not pursue any sexy or sleek big money idea, it was something so simple that most people overlook.

James always had ideas but the fear of failure always stopped him from moving forward. Since retirement, he knew that he was right around the corner and he needed to start looking at what his next journey would be after the military. After 16 years of military service, he finally decided to take a leap of faith in the entrepreneur field by creating Home Away From Home Laundry-Services.

Now his company is a full-service linen supply and dry-cleaning company with multiple employees at various locations. They offer several services like dry cleaning, laundry, wash, dry and folding, alteration, pick up and drop off delivery services, and bidding on both federal and local state laundry services contracts.  

Pay particular attention to this episode because James does not live on the continental U.S. but his contracts are in Florida and California. Stay until the end to see what tips James shares about how he was able to pull off winning a contract from a tropical island.