hoodeasy is everywhere. Whether I’m reaching for my comfy E-Club hoodie or reading up on Business Forum events, the enjoyable brand is brought back to mind (I promise, now that you’re aware, you’ll see it all over the place too). For those of you not yet familiar with Richard Burton’s creation, hoodeasy is an Edinburgh startup that takes the hassle out of groups ordering customised clothing. You’ll likely recognise Richard since he’s active in local groups and events, though his haircut earlier this year still throws me.
As the company is doing remarkably well and pursuing further growth, hoodeasy is now recruiting university reps to help spread the word and make life easier for societies across the UK. Excited by the new opportunities, we checked in with Richard to understand how hoodeasy got to be so cool and who he’s looking for at the moment.
Why does hoodeasy rock?
We take the hassle out of organising lots of hoodies for your society or sports team by replacing scruffy paper forms and cheques with a super-simple online ordering system.
Where is the company at now, and how have you grown so far?
We started properly September 08 and now I employ one full-time member of staff and a couple of part-timers. We’re hoping to hit £200k in sales this year with some nice, healthy margins.
How do you juggle a successful startup with uni life?
Unfortunately I couldn’t and therefore paused my studies at the end of the last academic year.
What are your strengths and weaknesses as a CEO?
I think I’m stronger on the web side of things which I love and terrible at paperwork, invoice based-stuff, which I loathe.
What are you looking for?
We’re currently looking for reps who are at Universities across the country. The goal is to find students who would be happy to promote hoodeasy to other societies in return for commission. Around £2 per hoodie.
Any special perks to the job?
Essentially you can earn hundreds of pounds by putting us in touch with interested societies. We’ll do nearly all the work – all you have to do is be a solid point of contact.
Are you interested yet? Spread the word to friends who may also want to jump onboard, and drop an email to Richard at email@example.com – good luck with the sales!