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Mr Cool: How he built an air conditioning EMPIRE with just $500 in the bank - Episode 16

  • Ask Alyka

14 Nov 2017

At the tender age of 19 and with $500 in the bank each, Andrew Ford and his business partner (Kyle Doonan) grew their business from 2 to 85 staff. Ford and Doonan now have 2 company stores, 8 franchise stores and are the largest air conditioning business in WA.

What We Discuss

  1. Did you start Ford and Doonan out of school/uni or was it a transition from your day job?
  2. When you first started, how did you generate customers?
  3. What was your biggest failure?
  4. What was your biggest success? 
  5. What do you think are the biggest keys to success for you as a business man? Sales ability? Leadership ability? Negotiation ability?
  6. What are your strengths as a business operator?
  7. How did you train these strengths?
  8. What is the future for Ford and Doonan over the next 1, 3, and 5 years? 
  9. What is the project you are most excited about right now?
  10. How do you invest your money? Any tips?
  11. Tell us about your bodybuilding hobby. How did this come about?

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