Episode Description

Ice Cold Air Franchisor, Ashley Butler, discusses the ins and outs of being a serial entrepreneur and small business owner with a knack for developing talent. Sharing about her journey to success, she highlights the importance of building connections, trusting your team and empowering future leaders.

Meet The Guest

Ashley Butler

President and Franchisor of Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair

President and Franchisor of Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair

Ashley is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and community advocate. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication.

Born and raised in Tampa, Ashley has been a successful entrepreneur for over 20 years. In 2006 when she was 10 Ashley became a franchisee of Ice Cold Air and has owned and operated 3 Ice Cold Air locations with the South Dale Mabry site as her mainstay since 2007. From 2017- 2022 she developed Butler Automotive Management, a fleet management and concierge automotive servicing company. In January 2023, she acquired the Ice Cold Air Company exchanging her franchisee title to become Franchisor and expanding Ice Cold Air’s offerings to Fleet Clients by merging Butler Automotive and Ice Cold Air.

Ashley serves on the board of Kitchen Table Literary Arts, the USF Foundation Board, USF Alumni Association Board, and as the Alumni Chair for the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Accelerator. She is a founding member of USF’s Black Leadership Network.

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