"We took on a project as big as our annual revenue, and it cost us $200,000 more than we got paid."
Mark Stewart, founder of Classic Contractors in Western Australia, has seen the highs and lows of life and business.
As a child, he saw his parents lose everything on the stock market. And as Classic Contractors was beginning to thrive in the painting and building industry, a misjudged job put the company on the brink.
The lessons learned were the equivalent to any business qualification, Mark says, as he went on to build a business that now sits in the top two independent painting companies in Western Australia.
Amazingly, Mark still runs his $10 million business from an Excel spreadsheet.
Over time, Mark's approach to leading his team, and his own personal faith, has evolved.
Mark is also President of East Fremantle Football Club, and juggles his professional life with his role as a husband and father of three girls.
Classic Contractors - http://www.classiccontractors.com.au/
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