Topics: Coolers — 1

Everyone thinking about starting a business needs a business plan, a listing of the goals, strategies, resources, personnel, financing, actions to be taken, results expected, etc. In Cambodia it seems that most business plans center around a cooler, a plastic container for holding ice and drinks or whatever it is that a person wants to keep cool. Basically every business in Cambodia has at least one cooler.

Ninety-nine percent of the coolers here look the same. They are almost all orange plastic and they vary just in their sizes.

Here are some examples:

If you want to set up a….

pawn shop…

doctor’s office (selling beer and drinks in the front entrance!)…

sugar-cane juice stand…

welding shop….


motorcycle parts refurbishing shop….

fresh fruit juice stand….

cooler-only business!….

…first get a cooler!