Pop Quiz, Monday with Joshua Lewis

Joshua Lewis

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Joshua Lewis

Joshua Lewis
Photo credit: Joshua Lewis

What is your job role?

Tell us about your company?
We are a Technology Solutions Company Focusing on removing efficiencies in Small Business’s throughout South East Queensland

What do you love most about your job?
The gratitude from business owners when they can see more profit from the same workforce

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
To keep learning and knowing I am making a difference to many peoples lives.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
By continually exceeding expectations and bringing new knowledge to me on ways we can improve not only our business but also our clients.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
April first is a big day for us, we have been known to intentionally create oddball error messages on clients workstations creating a few interesting support calls. Obstacle course racing and team beer brewing are another two that are done throughout the year.

What are some of the challenges of your job?
No matter how you feel on the inside, you need to keep on smiling, be the spark that lights up the room and be the team motivator. If you are not smiling, you cannot expect anyone else to follow suit.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
Be careful quoting! We have had a situation where a process we had followed more than 100 times was quoted on at a mates rate of $150. It worked out to take the better part of 22 hours to resolve with a lot of interruption

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Automate everything!
If you aren’t, I will, and that is lost time for you:- )

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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