Pop Quiz, Monday with Christine Stow

Outsource… it has been by far the biggest thing that has helped me go forward.

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?
Christine Stow

Christine Stow
Photo credit: Christine Stow

What is your job role?
Enterprise Genie.

Tell us about your company?
I help enterprises, and community organistions find the money to get their project off the ground.

What do you love most about your job?
Seeing people light up when they find ways to find the money.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
My clients and helping others.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
Energy and positivity .. although it’s just me. My clients inspire me. They light me up.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
Sailing and paddle boarding – it helps energise me in my down times- its exhilarating.. and walking Ranger and gym every day.

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Being on my own, getting people to see there is another way to look at things.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
It’s about your passion and commitment to get a job done rather than an existing government grant.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Outsource… it has been by far the biggest thing that has helped me go forward.

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:



Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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