Pop Quiz, Monday with Candi Obrentz

Candi Obrentz

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?
Candi Obrentz

Candi Obrentz
Photo credit: Candi Obrentz

What is your job role?
I am the owner of CEO Enterprises, LLC under which I run two businesses.

Tell us about your company?
I formed my LLC when I was in the early stages of creating my patented product invention: RestoPresto and I launched my customized advisory services business soon after that.

What do you love most about your job?
I love that a product that I created from scratch makes the lives of busy people a bit easier and that my advice and guidance adds value to fellow innovators.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
Knowing that each day holds unlimited opportunities to make an impact motivates me to get up and GO!

How do your co-workers inspire you?
As a solopreneur, I am inspired by the experts and professionals who authentically assist me in achieving my business goals.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
As the boss, I make the rules so “work hard & play hard” is my motto, mainly when there are early mornings and late nights. Taking meaningful breaks ranging from a mid-day dance class to a power walk for fresh air to cocktail hour in the office is essential for balance…and fun!

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Developing the best growth strategy for RestoPresto while balancing the essential day-to-day tasks are huge challenges of my job.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
I have learned that going with my instincts, relying on my small group of trusted advisors and having the ability to pause, reevaluate and pivot is critical to success.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Search engines are helpful however personalized guidance from an experienced and trustworthy advisor is priceless. Pay for expertise.

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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