Pop Quiz, Monday with Cassy Aite

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?
Cassy Aite

Cassy Aite
Photo credit: Cassy Aite

What is your job role?
Co-Founder and CEO

Tell us about your company?
Desk Nibbles makes it incredibly easy for companies to order snacks, beverages, fruit and more to the office.

What do you love most about your job?
Working with a fantastic group of people and making customers happy

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
Learning more every day with my team

How do your co-workers inspire you?
By achieving things they didn’t previously think was possible.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
We offer yoga 3x per week, meditation 2x per week, team field trips twice a year doing things like zip lining, team lunches monthly, and just hanging out after work together is always a blast.

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Prioritizing what to focus on when the company is growing so fast

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
We tried entering the Vancouver market too early. We ended up pulling out within a month and focusing on core cities. This was a great lesson in understanding the importance of focusing resources.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Listen to customers

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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