Pop Quiz, Monday with Lance Beaudry

Lance Beaudry

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?
Lance Beaudry

What is your job role?

Tell us about your company?
Avalanche Creative is an agency in Grand Rapids, MI that helps people and organizations discover, develop, design and implement innovative websites and solutions.

What do you love most about your job?
Working with people working on all kinds of different projects in different industries. My curiosity allows me to apply what I learn from one customer experience to another.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
Knowing that I get to do it on my terms. I’m in charge. Some days that’s scary, but only on the days when I fail to believe in myself and don’t stay focused on continuing to learn.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
By surrounding myself with people that are smarter than me in other areas, they inspire me to learn more and share more about what I learn along the way.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
Usually, it’s a late afternoon beer and maybe a ping pong game, or we work on a fun side project together.

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Keeping a consistent flow of new projects coming in and when we get busy, still delivering just as well.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
Get obsessed with helping your customer. We’ve found the best way to generate new business is through your current customers. Be curious. Find out how you can help them even more.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting out in your industry?
Have focus. Don’t pretend or assume you can help everyone. Find out who you really want to help and who you really have something special to offer something to. Know your customer.

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:https://avalanchegr.com

Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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