Fun4business is a Calgary website design business specializing in WordPress websites.
Meet Allison Kessler
Inspiring website strategist - and the founder of Fun4business - guides small and medium business owners through the web design process to create websites that are professional, simplified, and manageable.
“I love helping my clients achieve success in their online businesses.”
I started up Fun4business – a Calgary web design shop – in 2009 and it’s my second web design venture. Previously, I co-founded 2Design Web, a successful Ottawa web design shop, and was positioned as the Creative Director from 2001 to 2008.
I was born and raised in Calgary and this city is my home on so many levels.
It is an exciting time to work in the Internet industry in Alberta as our economy is going through some challenges. Additionally, Canada is lagging behind in terms of online business development, growth and offerings.
I want to help Canadians think and work differently, more strategically.
It is really exciting getting that entrepreneurial bug, but also scary. I didn’t know where to start, so I started at the library. Then I got up enough nerve to ask for business (a.k.a. clients), and I started networking and volunteering my web design services in exchange for testimonials, referrals and portfolio pieces. I became a member of the group Wired Women, and it was empowering being surrounded by women leaders in technology. It gave me the courage to believe I could succeed in tech too as a female.
Fast forward a few years and jumping over a few personal hurdles to 2009, I ended up back in corporate, this time in the electricity industry. I ran my new web design business on the side, but due to life’s circumstances, I didn’t have the energy to throw myself into growing my new business.
In 2016, I took a leap of faith and left downtown Calgary to run Fun4business full time.