We work with Canadian online entrepreneurs and small businesses — mostly those based in Calgary or somewhere in Alberta.
We help you fill the technical gaps for establishing and maintaining your website and online presence.
We build long-term working relationships built on trust and affordability.
We make working on your website fun, exciting and stress free!
We are a little different from other web design companies.
Mostly you will be working directly with the founder and Creative Director herself, Allison Kessler.
We bring in additional team members when needed when it will benefit the project. Like a professional graphic designer for brilliant tweaks to your branding or print marketing materials. Or a copywriter to get your words just right.
The Fun4business creative team assembles on a project-by-project basis; we properly assess our custom projects and assign right-fit, quality people.
In our mission to support local, each member of our team of professionals is based in Calgary.
Meet Allison Kessler
Founder & Creative Director of Fun4business – Canadian Online Entrepreneur
I love helping my clients achieve success in their online businesses. I do this by providing inspiration, creative ideas, and guidance, by being a problem solver and thinking outside the box, and by motivating my clients through working as a team to get things completed and launched quickly.
Fun4business is a Calgary creative design studio specializing in web design, website maintenance and search engine optimization. We help you – Canadian online entrepreneurs and small business owners – get set up on the Internet, provide you with on-going support and training, and aim to make running your online business fun, easy and stress-free.
Fun4business was founded by Allison Kessler and this is her second web design venture. She previously co-founded a successful Ottawa web design shop called 2Design Web and was positioned as the Creative Director from 2001 to 2008. Here’s what Allison has to say:
“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 right now 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 am doing my part to help Canadians think and work differently, more strategically.
I got my Web Designer Certificate from Algonquin College in 2001, but before that, I completed my Legal Assistant Diploma from SAIT in 1998, and worked in law firms for 5 years. The business experience I accumulated in the legal industry was invaluable when venturing off on my own in 2002 to start 2Design Web.
It is really exciting getting that entrepreneurial bug, but also intimidating. I didn’t know where to start, so I started at the library. Then I got up enough nerve to ask for business, 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, jumping over a few personal hurdles, to 2009 and I ended up back in corporate, this time in the electricity industry. I ran my new web design business, Fun4business, 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. And that’s it in a nutshell!”
If you would like to work with a small, local web design shop on your online business, contact us to get started!