The software tools home service businesses need to reach customers

Jobber CEO Sam Pillar and his team offer services to businesses in 45 countries because ‘small businesses power economies’

The software tools home service businesses need to reach customersSam Pillar is CEO of Jobber. Calgary’s Business: What is Jobber? How and when was it founded? Pillar: Jobber makes and provides software and resources for small home service businesses like plumbers, cleaners, landscapers and HVAC, just to name a few. My co-founder, Forrest Zeisler, and I launched Jobber in 2011, and we’re now a…

Leveraging technology to re-imagine the insurance business

Joe McBurney of Obvi Inc. offers a quick and easy online quote and purchase system, with instant policy delivery

Leveraging technology to re-imagine the insurance businessJoe McBurney is president of Obvi Inc., which provides simple, clearly-written and easy-to-understand extended automotive warranty and gap insurance. Calgary’s Business: What is Obvi? McBurney: Obvi is an innovative company that is rebuilding, reimagining and reinventing insurance products to the benefit of the customer by leveraging technology. Having focused on the customer first, Obvi delivers…

Less is more: how tweets can build a business brand

Alyson Gausby of Twitter Canada, in Calgary this week as a speaker at SocialWest, has a succinct message for the corporate world

Less is more: how tweets can build a business brandAlyson Gausby is head of research at Twitter Canada. She’s in Calgary this week as a speaker at SocialWest, founded by Mike Morrison. It’s the largest social media and digital marketing conference in Western Canada. The sold-out event takes place June 13 to 15 at Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Theatres. Calgary’s Business: Has social media use…

Putting business performance in perspective

Business coach Kelly Laverty helps business leaders get the best out of themselves, their companies and their employees

Putting business performance in perspectiveKelly Laverty is a business coach in Calgary with FocalPoint Coaching. He recently won the company's Coaching Practice of the Year Award. Calgary’s Business: Describe what you do as a business coach. Laverty: My role as a business coach can best be described as becoming a partner with the business leader. The approach I take…

Challenging times ahead but pipeline should be built: Masson

Energy project development and governance, marketing and finance veteran believes the Trans Mountain deal can benefit all parties

Challenging times ahead but pipeline should be built: MassonRichard Masson has over 30 years of leadership experience in energy project development and governance, energy marketing, and finance. He has a consulting practice at Planning Solutions and was formerly CEO of the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission, as well as an executive with Nexen and Shell, and director of oil sands policy and development with Alberta…

How to get noticed and hired in tough economic times

Years of recruitment and talent management have taught Joy Cohen that resumes need to be tight, clean and targeted

How to get noticed and hired in tough economic timesJoy Cohen is the author of Take Aim: How to Get Noticed and Hired In Tough Times. She’s a human resources professional, with over 10 years of recruitment and talent management experience, as well as an accomplished resume writer and career coach. Calgary’s Business: Tell me a little bit about what you do and how…