Greg Kerr is a part-time entrepreneur who is fully committed to providing premium drain cleaning and plumbing services to residential and commercial clients in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
“My full-time job is with the City of Medicine Hat in the environmental utilities department, however it’s a flexible environment that also allows me to run my own company – Top End Drain Cleaning and Plumbing – on evenings and weekends.”
When asked why he works two jobs Kerr explains that his work is complimentary to the services that the City provides. “It’s a nice sideline venture, that can be done year-round to help grow my skills and abilities. It’s also financially beneficial.”
Kerr received his plumbing and gas fitting ticket through Medicine Hat College, where he was also introduced to the world of entrepreneurship.
“When I was in the third year of my program, some of the instructors mentioned that for anyone interested in starting their own business, drain cleaning was a viable business opportunity, so it was always in the back of my mind. And then I started attending the noon hour Be Your Own Boss sessions, hosted by the Entrepreneur Development Centre, which really made me start looking at different avenues to get a business going.”
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