Bob Minhas makes business planning easy to understand, relevant, and human.
Bob has worked in tech in one form or another since 1999, including with the major telecommunications providers. His expertise ranges from security systems, to audio/visual, to IT, and HGTV personalities Mike Holmes, Bryan Baeumler, and Scott McGillivray have relied on that expertise for their home improvement projects.
Outstanding customer relations has always been Bob’s goal and his strength. He hands out the straight goods about what he’s doing and why he’s doing it, equipping his customers to make smart decisions about the systems they rely on.
Bob received his degree from the University of Toronto, and is also trained in wireless telecommunications and networking management. His experience includes technical customer support; sophisticated troubleshooting; satellite installation and repair; business development and marketing; and online relationship management. Since 2005, he’s been a feisty entrepreneur, managing and growing his own technical support and consulting enterprise.
Today, Bob is pretty darned excited to be educating others about tech topics, being an entrepreneur, and social media through impassioned talks and avid networking. His interactive sessions are always practical, enlightening, lively, and full of laughs.
Specialties: Home Theater Installation, Home Automation, Phone System Install, PBX and KEY System Service, Computer Support and IT Maintenance, Website Development and Maintenance, Website Hosting, Security Alarm Installation, Surveillance and Monitoring Systems
Tell us about your business
Oxygen Media Canada is an emerging, innovative marketing firm that provides the services clients are after. Our knowledgeable team of experts help businesses with their branding, website development, social media management, and marketing needs. We work closely with our clients in determining their goals and visions in achieving real results. Oxygen Media Canada works as an extended strategic partner with its diverse client base in delivering up-to-date information, trends and above all, tailored client support.
We value the importance of working together with non-profit organizations and business start-ups in helping them achieve their strategic goals and/or overall social media presence.
The following are our four areas of expertise:
- Branding & Rebranding
- Web Design Development
- Marketing (Graphic Design, Media, Content Development)
- Social Media Strategy Plans
Whatever your industry, rest assured Oxygen Media Canada is that breath of fresh air you’re looking for on your next project!
How are you hoping to connect with conference attendees?
I’m looking to reach people that have struggled with the idea of a business plan. Whether its to get financing or simply have a direction on what they’re doing, my hope to is to continue to give back to my community by offering direction through a business plan.
What advice would you give conference attendees?
NEVER try and complete a business plan in one sitting. It’s an evolving document. Always start with the main categories and enter notes point form EXACTLY how it sounds in your head. Return later to smooth it out into average speak.
The 5th annual Women in Biz #SocialforGood Conference taking place on May 25 and 26 at the Telus House (25 York Street, Toronto) will help you examine what greater purpose your business serves and how you can market and grow that purpose into a mission driven business.New this year is we will be honouring women across the country making positive impacts in their communities with the SocialforGood Awards – please consider applying or nominating someone you admire who is making as positive impact through their business activities.Application deadline is May 1st! The conference is taking place at the Telus House, a beautiful and inspiring location with roof top gardens. It is a short walk from Union Station.
- Each attendee gets profiled on our web site so you know who is attending and can connect before you even show up!
- Reception, lunch and breaks
- 18 Sessions
- SocialforGood Expo
- SocialforGood Awards Ceremony
- Building a brand and developing a winning business with a mission
- How creating a mission driven business creates a new you
- Purpose driven networking for sales
- What’s your why? How Your story becomes your mission
- Why the world needs to focus on women and girls to strengthen the world
- Be Awesome: Bringing Authenticity and Integrity in Business
- 10 steps to create your profit path
- Share your message through social media
- Getting over your fear of video – why being on camera lets your goodness shine
- Be a trendsetter – start a podcast
- Amplify your voice – public speaking & events
- Get noticed! Write a book
- How to find and build a relationship with a mentor
- Round table business mentoring sessions
#Socialforgood Conference speaker line-up includes:
Jody Steinhauer is the President and CBO (Chief Bargain Officer) of the Bargains Group. A winner of the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, and a PROFIT W100 Recipient.
Krista Jefferson is a professional photographer who after finding herself in Uganda with her camera launched JustOne a fair trade organization that offers world changing fashion. Each purchase directly supports people around the globe struggling with poverty and brings awareness to their needs.
Ann Douglas is the creator of the bestselling The Mother of All Books pregnancy and parenting series (over half a million copies sold in North America to date).
Jeff Pulver is an Internet pioneer and TEDx speaker known for his work in growing the VoIP industry. A globally renowned thought leader, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur.
Meghan Telpner is growing a global tribe of vibrant living advocates and her bestselling and award-winning book UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health is creating a revolution in how people think about their health.
Marissa McTassey is the founder and President of Moxie Trades Ltd.; a company that is a threat in the safety footwear industry. The company’s first product was the Iconic Pink Work Boot. Today, Moxie Trades offers a complete line of safety footwear, apparel and hardware accessories made exclusively for women and distributed throughout North America.
Erica Ehm is one of Canada’s most recognized personalities, having started her career in the mid-80’s as the voice of her generation on MuchMusic. Her multimedia resume includes acting, award winning songwriter, playwright, author, journalist and most importantly, YummyMummyClub.ca.
It was her difficult transition from career woman to new mother that inspired Erica to create an online destination for women with children. Thousands of women have become devoted members of YMC, and Erica has become the passionate voice of a whole new generation of moms.
Gillian Barth is Executive Vice-President of CARE Canada overseeing a wide range of programs, including water, health and environment, resource development, monitoring, human resources and external relations.
Shelagh Cummins is a sought after speaker, consultant and educator for entrepreneurs who are ready to increase their sales and revenue. She has created the 10 Step Profit PathTM to help entrepreneurs charge premium prices to premium clients with their premium product or service resulting in premium profits.
Jennifer Beale has more than 13 years of success finding clients and partners through networking events. Once shy, her business went from bright idea to six figures in six months — just by meeting people at networking events. Today, Jennifer guides professionals and entrepreneurs to master the art and science of networking as a business building strategy. Her unique background in journalism, research, project management and her personal journeys form her cutting edge approach to finding, conversing and converting contacts into clients, partners and collaborators. Jennifer is the editor of a popular eZine – BizNetworkNews.com – that promotes business networking events, and produces two of Toronto’s largest business networking events.
Click here to see additional speakers such as Jennifer Beale, Erica Ehm and more!
Join us on May 25 and 26, 2015 at Telus House and add your voice to the conversation! #SocialforGood
Tickets start from $70 (for a two ticket deal) during early bird special – this offer is closing May 1st. Become a yearly member of Women in Biz Network, and attend the conference for free.