We hired Windrifters' for a 2 month engagement to help Dine In Victoria position itself properly and aggressively market our services.  Within days of meeting with Greg, he completely understood my business - its strengths, weaknesses and devised a plan to address the issues. He has brought a more professional orientation to Dine In Victoria. His use of technology (email campaigns, sales analysis, CRM) helped immensely.
What My Customers Are Saying...
Greg worked with me to build effective partnership programs with our restaurants and provided results driven promotions to bring in new customers. His strategic advice has helped to set us on a new course that is already paying dividends. I am amazed with what Greg could accomplish in such a short time.

Maggie Rideout
Dine In Victoria
I had struggled for well over a year on how to properly market my business for sale. I had absolutely no idea where to start.  An introduction to Greg Simmonds from a friend of mine proved to be a truly serendipitous meeting.   I had never felt that there was any significant value in our business.  Greg was able to demonstrate how service businesses like ours were valued and why we could expect a significant selling price. He then set about coordinating with our bookkeeper and our accountant.  Armed with the relevant financial information, Greg prepared a very detailed, professional sales package that I was proud to show prospective purchasers.  The sale went very smoothly and provided a much greater return than I had anticipated.

Robert H.
Edmonton, AB
We had recently purchased  this business and were trying to figure out how to leverage the hundreds of clients that had purchased from the business over the years.  We asked Greg's help with this.  Within no time, Greg had helped create a dynamic database of past customers which he then used to design and deliver a comprehensive monthly Email Newsletter that has proven an invaluable marketing tool for us. 

Greg always delivered the highest quality results for us and was always willing to jump right on whatever it was we required.  I would highly recommend him.

Victoria Robinson

A life long entrepreneur, business owner and consultant,  I have founded, purchased, managed and sold a variety of businesses over my 29 year career.

Having had success on almost all of my ventures and a couple of "ooops" along the way,  I have learned what simply can't be gained from a text book or lecture hall.  I want to share my experience and passion for small business and my desire to help entrepreneurs find success.

If you are a small business owner struggling with the myriad of challenges of being in business, or you are wanting to take your concept and your ideas and see them realized.... I would love to help you ...  and I can! A short bio is attached...

Greg Simmonds
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We engaged Greg's services to assist our two companies source, evaluate and implement a full software system to manage our rentals and maintenance systems. Before sourcing possible software options, Greg dug into how we were presently doing business both manually and through various software 'pieces' we were using at the time. The key functional areas of our business were identified and various repetitive or inefficient processes were highlighted that were cause for reflection. This led to Greg's review of who was doing what in our organization and whether we had the best people occupying every seat. Once we had a better understanding of these issues, Greg went to work evaluating various vendors and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their offerings. With his past experience in software design, he was able to guide us through an informed selection process.

George Bergen
President, Westar Oilfield Rentals Inc.
Greg Simmonds, Personal - Enthusiastic - Knowledgeable - Patient.   These qualities enabled Greg to work well with our staff during his time within our business. He is able to quickly identify and understand  process unique to your business and suggest and implement change that just make ‘Sense’. He has the experience and tools at hand to make the process , efficient and ultimately a profitable experience.
Dan Hawker
Operations Manager, Fort St. John Water

A business associate in Edmonton had suggested a consultant in Victoria that could probably assist with the managerial and strategic issues we were facing.  After connecting with Greg Simmonds, it was clear he had a grasp  on the challenges facing our business.  Greg agreed to visit us in Fort St. John to assess our challenges.  After a successful first meeting, Greg agreed to a 3 month contract.  That contract then became 6 months, 9 months and ultimately a full year.  During that time, Greg dealt with managerial tasks, took on the running of one of our divisions and was critical to the marketing efforts of our new machinery.

When we realized we were in serious trouble as our new equipment, to be shown at the International Oil & Gas show, would not be available, Greg immediately sprang into action and utilized his resources across the globe.  Within 2 weeks, Greg had designed, scripted, directed, edited and managed the team of his associates in India that created an entire 3D video for a piece of equipment that did not even exist! He coordinated with technical people and Audio Visual firms in Calgary to have a giant screen and audio equipment in place that, ultimately, represented our presentation at the show.  Without this work, we would have had to have cancelled our appearance at the show and lose face as well as tens of thousands of dollars.
Jason Linley
President, JD Piling & Anchor Ltd.
Here is the product of Greg's fast action... The GameChanger