Business Advisor, Self Employment Program
Greg is an entrepreneurial force. He is one of those rare people who was born knowing, at a visceral level, what makes businesses work or not. I had Greg speak to our graduating classes on several occasions. We have had many speakers, however, Greg's sessions consistently provided the most impact.
Greg has substantial proofs of his intuitive business skills in his multiple, life-long stories of starting, buying and selling businesses, and advising business owners on how to turn their ventures into going concerns. He is honest, direct, and operates with the utmost integrity.
President, JD Piling
Greg agreed to visit us in Fort St. John to assess our challenges. After a enlightening 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 that created an entire 3D video for a piece of equipment that did not even exist! 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.
Fort St. John Water
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.
Westar Oilfield Rentals
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 pieces of software 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 concern and 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.
Owner, Restaurant Delivery Service
We hired Big Picture Consulting for a 2 month engagement to help Our restaurant delivery service 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 our restaurant delivery service. His use of technology (email campaigns, sales analysis and CRM) helped immensely.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.
Re-branding is a difficult and soul searching time for an entrepreneur. Our business is close to our heart and it is difficult to step back and see what everyone else sees. Greg stepped in and took a birds eye view of Captivating Details. He broke things down into individual areas and focus. His ability to look at the big picture and break it down made it easy to focus on what needed to be done. Our website, logo and marketing materials all tell a story now.
Note... Store was sold in 2019
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.