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A Holiday Story: How Windward Software Came to Be

A Holiday Story: How Windward Software Came to Be

Windward Software began when founder and CEO, Dennis Jacobsen, created a business software solution for a single furniture store in Northern British Columbia, back in 1984.Like other software success stories of the early days, this one also began in a basement, with one man, one computer, and a shoestring budget.After graduating from college, Dennis and his wife, Jean, a nurse, were raising their two…

What Matters Most to Your Prospects at the End of the Day?

What Matters Most to Your Prospects at the End of the Day?

There’s an old saying in business that has fallen off the radar in recent times: “Suit Up and Show Up.” At Windward Software, we may be a little old fashioned, but this saying still matters more to us than keeping up with modern slang, emojis, or appealing to a certain demographic that is “cool.” So, how’s this “old-timey” principle working for us? Pretty darn well, apparently –…

Do You Have the Best "Top Five" for Your Lighting Showroom?

Do You Have the Best

American entrepreneur Jim Rohn once said, “We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” The theory is that, whether we like it or not, we are greatly influenced by those closest to us. In other words, our “tribe” affects how we think about life and ourselves, our self-esteem, values and decisions. So, that got us to thinking at Windward Software. Who are the five…

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