Soaking in others’ experiences and applying them to your own is incredibly interesting and valuable. Sometimes, you agree with the author’s perspective. Other times you don’t. But either way, as an entrepreneur, it’s fun to imagine what would happen if you took the same path at your own business.
Brandon Metcalf / September 10, 2019
Company culture influences every aspect of your business, from decision-making to core values to hiring processes. That’s why I often say that culture should come before everything else, including clients and shareholders. But building and maintaining a healthy culture is a challenge, especially for constantly evolving startups. At high-growth companies, change sometimes feels like the only constant.
Brandon Metcalf / August 27, 2019
In the business world, relationships are everything. That’s why, even though I’ve moved around a lot during my career, I stayed at each company for at least a couple of years—it takes at least that long to really connect with people.
Brandon Metcalf / August 14, 2019
One thing I’ve learned over the past decade is that there’s no such thing as work-life balance—especially if you’re an entrepreneur. I don’t mean that you can’t be successful and still have personal and family time. Carving out space for priorities outside of work is absolutely critical. But my professional life is fully ingrained with […]
Brandon Metcalf / March 7, 2019
The reality is, a lot of the business software out there isn’t great. (Especially for the staffing and recruitment industries.) It’s complicated, it’s expensive, and it’s time consuming to rip out old systems and implement new ones. Consumers don’t need training, support, or thick manuals of documentation to operate their iPhone or use Amazon. Yet […]
Luke Zimbelman / January 2, 2019
Most businesses mistake software for a “tool.” A tool has a particular function but no perspective. A hammer, for example, is agnostic. It isn’t made with an opinion about when, how, and why a carpenter should hammer things. The tool adapts to the user.
Brandon Metcalf / December 19, 2018