82% Of Small Businesses Fail Because Of Cash Flow Problems – Here Are 3 Ways To Fix That
82% Of Small Businesses Fail Because Of Cash Flow Problems – Here Are 3 Ways To Fix That

Cash and profit are two completely different things. Are you making decisions off the latter or the former?

Brandon Metcalf / July 27, 2020

Testing Your Core Values During A Crisis: 5 Questions Every Organization Should Be Asking
Testing Your Core Values During A Crisis: 5 Questions Every Organization Should Be Asking

During a crisis, it’s easy to fall into a state of panic. So, with all that’s going on, how are we going to get through it?

Brandon Metcalf / July 2, 2020

Using PlaceCPM: How We Make Better Business Decisions, Faster
Using PlaceCPM: How We Make Better Business Decisions, Faster

Accurate forecasts drive business decisions. The problem is, the time and effort required to produce and maintain accurate forecasts can be daunting at best.

Luke Zimbelman / July 1, 2020

Entrepreneurship During A Pandemic: Why Right Now Could Be A Great Time To Start A Business
Entrepreneurship During A Pandemic: Why Right Now Could Be A Great Time To Start A Business

Personally, I don’t think there’s ever a “right time” to start a business. If you look at the last big financial recession, a lot of powerful companies came out of the housing crisis of 2008, and a lot of powerful companies failed. And if you compare that to two or so years ago, when the […]

Brandon Metcalf / June 11, 2020

Managing Stress As A Founder During The Coronavirus Pandemic: 5 Effective Techniques
Managing Stress As A Founder During The Coronavirus Pandemic: 5 Effective Techniques

Building a company is always stressful. For example, when we launched my previous company, Talent Rover, there was always something going on—some fire we had to put out. We dealt with a lawsuit early on, which was stressful. We scaled from one office in the US to nine offices around the world in a very […]

Brandon Metcalf / May 20, 2020

Why We Joined The 1% Pledge—And The 3 Ways We Are Supporting Philanthropic Initiatives
Why We Joined The 1% Pledge—And The 3 Ways We Are Supporting Philanthropic Initiatives

Since the launch of Place Technology, almost two years ago, a key priority of our company’s culture has been to give back.  From the very beginning, we wanted to be than just a software company—and instead play an active role in impacting our local community, our customers, our vendors, and the planet. When we hire, […]

Luke Zimbelman / February 19, 2020

Is Your Startup a Rocketship? Here’s How to Overcome 7 High-Growth Pain Points.
Is Your Startup a Rocketship? Here’s How to Overcome 7 High-Growth Pain Points.

Your venture isn’t your job. Your venture is your life. There is no separation.

These are the growing pains you can expect to encounter along the way—and how you should think about approaching them.

Brandon Metcalf / December 19, 2019

6 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail – And All Of Them Have To Do With Mismanaging Cash
6 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail – And All Of Them Have To Do With Mismanaging Cash

Most people think startups and small businesses fail because of things like poor marketing, or not being able to properly establish product-market fit.

Brandon Metcalf / December 13, 2019

6 Questions Founders Should Ask Before Their First Fundraising Pitch
6 Questions Founders Should Ask Before Their First Fundraising Pitch

I’m no stranger to raising money. As a founder, I have gone through all sorts of fundraising experiences. In 2011, I started a company called Talent Rover, which raised roughly $28 million over the course of seven years almost exclusively from angel investors. 

Brandon Metcalf / December 5, 2019

Why Every Founder Should Be Thinking About Forecasting Differently
Why Every Founder Should Be Thinking About Forecasting Differently

Startups are constantly growing and changing. Proper forecasting lets you move forward confidently and make more informed decisions. Creating financial models and making projections puts you in touch with the actual status of your business. It helps you foresee potential problems, make better decisions, and measure the impact of those decisions. 

Brandon Metcalf / November 12, 2019