Overnight, working from home went from something that many of us would occasionally do to an everyday way of life. It is certainly one of the largest transitions I’ve ever gone through, and I know I’m not alone. For all of the companies all over the world that can carry on from home, including ours, […]
By Brandon Metcalf / April 22, 2020
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, […]
By Luke Zimbelman / February 19, 2020
PlaceCPM allows managers to accurately forecast and determine the true costs of their decisions.
By Brandon Metcalf / January 8, 2020
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.
By Brandon Metcalf / December 19, 2019
Most people think startups and small businesses fail because of things like poor marketing, or not being able to properly establish product-market fit.
By Brandon Metcalf / December 13, 2019
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.
By Brandon Metcalf / December 5, 2019
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.
By Brandon Metcalf / November 12, 2019
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.
By 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.
By 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.
By Brandon Metcalf / August 14, 2019