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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

7 Books That Changed The Way I Think About Entrepreneurship
7 Books That Changed The Way I Think About Entrepreneurship

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

3 Keys to Healthy Company Culture at Place Technology
3 Keys to Healthy Company Culture at Place Technology

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

8 Tips For Fostering Genuine Connections In Your Career
8 Tips For Fostering Genuine Connections In Your Career

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