What’s the Rush?

We are in our 11th year here at Schedulefly and in many ways just now finding our stride. I mean that in terms of what we believe in and who we want to serve. Financially – we grow slower than we used to – simply because we have more customers – so there are more…

Friends of Schedulefly: Karen Hoskin

“I get the Crib Sheet every morning so I can monitor labor costs, and I use the site when I am away and need to get help from someone on the ground. Nobody can say they “didn’t know” because every tool is right there with them. We’d be lost without it.” ~ Karen Hoskin Montanya…

Friends of Schedulefly: Meherwan Irani

“”Not only does Schedulefly give us an indispensable product but they deeply care about what they do and how they do it, and that’s a level of authenticity that makes us proud to be their customers and friends.” – Meherwn Irani Created by husband and wife team Meherwan and Molly Irani, the Chai Pani Restaurant…

Schedulefly vs. $50,000,000

Restaurant employee scheduling software is becoming big business! Over the last few years, other companies aiming to serve the same people we serve have raised over $50,000,000 in venture capital. We’ve raised $0. It’s not that we haven’t been able to raise money (we get lots of offers). It’s that we don’t want to. Perhaps…

We left $250,000 (and a million headaches) on the table…

We have some great posts from the last 10 years or so that are timeless – nothing has changed – they are still relevant. Some posts talk about things we did (or did not do) that are more than just a story – they are more like inflection points in our journey – and I…

Friends of Schedulefly: Rayme Rossello

“They [Schedulefly] call and text and email and they have our backs, as we grow and thrive and also when we stumble and learn.” ~ Rayme Rossello. Comida was created by Rayme Rossello in 2010 and is operated by an incredible group of people who love what they do and infuse their passion for food…

The Story of Bida Manda

We just finished our latest film that tells the story of one of customers. It’s a powerful story about a brother and sister who built a restaurant that honors their parents’ love. Our great friend Luke Pearson at Lift Films helps us with the production of these films and is a complete badass with his…

One more tribute to Sup Dogs

We’re finishing our next film, The Story of Bida Manda. That means The Story of Sup Dogs will be removed from our Home page, where it’s been since the summer of 2017. I wanted to display it here again because it deserves a proper sendoff. You may have already seen it, but I guarantee you…

Friends of Schedulefly: Tad Peelen

“In many ways we are friends with Schedulefly because they remind us a lot of ourselves. We like the simplicity of the product, and the caring nature of the staff that makes it all happen.” ~ Tad Peelen. This is the first in an ongoing series of posts about restaurant owners we’ve become friends with…

Your customers are where?

Occasionally I’ll meet someone new in a small talk kind of situation and they’ll ask what I do. I’ll say something along the lines of “I own a company that sells software to restaurants”. The first response to this is usually either “Oh, you mean like Open table dinner reservations?” or “Oh, like POS software…

We’re it

We just posted an episode to our podcast titled, “We’re it.” The short version is it occurred to me yesterday that 1,700 independent restaurants became Schedulefly customers in 2017, but we haven’t raised a dime of venture capital. Meanwhile, every single other company in our space has raised millions of dollars (for a total of…

Sam was a good girl

Most marketing and advertising is very ordinary and predictable. In many cases – the product or service is really unique but the marketing is not. Why is that? Used up all their creativity on the product? Laziness? Reluctant to do things that are not measurable? Who knows, but I think maybe competition is to blame…