Month: June 2010

The Schedulefly Story – Why We Are Here And What Kinds of Restaurants Love Our App

We’ve added a new section to our web site to share our story. The story of why we created an online scheduling and communication tool for restaurants, the types of restaurants that love Schedulefly (and why) and where we are headed as a company. Check it out! Wes, Wil and TylerThe Schedulefly Crew

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Man…When People Are Involved, Restaurant Scheduling Is Not Easy!

Restaurants run really well when the right team of people are in place to take care of the customers – as well as each other. Team is the key word here. When the staff operate as a team and help each other when it gets hectic, the customers do what they came to do – […]

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Helping Restaurants Find New Staff

This is a quick introduction to a new feature we’ve added for our customers that lets them post job openings online. We’ve given them a simple way to create a page with the jobs details and a built in “Apply” button. When people apply, the application details are stored inside Schedulefly for easy viewing at […]

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The Heart vs. The Head Part II: "It Was the ‘Me’ I Had Always Wanted to Be"

I recently wrote about following your heart vs. your head, with some help from a scene from the movie “Braveheart” to make my point. Some more thoughts on this topic, with help from the movie “Jerry McGuire.” On a sleepless night, Jerry McGuire, ├╝ber agent with a premier sports agency, has a “breakthrough.” His heart […]

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Wil’s Whiteboard, Volume II – Some Ideas Don’t Work Out Like We Hoped

I thought we could accelerate our infiltration of franchised brands that we already serve, and quickly start helping lots more of them with easy restaurant staff scheduling and communication. I was sure I had a great idea of how to make it happen. I was wrong…. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=12674673&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00adef&fullscreen=1 Knowing When to Scrap Bad Ideas,Wil

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Wil’s Whiteboard – Volume I

Hey folks, I decided to start filming and discussing the stuff that is on my white board. I thought it would be cool to show you ideas we are brainstorming (for our app, our web site, our marketing, etc.), and talk about what’s behind the ideas and why we are considering them. Any time we […]

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Restaurant Owner Podcast #15 – "Well, The World Needs Ditch Diggers Too"

That’s not Andy Murray’s philosophy, but rather it’s his favorite line from “Caddyshack,” the movie written by his brother Brian, and starring Brian and one of his other brothers, Bill Murray. Brian had an idea for a restaurant based on that famous movie, and he and his five brothers got together and made it happen […]

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Restaurant Owner Podcast #14 – "Part Of Our Mission Is To Have Fun, So We Look For Employees That Are Fun To Be Around & Hang Out With."

Kevin Horne spent fifteen years in corporate America. Now he owns a very successful Great Harvest Bread location in Lincoln, NE. Kevin talks about having fun, being generous, and other nuggets of wisdom that have helped him quickly build a successful location, even after having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This is awesome! Enjoy… http://www.schedulefly.com/player.swf […]

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Restaurant Owner Podcast #13 – "We Just Had The Best April and May The Dairy Inn Has Had In 63 Years"

Dave Kornbluth went from working for Verozon in New York to buying Dairy Inn in St. Petersburg, FL. Having attended culinary school in NY, he’s doing all sorts of cool things with Dairy Inn’s food menu, knowing that ice cream alone will not drive successful growth. He’s also adding a tiki bar in the back […]

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Restaurant Owner Podcast #12 – "Takeout Food Is The Next Horizon"

Richard Gordon spent fifteen years as a criminal prosecutor, and now he owns South End Buttery, one of the most popular coffee shops in Boston. He talks about the need for a solid business plan, being ready for a rainy day, his plans to expand, and how South End Buttery was one of the only […]

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