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I wish I had never said these words to my wife: “Hey Lonny, let’s get a Bluray DVD player so we can stream Netflix movies to our TV and listen to Pandora on it.” Over a month after we bought that player, we are still having problems. I’ve spent countless hours on the phone with…

McCracken Tough Joins the Family…

We’re excited to have the folks at the restaurant group McCracken Tough join the Schedulefly family. Brian McCracken and Dana Tough have won all kinds of awards, and they run a few great places that are high on everybody’s lists of great restaurants in Seattle. It’s so fun every day to wake up and see…

Keep it simple…

I’m so thankful Wes designed Schedulefly to be so damn simple and intuitive. That means we don’t have many support requests. Which means that even when I was receiving all support calls this past weekend, it wasn’t an issue that I was up in the N.C. mountains at a mountain biking mecca called Tsali (that’s…

The story behind Simply Crepes…

I’m a sucker for stories about how restaurants got started. I love hearing them. I love learning about the path that an owner followed from vague idea to crystalizing that idea to starting a business to running a successful restaurant. To me, things like recipes that have been in a family for generations and weaving…

Sion Milosky charged big waves and a fun, balanced life

I am always drawn towards people that seem to be really enjoying life now versus living a “means to an end” type life – in hopes of having a life they want in the future. I am trying to be more like them. Life is definitely a long search that may never end – but…

Soupergirl’s inspiring story…

Soupergirl is Sara Polon, and here’s her story… “After reading Michael Pollan’s book, Omnivore’s Dilemma, I decided to get involved in the local food movement. At first I thought about working on a fam, However, I look very bad in overalls and from what I understand, most farmers wear overalls. While discussing my ponderings over…

The cool story behind Old Carolina Barbecue Company

I love this story. It’s an inspiring story of two friends who left their careers and started what has become a very successful restaurant with five locations. The story contains phrases I love, such as “obsessed for three years,” “limited funding” to launch, and not expanding until there were “lines out the door.” It’s a…

Work to live

I’ll be honest, I lived to work for a long time, even though the guy I worked for was smart enough to focus on promoting a “work to live, not live to work” philosophy. I agreed with it and publicly endorsed it. I even thought I was living by that creed. But now that I…

Paul, Point Break, and keeping the human spirit alive…

Last week Paul came to clean a rug in my house because our sweet old, blind cocker spaniel has peed on it a few times. Paul Gibson. He owns Gibson’s carpet cleaning. I spoke with him for a while before he started. He is a one-man business and does carpet cleaning to support himself while…

Here’s to distance…

Tyler lives in Raleigh. Wes lives in Wilmington. I live in Charlotte. We see each other in person as a team about once per year. Otherwise, we email or talk on the phone or text. Well, Wes and I text – Tyler is wise enough not to own a cell phone. I had a hard…

Just me, Zack Morris and the Village Deli

6 years ago when I was writing the first lines of Schedulefly I got into this groundhog day like groove for about 4 or 5 months. I would wake up, roll over and grab my laptop from the floor, flip on the tv and code in bed. Some days I’d still be in pajamas coding…

Happy to Welcome Happy’s…

Happy’s Irish Pub is the latest of the awesome restaurants from Last In Concepts to join the Schedulefly family. We’re proud that groups like Last In never get sales pressure from us. When we realize a new customer is part of a larger group, we let growth happen naturally. We don’t try to pitch the…