A few cool things about our book…

We recently received this note from Keith Santangelo, GM of Bourbon Street Bar & Grille in NYC: “I’m almost done reading Restaurant Owners Uncorked. I flew through it, tons of great knowledge. Awesome job. A must have for all operators or prospective owners.” We’ve only heard great things from people who’ve read the book, and…

Do it your way and you may just make history

Every week it seems like I read some story about a small start-up business (or just an idea) with 2 or 3 smart, capable people that after years of hard (but likely fun) work could turn into a enjoyable, fun, unique, nimble business that brings in maybe 1 or 2 or even 3 million dollars…

Loving the logos…

Every day we receive emails from customers and trial participants who ask us to place their logos on their Schedulefly pages. I love receiving those emails. Absolutely love ’em. This afternoon alone we’ve received the three you see here. And here is a page we made to show off a bunch of them. I suppose…

Behind the curtain at Schedulefly: Our strategy…

We plan to devote more time on this blog to revealing what’s happening behind the curtain at Schedulely: What we’re working on; what we hope to do with the business; stuff we believe in; and so on. First things first. Here’s a quick video of me discussing our strategy for building our awesome company. Warning:…

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

“Are you crazy? Do you realize how much money you left on the table?” That’s what somebody asked me when I told them the following story: A couple of months ago a large restaurant chain called us. They were already very familiar with Schedulefly, liked it a lot, and wanted to consider rolling it out…

Scratch your own itch: Scott Maitland

Scott Maitland of Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery in Chapel Hill, N.C. was featured in our book, “Resaurant Owners Uncorked.” He is an incredible entrepreneur who inspires me with with his creativity and his passion and his relentless focus on staying ahead of the curve and doing cool new things to grow his…

Customer visit: Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse

Below are a few quick comments from me about an awesome customer here in Charlotte called Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse, as well as a couple of pics and a great video from a nice hostess that was kind enough to say why she likes Schedulefly with absolutely no advance warning and no prep time…  …

Made by hand…

This documentary series about people in Brooklyn making cool stuff by hand is incredible. They’ve posted three vids so far: “The Beekeeper,” “The Knife Maker” and “The Distiller.” This stuff is so inspiring and motivating. I love seeing people find something they are passionate about enough to do it not for the money, but for…

Let them choose…

I made this vid today using my iPhone. My plan is to start doing self-made video blogs on occasion. I tried to film it outside in a field at the YMCA, but the wind was loud and the sun was at my back so the vid was terrible. I’m not a fan of doing these…

Inspiration for the new vid…

Yesterday I posted about the new video we are creating, and I wrote that we want it to be unlike any business video you’d ever imagine. It needs to be different. Inspiring. Memorable. As I mentioned, it should be jaw dropping. Rather than take inspiration from videos I’ve seen other businesses create, I prefer to…

Jaws should hit the floor…

Luke Pearson of Lift Films is going to put together a new video for our home page. As I told Luke, “This shouldn’t be anything like a normal business vid. I want people’s jaws to hit the floor when they see it the first time.” Luke did the video that’s on our site now, and…

12 tips for success from a dozen restaurateurs

The latest Restaurant Hospitality magazine includes a great article with 12 tips for success – each from a successful independent restaurateur that Wil interviewed for our book – Restaurant Owners Uncorked. 12 Tips for Success Enjoy!The Schedulefly Crew