"Wow!"

At about 11:15 this morning I was sitting on a stool at the bar at my favorite coffee shop, knocking out the second round of edits for the third vid in the Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series. (There’s a pic on your right of my notes and the pencil I stole from my daughter’s desk…

Being experts is not our strategy, and definitely not our style

I remember soon after we started Schedulefly (and with only a couple of paying customers), a very successful friend told me that we should aim to become the “gurus” of online employee scheduling. To be successful, we needed to become “thought leaders” so we would eventually be asked to speak about online scheduling at conferences…

ROU video series: Competition, gut checks, and no lemon wedges out back

In the second of five videos we’re producing from our interview with Dave Query of Big Red F Restaurant Group, Dave discusses why stiff competition is good for business, the importance of daily gut checks, and why it’s important to pay attention to even the smallest of details (like the lemon slices in your back…

For me, the schedule was never really done

When I sat down to start coding Schedulefly, the memories of creating a schedule for 40 wait staff guided me to a simple solution – a solution for a problem that I remembered so well. The problem for our team back then, ironically, was not so much a scheduling problem as it was a communication…

How Disney gets it right

I woke up slowly this morning, groggy. The sunlight burned through my window as I stood wearily and peered hopefully outside. My eyes cautiously adjusted from the haze and as they focused on the surrounding terrain, I whispered…”Disney. Shit. I’m still only in Disney.” (Quick aside – email me at wbrawley at Schedulefly dot com…

Restaurant Owners Uncorked Video Series Launches!

We’re so damn fired up to kick off the first episode of the Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series. This is the first of five videos featuring Dave Query, Owner of Big Red F Restaurant Group in Boulder, CO. Dave has been involved with the restaurant business since he started cooking hot dogs at Mustard’s Last…

Make life easier

I love reading the comments people leave when they sign up for free Schedulelfly trials. We ask this question: “What do you hope Schedulefly will do for you and your staff?” Most people simply write “Make life easier.” That’s it. It’s really that simple. They just want Schedulefly to take away the headaches and hassles…

Here’s the kind of stuff Wes and I email to each other…

Yesterday morning I sat down with my first cup of coffee and checked the new trial requests that had come in overnight. I noticed one from a restaurant in Charleston, SC. Charleston is home to some of the best food and the coolest independent restaurants in the country, yet we have a relatively small presence…