Developing a “think bigger” mindset.

Thinking bigger lies behind most great achievements. Ever since someone rubbed two sticks together to make a fire, or harnessed a donkey to a cart, people have dreamed up new ways of doing things, and then gone ahead and turned them into reality. …


As someone who has been involved for the last two decades in founding and building businesses, I know that a lot of times business leaders have to make decisions based on gut feel. …


Great user experience is not just a nice-to-have, but a central aspect to creating a product that will work and become the favorite piece of IT “furniture” at clients’ businesses.

Did you ever buy a fashionable sofa that turned out to be very uncomfortable to sit on? Or a microwave…


Something interesting is happening in the world of business funding in the United States. Changes to regulations that took effect on March 15th, 2021 mean companies are now able to raise up to $5M using Regulation Crowdfunding instead of the previous limit of $1.07M. …


Building a successful business depends on establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with customers — that’s true for the dogwalker who picks up your precious pooch and it is also true for the biggest company on the planet.

For the dog walker, who devotes so much energy to establishing trust with…


An interview with Brandon Metcalf, Co-Founder of Blueprint Advisory and Salesforce industry veteran.

Blueprint Advisory builds software companies on the Salesforce Platform — why did you decide to do this?

Blueprint Advisory emerged out of my previous life. I was one of the founders of a recruitment software company called…


Answering “what if” questions has become more challenging for finance teams in the wake of unprecedented changes due to the pandemic. Business leaders, investors and customer organizations want their finance team to model more complex scenarios, faster. …


“ !!! Our account balance is $50,000 below the forecast — where did that money go?!” Improving cash flow projections and variance analysis.

Anybody who has worked in finance for a small or medium-sized business will likely know that sinking feeling when you realize cash that was in the forecast…


Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a trend away from static, annual business plans towards more dynamic, rolling replanning. The increase in uncertainty we have seen over the last year is driving that shift home.

In businesses where the CFO is able to deliver a consistently accurate rolling forecast…


While 2020 was tough to go through, we might look back on it as a time when we learned some important lessons. In our personal lives, perhaps this has forced us to grow, appreciate what we have a little more, and do more for each other. …

Brandon Metcalf

Dog dad, husband, entrepreneur, investor. www.linkedin.com/in/Metcalf

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