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By Brandon Metcalf  /  Posted 05/09/2019

As a kid, I wanted to be a cop. And then an Air Force pilot. But in high school, I discovered my love for business. My first taste was a program I enrolled in my junior and senior year....

By Brandon Metcalf  /  Posted 04/03/2019

I’ve always loved business. 

I discovered that love while handling the bookkeeping in the classifieds section of...

By Brandon Metcalf  /  Posted 03/14/2019

I have been building software for over a decade. And I know the lessons I’ve learned from doing many things right and many things wrong. These have been incredible experiences that help me, and my clients, navigate the potential pitfalls of software development while creating the best possible product.

By Taylor Smith  /  Posted 01/02/2019

The reality is, a lot of the business software out there isn’t great. (Especially for the staffing and recruitment...

By Brandon Metcalf  /  Posted 12/19/2018

Most businesses mistake software for a “tool.” A tool has a particular function but no perspective. A hammer, for example, is agnostic. It isn’t made with an opinion about when, how, and why a carpenter should hammer things. The tool adapts to the user.

By Brandon Metcalf  /  Posted 04/26/2019

The idea for Blueprint, a Salesforce-focused professional services firm that I co-founded, has been in the back of my mind for...

By Brandon Metcalf  /  Posted 03/21/2019

If you're an avid reader of Forbes, TechCrunch and other tech publications, you’re probably tired of hearing about how AI and...

By Brandon Metcalf  /  Posted 03/07/2019

One thing I’ve learned over the past decade is that there’s no such thing as work-life balance—especially if you’re...

By Taylor Smith  /  Posted 12/27/2018

Partner or vendor – In the realm of business-to-business relationships, we hear the two terms used interchangeably as if they are synonymous. The truth is that these concepts actually stand for two very different types of service levels. So what really differentiates a partner from a vendor?