All of us startups are in the same boat. This week I want to mention a few of the founders I met last week. They are an inspiration to us all.
They are the heart of any successful hotel. Fact. Here we take a look at what skills make a great hotel manager.
Not all things are created equal. Some can be larger than others. Have you got one? I have, it's huge and part of my everyday life... My task list.
Starting to get children involved in the kitchen from an early age has a wealth of benefits. But where to start? And how to keep your cool?!
If you think all Founders are the same, think again! We grabbed ours for a few minutes for a friendly grilling…all so you can get to know him better! You’re welcome!
Sssh don't tell anyone, but we’re a bit obsessed with our candidates – you’re the people we care the most about!
Technology allows us to work remotely. To our surprise it has been one of the best decisions we made in our business. You do have to be careful though.
Ok so in hospitality, 'the customer is always right', but maintaining client satisfaction is about really understanding your customer and being able to adapt.
Aside from culinary expertise, there are some other personality traits that we think every chef needs to have, to make them stand out from the crowd.
As we push towards a more inclusive society and educate people about the importance of acceptance, it’s more beneficial than ever to encourage diversity within a workforce.
I get it, if you invest you have to win big, but come on this is getting silly now. There are other companies out there not just $1B unicorns and some of them have some great teams.
Can you believe we've found 5 personality types out there that DON'T want Recruitment Made Easy? Yep, we're as shocked as you...!!
A real world comparison between startups and weightlifting. Along with the highs of getting stronger you can also get injured. We had a minor injury in our startup this week.
The key to success in the hospitality space has got to be understanding your market, I mean REALLY understanding your market!
Building an app in-house is fairly hard but Apple and Google do not make the process any easier. It's amazing given how many apps exist they have not perfected the process and made it simple for developers.
With so much global concern about our environment, there’s increasing pressure for restaurants to take noticeable strides to remain sustainable and do their part.
Bring transparent is at the heart of what we do. It's applied to everything. It's a refreshing way to run a startup and I recommend all businesses to adopt the same strategy.
Do you know where your product or service is positioned? I didn't realise just how important positioning is until I read a great book about it and implemented the advice. We looked at everything and made a few changes too.
It's been 6 months since I started this blog. It's gone so fast and it has had some advantages. I urge anyone to take up blog writing and you will see why.
Everyone should run a startup for 12 months. The lessons learnt are priceless and I think it would be a huge benefit to all startups if this happened.
Ever wondered why we're called Marlin? Well, truth be known, we're a little obsessed by these creatures, and here's why...
When you've got a new way to hire staff in hospitality, there are some roadblocks to battle against.
The organic growth that comes when starting out is key to understanding your startup before you start to scale.
Constantly reviewing and then changing things is a key part of being a startup. Whatever the direction you have to change otherwise you're doomed!
Do your team, investors and advisors really believe in you and your startup? Well if you want to find out there is a test for it, invented in 1859 by the Great Blondin.
A recent interview highlighted what we'll do next. We're going to help other startups but not the way advisors and consultants currently help by charging a small fortune!
The hospitality industry exists within a pressure cooker to stay relevant, attractive and in touch with all the latest trends. Here are the biggest topics impacting the industry.
There's a real art to switching off and I'm not afraid to say I am bloody useless at it. My attempt at this recently shows just how bad I really am!
When all is said and done, a bit of good news is rocket fuel for our passionate team. Find out what all the excitement is about and what is so inspirational.
Agents aren't all monsters, sure, but unfortunately they're on the brink of extinction, joining the wooly mammoth, the dinosaur and [hopefully soon] the plastic carrier bag.
The last stint of an 18 Day adventure documented by me after being given Steph's travel journal for a few days. It's been a great insight of how tough climbing Everest really is.
Giving blood is an integral part of the health system and is a cause that's really close to my heart. Here I'll show you just how easy it is to do your part.
For those of you still a bit unsure about the platform, here we share with you a slightly more unconventional journey and how the Marlin App worked for one of our users.
The trek to Everest Base Camp continues but it just seems to be getting harder! No end in sight just yet of the filthy conditions or cold weather. Will Steph make it?
The demand for cleaning products is on the rise and our society has become increasingly mindful of practising good hygiene and reducing the spread of diseases.
A break from our journey to talk about our legend Steph who recently climbed Mount Everest! With access to her travel journal here is her story in my words.
Just as it’s taken millions of years for us humans to evolve, you don’t plant a seed today and get an oak tree tomorrow.
Experienced housekeepers are one of the most sought-after professionals within the hospitality sector, but in order to really succeed, you'll need to have the following skills.
I don't want to make you feel bad but after all this really is all for you, our users.
Recruitment Agencies will disappear just like other antiquated business models before it.
Paying a service charge is a controversial topic, but it's also the 'elephant in the room' no-one wants to discuss.
I'm on a low about our slow progress but some reflection can soon change my mood. It's easy to forget how much we have done.
Is it fate, God or just luck? Who knows. But it's all happening for a reason. Every call, meeting and how we started on this fantastic journey.
To succeed in anything, you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone as much as possible. It's tough but well worth it.
Society still hasn't quite made up its mind about Artificial Intelligence, so we question whether AI has a place within the hospitality industry at all.
It may sound a bit doom and gloom, but we're living in a society of great uncertainty and for people trying to find a job just to make money, it can be a minefield.
This week we had a win. It was also a week with some difficult questions but as always we push on. Onwards and upwards!
Middlemen are being replaced by technology. It's happened in many other industries and is now happening in the way people hire. Times are changing people.
When hiring a chef within the hospitality sector, employers look for knowledgable candidates who can fully understand and work with a variety of dietary requirements.
Where is the failure line when you have to stop, have we reached that? It is a constantly changing line and if you don't see the signs in could spell disaster.
In March 2009, the world awoke to a new era of transportation and Uber was born. What started out with just two friends who couldn’t get a taxi in Paris coming up...
The different roles you get involved in while building a start-up can be mind boggling. Read about the different hats we have worn recently.
A career as a chef can be a rewarding and fulfilling one, but like many other professions in modern society, it can affect a person’s mental health...
Cue the advisors. The help we have had so far and the help that start-ups need. A bit of news on some meetings too.
Marketing is more important than the App itself. Find out why we are excited about our marketing.
Some history of the Marlin App and the beginning of our journey. Why we started the App and how it will help Employers and Job Seekers.