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Chapter 31: All in the same boat

Chapter 31: All in the same boat

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.

Our Journey

Dec 4, 2019

Top 5 Skills for Hotel Managers

Top 5 Skills for Hotel Managers

They are the heart of any successful hotel. Fact. Here we take a look at what skills make a great hotel manager.

Job Seekers

Dec 2, 2019

Chapter 30: It's getting longer and longer

Chapter 30: It's getting longer and longer

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.

Our Journey

Nov 21, 2019

How to create ‘Chefs of Tomorrow’

How to create ‘Chefs of Tomorrow’

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?!

Community

Nov 20, 2019

Up close with our Founder

Up close with our Founder

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!

Community

Nov 14, 2019

Dear Job Seekers...

Dear Job Seekers...

Sssh don't tell anyone, but we’re a bit obsessed with our candidates – you’re the people we care the most about!

Job Seekers

Nov 11, 2019

Chapter 29: It's all remote to me

Chapter 29: It's all remote to me

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.

Our Journey

Nov 5, 2019

The importance of understanding your customer

The importance of understanding your customer

Ok so in hospitality, 'the customer is always right', but maintaining client satisfaction is about really understanding your customer and being able to adapt.

Community

Nov 4, 2019

Top 4 skills for successful chefs

Top 4 skills for successful chefs

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.

Job Seekers

Oct 30, 2019

How is a diverse workforce beneficial in hospitality?

How is a diverse workforce beneficial in hospitality?

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.

Community

Oct 24, 2019

Chapter 28: Everyone's chasing the unicorn

Chapter 28: Everyone's chasing the unicorn

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.

Our Journey

Oct 22, 2019

5 people who don't want Recruitment Made Easy

5 people who don't want Recruitment Made Easy

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...!!

Community

Oct 15, 2019

Chapter 27: You can even get injured building a startup!

Chapter 27: You can even get injured building a startup!

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.

Our Journey

Oct 11, 2019

The new player in hospitality

The new player in hospitality

The key to success in the hospitality space has got to be understanding your market, I mean REALLY understanding your market!

Community

Oct 2, 2019

Chapter 26: Why make it harder?

Chapter 26: Why make it harder?

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.

Our Journey

Oct 1, 2019

Why should restaurants care about sustainability?

Why should restaurants care about sustainability?

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.

Community

Sep 23, 2019

Chapter 25: Is transparent clear enough for you?

Chapter 25: Is transparent clear enough for you?

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.

Our Journey

Sep 18, 2019

Chapter 24: What's your position?

Chapter 24: What's your position?

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.

Our Journey

Sep 11, 2019

Chapter 23: What I've learnt writing a Blog for 6 months

Chapter 23: What I've learnt writing a Blog for 6 months

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.

Our Journey

Sep 3, 2019

Chapter 22: YOU run a startup for 12 months — I dare you!

Chapter 22: YOU run a startup for 12 months — I dare you!

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.

Our Journey

Aug 28, 2019

Let's go fishing...the Marlin way!

Let's go fishing...the Marlin way!

Ever wondered why we're called Marlin? Well, truth be known, we're a little obsessed by these creatures, and here's why...

Community

Aug 15, 2019

The challenges of hiring hospitality staff

The challenges of hiring hospitality staff

When you've got a new way to hire staff in hospitality, there are some roadblocks to battle against.

Community

Aug 2, 2019

Chapter 21: Organic growth is gruelling

Chapter 21: Organic growth is gruelling

The organic growth that comes when starting out is key to understanding your startup before you start to scale.

Our Journey

Aug 1, 2019

Chapter 20: Fail, change then repeat

Chapter 20: Fail, change then repeat

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!

Our Journey

Jul 24, 2019

Chapter 19: A real test of belief

Chapter 19: A real test of belief

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.

Our Journey

Jul 16, 2019

Chapter 18: What we'll do next

Chapter 18: What we'll do next

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!

Our Journey

Jul 9, 2019

What's hot in hospitality?

What's hot in hospitality?

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.

Community

Jun 28, 2019

Chapter 17: The art of switching off

Chapter 17: The art of switching off

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!

Our Journey

Jun 27, 2019

Chapter 16: A glimmer of hope

Chapter 16: A glimmer of hope

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.

Our Journey

Jun 12, 2019

"We are not agents!"

"We are not agents!"

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.

Community

Jun 11, 2019

Chapter 15: Climbing Everest - Part 3

Chapter 15: Climbing Everest - Part 3

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.

Our Journey

Jun 7, 2019

"I want your blood" - just a little bit!

"I want your blood" - just a little bit!

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.

Community

Jun 5, 2019

Come on a Journey with Marlin

Come on a Journey with Marlin

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.

Community

Jun 4, 2019

Chapter 15: Climbing Everest - Part 2

Chapter 15: Climbing Everest - Part 2

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?

Our Journey

May 28, 2019

The Innovation of Cleaning Products

The Innovation of Cleaning Products

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.

Job Seekers

May 23, 2019

Chapter 15: Climbing Everest - Part 1

Chapter 15: Climbing Everest - Part 1

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.

Our Journey

May 23, 2019

Chapter 14: We need to evolve. And guess what… it takes time

Chapter 14: We need to evolve. And guess what… it takes time

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.

Our Journey

May 15, 2019

Top 5 Housekeeping Skills

Top 5 Housekeeping Skills

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.

Job Seekers

May 13, 2019

Chapter 13: We're doing this all for you!

Chapter 13: We're doing this all for you!

I don't want to make you feel bad but after all this really is all for you, our users.

Our Journey

May 8, 2019

Chapter 12: Recruitment agents will be gone in 10 years

Chapter 12: Recruitment agents will be gone in 10 years

Recruitment Agencies will disappear just like other antiquated business models before it.

Our Journey

Apr 26, 2019

To Tip or Not to Tip?

To Tip or Not to Tip?

Paying a service charge is a controversial topic, but it's also the 'elephant in the room' no-one wants to discuss.

Job Seekers

Apr 23, 2019

Chapter 11: We're getting there, it feels SLOW, but it really isn't

Chapter 11: We're getting there, it feels SLOW, but it really isn't

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.

Our Journey

Apr 17, 2019

Chapter 10: It's all happening for a reason

Chapter 10: It's all happening for a reason

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.

Our Journey

Apr 10, 2019

Chapter 9: Bye bye comfort zone!

Chapter 9: Bye bye comfort zone!

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.

Our Journey

Apr 2, 2019

AI in Hospitality: A Threat or An Asset?

AI in Hospitality: A Threat or An Asset?

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.

Job Seekers

Apr 1, 2019

Job Hunting in Uncertainty

Job Hunting in Uncertainty

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.

Job Seekers

Mar 28, 2019

Chapter 8: Daddy, how many candidates have registered?

Chapter 8: Daddy, how many candidates have registered?

This week we had a win. It was also a week with some difficult questions but as always we push on. Onwards and upwards!

Our Journey

Mar 26, 2019

Chapter 7: The Middlemen are dying!

Chapter 7: The Middlemen are dying!

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.

Our Journey

Mar 19, 2019

Top 5 Diet Trends

Top 5 Diet Trends

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.

Job Seekers

Mar 18, 2019

Chapter 6: It’s time to Quit!

Chapter 6: It’s time to Quit!

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.

Our Journey

Mar 12, 2019

Is Uber killing off luxury chauffeurs?

Is Uber killing off luxury chauffeurs?

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...

Job Seekers

Mar 6, 2019

Chapter 5 - So which hat will it be today?

Chapter 5 - So which hat will it be today?

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.

Our Journey

Mar 5, 2019

Keeping your cool in the kitchen

Keeping your cool in the kitchen

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...

Job Seekers

Feb 27, 2019

Chapter 4 - So you think you can help? This way please.

Chapter 4 - So you think you can help? This way please.

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.

Our Journey

Feb 26, 2019

Chapter 3: You could have the best product in the world, but if nobody knows about it…

Chapter 3: You could have the best product in the world, but if nobody knows about it…

Marketing is more important than the App itself. Find out why we are excited about our marketing.

Our Journey

Feb 19, 2019

Chapter 2 - We cracked it… I can’t believe it!

Chapter 2 - We cracked it… I can’t believe it!

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.

Our Journey

Feb 11, 2019

Chapter 1 - Life in a start-up. Be gentle this is my first post!

Chapter 1 - Life in a start-up. Be gentle this is my first post!

The first blog post from our founder who will now write a weekly honest insight into the journey of a start-up.

Our Journey

Feb 5, 2019