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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Chapter 12: Recruitment agents will be gone in 10 years

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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