Fabulous February

Believe it or not, we are a month into 2016 already! Yeah, January bid us goodbye just a few days back. With the first day of the month being a Monday, we agree, it gets a little difficult to keep up with time.

But hey, now that Fabulous February is here, we have all the more time to enjoy the New Year. All the more time because 2016 happens to be a leap year. It being a leap year, February is going to be 29 days! 1 extra day! Imagine the things you can achieve in the extra 24 hours that we are getting this year.

Let’s begin with the basics. How are you doing with the changes you decided to make to your lifestyle this year? Almost there? Trying to incorporate them into your daily routine? Just don’t say that you haven’t started yet. In case you haven’t, let’s just say that January was the practice month. February is the time to seize the opportunities and grab them by the horns!

So what if the first day of the month was a Monday? The first weekend of the month is going to be a long one. 3 days of fun, family, friends.

Make sure to catch the Super Bowl Game on Sunday, February 7th. If you are not really into the Super Bowl games, catch up on all the crazy parties, food deals and celebrations wherever possible. Super Bowl 50 does not happen every day!

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Picture Credit – NJ.com

Monday, February 8th, is a double bonanza day. Chinese New Year and Family Day, too. It is definitely the day to spend with your family. Again, food, games, gossip and loved ones make it a memorable weekend. Oh, getting the little red envelopes from family members is going to be just one of the best things.

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Picture Credit – Jetpens.com

If you are the one who enjoys some thrill, weekend getaway with family or friends is even better. What say?

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Picture Credit – GrouseMountain.com

After the long weekend, Valentine’s Day falls on the next Sunday. With hearts and cupids all around, it is impossible not to celebrate it even if you are single. Singles night out, movie marathon, games night or any activity to keep you busy and keep the boredom at bay sounds perfect.

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Picture Credit – TasteOfWineCountry.com

Talking about keeping the boredom at bay, hot chocolate is something that can cheer you and warm you up anytime. When in a city like Raincouver, indulging in hot chocolate is heaven! And, no better time than now to please your hot chocolate cravings with the Hot Chocolate Festival being in full swing. Going on until the 14th of February, you still have handful of days left to taste some exotic flavours being served by all the participants.

From Thierry to Soirette to Chocolate Arts, make sure to taste their special flavors to become a self-proclaimed Hot Chocolate Specialist.
(Specialist and not snob, okay!)

Picture Credit - Thierry
Picture Credit – Thierry

So, plans are in place till the 14th but what about after that? We definitely know how to help you to keep busy but let’s talk about that in the next post.

Till then, Smile and Shine! 😀

 

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Make it a Happy New Year!

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The parties were fun, the food was delicious and the gifts were fantastic. With these, the Holiday Season of 2015 came to an end. Along with it, ended another fabulous year.
2015 was a great year for Team Daily and we are hoping 2016 is going to be even better.

Just as the New Year starts, one of the words that you get to hear here, there and everywhere is resolution!

My New Year’s Resolution is to do this, do that, accomplish this, accomplish that and so on and so forth. We, at Team Daily, do not believe in resolutions. We believe in goals. With the end result in mind, we start working towards it. Actually, more than the result, we enjoy the journey. It is the simple things in life that we like and appreciate. A smile from your co-worker, a cheerful greeting from a stranger, a scrumptious home-made meal, early morning sunshine, things like these just make every day a little different, a little more happier.

How are you going to be happy this year? Struggle to achieve the resolutions? No! Instead, make little changes to a healthier and happier you.

As a Team, below are some changes that we are looking to make in our daily lives this year. We suggest, you try these, too. And, let us know what you think!

  • Walk – Walk whenever you can. Walk around the office, around the town, in the park, anywhere.
  • Stretch – Every now and then, get up stretch. Breathe in, breathe out and see the difference.
  • Smile – Smile. You do not know whose day you’ll make with that beautiful smile!
  • Talk – Talk about what we feel. Talk to someone instead of texting and messaging.
  • Connect – Connect with family, friends, colleagues. Isn’t life all about making connections?
  • Read – Read as many books possible. Informative magazines and newspapers count, too. Let’s start with a new book each month. What say?
  • Eat – Eat healthy. Not skip meals. Eat what the heart desires and not what someone suggested!
  • Drink – Drink lots of water. If you are not drinking enough water, keep a reminder to do so.
  • Balance – Try to give as much time to life as we do to work. There is more to life than the computer screen!
  • Dress well – Dress in a way that makes us feel the most comfortable and happy!
  • Worry Less – Things are never the same. Instead of worrying, let’s work to resolve the troubles.

Let us all trying incorporating these little changes to our lives to be a little more happier each day.

Of course, there are so many more things to discuss and change but let’s first take some baby steps.
The small changes are the ones that make bigger differences! On this note, here is wishing you all a Happy New Year with a Happier You! 🙂

You Were Fantastic, 2015!

Full of surprises, Fantastic and Fabulous! These three words sum up 2015 for Team Daily. As a startup, each day is a different adventure and we have thoroughly enjoyed the last 365 days.

Every day, it is the trust of our Customers, hard work of our Delivery Specialists and the backing of our Internal Team that keeps us going.

Before we begin to talk about the remarkable things that Team Daily did in 2015, we would like to thank everyone for their support. Going by the things we have planned for 2016, be assured, you will only be proud of us.

Our year began with some press coverage. Being one of the first times, we were ecstatic. Thank you Business in Vancouver and 24Hrs Vancouver for making our year start on a  news-tastic note. Both these articles spoke about Team Daily, our business model and scooters. You would have seen our scooters throughout Downtown. But, have you spotted our Smart? You should have in the past year. Smart was one of the firsts to join Team Daily in 2015.

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As we were working on serving more clients and engaging with more customers, we happened to audition for Dragons’ Den.
What happened after the auditions, you have seen it and lived it with us. From preparing to packing to pitching, Dragons’ Den definitely kept us on our feet throughout the year. Thank you Michelle & Joe for believing in Team Daily.

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Yes, we were pitching and were pitching about how we are growing by leaps and bounds. Our move to the new office highlights our growth. Spacious and colorful, our new office is helping our team work and connect better. Talking about the Team, from developers to dispatchers and interns, we on-boarded new team members and cannot be more happy to have all of them around.

 

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When you have such supporting people around, celebrating your first time on National Television turns out be even better. This is exactly what happened with us when we hosted our Dragons’ Den Viewing Party at the Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar. We would like to thank everyone who attended it and cheered for us. Your belief in us makes us want to achieve more every single day.

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Being on National Television has it’s perks. Not only do people recognize our ‘Stache Brothers’ more, articles about Team Daily in different publications are making us humble. Thank you SFU, BCTIA, Financial Post, and BetaKit for writing about the essence of Team Daily.

The true essence of Team Daily is serving our vast array of clients. 2015 has been lucky for us since we partnered up with many stores throughout the year. From Chocolate stores to Boutiques to Florists and Catering Services, we now work with the best names in Vancouver. Naming few of them would be unfair so here is thanking all of you for trusting the Bow-tie Squad. Your experience with Team Daily will only get better with time.

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If it is Team Daily, it is about the Community. This year, too, we were involved with different community initiatives. We were proud partners of this year’s edition of TEDxSFU. We would like to applaud their organizing committee for making the event a success this year again.

Another initiative that got us involved with the community was the Startup’s Care run for the Vancouver Food Bank. We are grateful for this opportunity, Startup’s Care.

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While we are busy serving partners in Vancouver, we are also thinking about the partners in Toronto, Montreal and Seattle. 2016 will see us working with more partners, serving more customers and expanding our army of Delivery Specialists.

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Since our year started on a terrific note, thanks to Dragons’ Den, we ended it on a shoot-tacular note. (Spoiler Alert) Some more airtime on National Television? Sure!

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All in all, 2015 was an amazing year for us. Going by our strategies, 2016 is going to the Real Game!

Hope it is the same with all of you.

As we like to say, here is wishing you all A Happy, Rocking & Delicious New Year! 🙂

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2014, the amazing year it was!

Its been an amazing first year at Daily as we set out a new path, working with local businesses and residents to help create more sustainable and interconnected communities in the neighbourhoods we serve. With just a couple of days left for 2015, we decided to look back at 2014 and reminisce the year it was.

This year started for us like every one of you. But, how did it start? We don’t remember anything! Anyway, we are glad to have crossed many milestones and achieved many targets this year. From expanding our operations, to serving more customers, to building new partnerships… WOAH ! We have done so much.

Special Mention
All of this would not have been possible without our partners Just-Eat, Food.ee, LazyMeal, Spoon.pm, MintyFusion, and DinnrTime who have been supporting us throughout. A BIG THANK YOU to you all!

Our Clients
Apart from our partners, we have had the pleasure to cater to, and work with some wonderful clients including A Thinking Ape, Have Culinary Training Society, Freshbowl, Build Direct, Dunns Famous BC, Rebellious Tomato, India Bistro, India Gate, Yummy Pizza , Chengdu Bistro, and Kadoya Japanese Restaurant. A BIG SHOUTOUT to all of you!

Our Expansion
We have been constantly looking into serving more customers, and have expanded our operations to the neighborhoods of Kitsilano, Arbutus, Shaughnessy, Cambie, Fairview, FalseCreek, Mount Pleaseant, Hastings, East Hastings, Grandview, Renfrew, Renfrew Heights, Collingwood, Victoria, Knight, Fraser, Main, Mackenzie Heights, Quilchena, and Kerridale in Vancouver.
In the coming year, we are looking to expand our operations in the UBC & SFU campuses, W&N Vancouver, and even Toronto.
Having listened to our customers’ feedback, we are working on Grabbit; our consumer focused app to cater specifically to our individual users.

Our Team
In addition to the operations, we have also expanded our team and on-boarded more than 200+ Community Specialists some of whom are students, fathers, teachers, and even professional athletes. As we hope to expand our operations in the future, we are always on the lookout for more Community Specialists as well as more talent to join us at the Core Team of Daily Delivery.

Community Engagement
Coming to the community, we are honoured to have sponsored and serve the Greater Vancouver Food Bank program, StartUps-Care, and TEDxSFU this year.

So much achieved and so much more to look forward to! It was a collective effort of everyone that has brought about such a successful year for us.
Stay tuned with us for more exciting news in the coming year!
Till then, here is wishing everyone a very Happy, Rocking and Delicious New Year ahead!

The Year in Numbers
Over 25,000 Orders delivered in the first year of our operations.
Saved over 400,000 minutes of people’s time.
Delivered over a $1 million worth of food.