The year 2020 is coming to an end. You deal with resolutions, your loved ones, your life. And you ask yourself - like every year before - what is really important.
We pull together all our sentimentality and everything we learned in driving school and answer the question as follows: "The shoulder look!"
Stop! If you now think that we haven't understood anything in life, that might be a bit hasty. Looking over your shoulder has certainly saved the lives of some cyclists. This year he gives us a lot of joie de vivre. Can we convince you to stop and take a look back with and?
We were able to experience a highlight every month. 🎈
In January, SUSHI BIKES moves into the second - but first real office in Munich's Lehel. To date, Andy has been working from a small room in a disused wholesale market hall. Now the new office needs to be revived - and that's how Vera started at SUSHI.
February is characterized by bikes, bikes, bikes. Andy and Vera drive to Rotterdam and examine the first SUSHIs in the warehouse. The first SUSHI BIKES will be shipped in mid-February. 🚲
SUSHI BIKES is growing. First by Cedric in March, then by Anna in April. The training of the two interns takes place almost exclusively online - thanks to Corona. It doesn't seem to have been particularly bad, however, because both are still part of the team. 😍
At Easter, a surprise of a different kind: The well-known influencer Carmushka asks for e-bike recommendations via a story. She decides on the SUSHI BIKE and Andy drives a C2 past her on the Easter weekend. The campaign works and Andy, Anna and Vera spend many hours answering the incoming message requests.
In May, Jan and Marco set foot in the SUSHI office for the first time. Jan full-time and Marco - yes, "what does Marco actually do?" - provides us as a logistics intern with a range of fun, entertainment and story potential.
In the Facebook Owners group the hashtag #stillwaiting is established . What begins in a small circle will make history at SUSHI over the course of the year!
Kathrin, Angi, Jana and Philip will follow in the following month, as will Anne, who will be available to answer your questions as the person responsible for customer support. The office is full, but fortunately there are so many road trips to Hamburg, Berlin and Flensburg on the agenda that the full workforce is rarely on site. And if they do, then usually for a team evening on the Isar, or in the backyard with a barbecue, aperol and/or a beer after work. ☀️🍹
Becci and Marylou will join in July. Now the office is bursting at the seams, and Andy's collar. After only six months, the search for a larger office begins again. It's amazing how fast that went!
If it gets too crowded inside, you just go outside. On July 29th there will be a big party in the backyard: SUSHI BIKES will be 1 year old! 🎉
With so much manpower, you can try something new: A TV spot is designed in August and goes live in the same month. 💪
In September, Vera will receive marketing support from Rebecca.We also charm former intern Philip and persuade him to stay with us and deal with the logistics 24/7 from now on. Henrik also ensures that the finances run smoothly and Andy has to justify every Amazon order from now on. Luckily, the shrimp cushions were ordered a few months ago. 😬 In addition to a lot of fun, this month there is an important fundamental decision that will not make Andy's gray hair any less: Becci has found two potential office spaces. Now we're spoiled for choice... And we're moving to Thierschstrasse at the end of September.
It's October. New office, new team members, new app. Max and Ronja enrich the SUSHI team and are also allowed to diligently track kilometers... with the WASABI app, which Cedric and Yannik are able to launch after only half a year of work. What a success! And that's how it goes: Our testival in Nuremberg enjoys lively participation and the subsequent virtual Facebook testival will be at least as crazy as it is entertaining and informative. Thanks for the many laughs! 🍣 😁
After a month in the new office, it should be enough. Due to Corona, the entire team is working from home, including the newcomers Tom and Jan. We stick to our routines and the daily standup quickly becomes everyone's highlight of the day and is only topped by the weekly team evening on Thursday. The event is of course promoted internally every week anew via specially created photomontages and the atmosphere is heated up properly.
Another highlight awaits us at the end of November: PINK FRIDAY will be a success we could never have dreamed of! 🔥
December, Christmas, New Year. Suddenly everything is just a mush. It feels like nothing happened in 2020, right? You were only at home anyway...
👉 We may be thinking and feeling like this about the year 2020 at the moment. If it were, the last few lines would never have been written. That should be proof enough that a look over your shoulder is always worthwhile. Because you might overlook something. For example, many beautiful moments. 😉
We want to hit the ground running again next year. Are you in?
To a great & successful year 2021! 💥