We stand in solidarity with our Black community. We are committed to action that advances justice and racial equity. As individuals and an organization, we recognize our privilege and are committed using our position to further change in our society. For next steps, here is what we are doing:
Many years ago Olark put our donation matching program in place. This program was spearheaded by a member of our DevOps team back when we were a tiny company. Since its inception we've made it more streamlined, but still run it with a shoestring amount of effort.
And how to reach Olark during the last week of the year
Happy holidays everyone! Wherever you are, the entire Olark family wishes you all the best as we close out 2017 and get ready to flip calendars over to 2018.
Can you believe that it's almost 2017? At Olark we end each year with a reduced support schedule to give our entire team an opportunity to reflect and spend time with their families.
Starting Monday, December 26 our team will be taking time away from the computer to join family and friends for the holiday season. Our regular support schedule will resume on Tuesday, January 3.
I can't believe we're about to close the books on 2015. Where did the time go?
People sometimes ask - what would you do differently if you had to start another company all over again?
There’s a good chance that right now someone is browsing your site and considering making a purchase.
And although I’m happy you’re here reading our blog :-), I’d like to offer some ideas that you can apply to your own site and start converting those browsers into buyers.
In the early days of Olark, we took a very traditional approach to customer support. We did what most companies do and hired someone smart to handle it. Andrew did such an amazing job of handling issues that we hardly heard from our customers.
In the Fall of 2009, Andrew decided to go back to college and finish his degree. So we had to change things up a bit.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius
For me building companies was never about money. It has always been about creating self sustaining organizations where I could hang out with my friends doing something that we all enjoyed.