Four areas to consider measuring in your business

We’ve looked recently at strategies and systems that can help you manage your business more effectively. But how do you check to see whether you’re actually making a difference? Here’s some examples of how successful businesses use measurement to check that they’re on the right track. Measuring your financial position When you run a small business, […]
By |November 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Appointment Books Can’t Help Repeat Bookings

There is no doubt about it, at the heart of any salon business is a trusty appointment book. Salon owners rely on their appointment books to keep them organised and in control of their business. This is where every scheduled appointment, cancellation, and customer contact detail is recorded.  However, after many conversations with salon owners, we have […]

Life’s a Pitch: BFS Hi-Growth Speed Pitch Challenge

Team Appointedd is getting excited… On the first Wednesday of November 2014, the hi-growth speed pitch challenge will take place in Edinburgh – and we’ve got some friends taking part! So it was the perfect opportunity for us to have a chat with the organiser of Business Forum Scotland, Mary Strachan, and some of […]
By |October 29th, 2014|Events|0 Comments

Lessons Learned about Learning Lessons from Brad Sugars

On Monday night, Appointedd attended a seminar in Glasgow held by the phenomenal Brad Sugars on his Buying Customers Tour. For those of you who don’t know about him, Brad Sugars is the founder and chairman of ActionCOACH, and has owned and operated 56 companies in his time. He is also the author of a number […]
By |October 24th, 2014|Small Businesses, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

How to make the most of a negative review

It is an increasing tendency: more and more people look online before making the decision to have a service performed in a small business they do not know about. It is perfectly normal; everybody wants to make sure they will get what they want. People need some insurance before trying a new place, so […]
By |October 22nd, 2014|Business Tips|0 Comments

Three ways your brain could be tricking you when it comes to time

Has today’s work flown by or is it dragging along? You may be surprised to find that everything from how tired you are to how hot the room is might affect how your brain has perceived the passage of time. We’ve looked previously at how you can manage your time when you’re working, but […]
By |October 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why we’re excited about Hyper-Local Ads – and why you should be too!

Within the next few months a fabulous opportunity is coming to small businesses in the UK and we’re super excited about it! Facebook have just announced the launch of their new hyper-local ads, allowing small businesses such as yours to target their local audience at the lowest cost. It shows your advert to people within your […]
By |October 15th, 2014|Latest Trends, Small Businesses|0 Comments

Time-Saving Tips for the Timepreneurs!

At Appointedd, we have small businesses at the heart of everything we do. We’re passionate about empowering them to succeed, as easily and efficiently as possible. Whether you are a photographer, freelancer, salon, DJ, therapist, or cleaner – you are all in the business of selling your most valuable asset – time. You guys […]
By |October 10th, 2014|Small Businesses, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Make the (online) bookings come in!

If you are reading this, chances are you started using Appointedd (or another online booking software, that’s fine too!) or that you are considering doing so for your business. Well, that is great! Switching to online booking is a great way to improve your business and be more efficient.  Starting to use an online […]
By |October 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Business Tools to Disguise Freak Outs

Every small business and startup has those crazy days, or weeks, or possibly even months when you literally spend the entire time running around like a headless chicken. This could be for a number of reasons: deadlines – or worse – changing deadlines; a chock-a-block week booked full of appointments; events and travelling, or just […]
By |October 3rd, 2014|Business Tips, Small Businesses|0 Comments