Out with the old and in with the new
The idea of scheduling all your appointments on large excel sheets or overfilled diaries is a thing of the past. Small businesses are now gradually switching to digital calendars and online appointment scheduling and in turn improving their business output as customers have the ability to make appointments online, anywhere, anytime.
To get to this stage, it is recommended to follow the next 7 steps for success as a small business.
7 methods for a small business to boost adoption of online booking
1. Promotion, Promotion, Promotion
When committing your business to a CRM / Online booking system you need to “go big or go home”. Meaning, you need to promote the fact that you are now accepting new appointments through online booking.
This should be advertised anywhere your customer has most interaction within your business. For example, good places to advertise would be next to your cashier,…
Tint gives businesses an easy way to bring Social Media Feeds to their websites
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Last year, Chris Soames highlighted that companies are looking for ways to aggregate their social media content in one branded area, which we refer to as 'Social Hubs'.
There are already platforms or technology to support this, but recently Tint (http://www.tintup.com) has been getting rave reviews such as this intro from Rip Empson at TechCrunch. He explains how USC graduates, Tim Sae Koo, Nikhil Aitharaju, Eunice Noh and Ryo Chiba launched Tint in December 2012 as a simple, DIY platform that helps brands aggregate, curate and display social media feeds from multiple networks on their websites, in their mobile apps, Facebook pages and event displays.
So, it helps brands create social hubs on top of their digital properties. Businesses can link their Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest,…