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So You Want to Crowdfund Your Business?

Posted by Rebecca Parker on Nov 25, 2015 8:30:00 AM

You’ve got your idea, your business model, and buckets of enthusiasm. By all accounts, you should be gearing up to get this show on the road, but that bank account is looking pretty unhelpfully, well, empty.

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Topics: startup, crowdfunding

5 Effective Ways Salons Can Boost Bookings This Christmas

Posted by Lola Louise Leach on Nov 24, 2015 5:29:22 PM

Christmas and New Year are creeping up fast… Eeek! But don’t panic, we’ve got your back.

Such a busy season ahead means business at your hair or beauty salon will be thriving. It’s your biggest chance of the year to make money - so now is the time to step it up, because in a few weeks you’ll be way too busy!

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Topics: online booking, social booking, Hair, Facebook booking, small business, salon help, salons, how to get more bookings at christmas

Our Beginner’s Guide to Marketing: Effective Emails

Posted by Alice Davyson on Nov 23, 2015 11:36:05 AM

As an accompaniment to our Guide to Social Media Marketing, we have put together the ultimate guide to email marketing (we spoil you, we really do). 

Email marketing is sometimes thought to be ‘outdated’ and ‘old school’, but there are 4.3 billion email accounts in the world and together we all send 196 billion emails a DAY.

If you still aren’t convinced, 91% of customers check their emails every single day, and 77% of consumers say they actually prefer email marketing.

So it’s a great way to market your business and it’s actually really easy to get right.

Here are our top tips to perfecting your email style to get business flooding in.

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Topics: CRM, email marketing

10 Signs You’ve Got Your Business Under Control

Posted by Leah Hutcheon on Nov 20, 2015 2:26:07 PM
Appointedd is all about empowering businesses with the tools to better control your time. We’d like to think that those who use Appointedd, may experience some of the following awesome outcomes...
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Topics: appointedd, time saving, happiness

5 Top Tips to taking online bookings from Facebook

Posted by Clare Mackey on Nov 19, 2015 12:03:56 PM

Being on top of your social media is tough work and all of your great content on Facebook will be attracting a whole new audience that you can capture. This blog post gives you Appointedd’s 5 top tips to turning social traffic into a full appointment book.

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Topics: online booking, Facebook booking, promoted posts

Your Smart Phone as Business Command Central: 6 Great Apps

Posted by Rebecca Parker on Nov 18, 2015 9:07:00 AM

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Topics: small business, hacks, freelance, apps

Our Beginner's Guide to Marketing: Social Media in Four Steps

Posted by Alice Davyson on Nov 16, 2015 3:32:52 PM


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Big Dos and Don’ts of Website Design

Posted by Rebecca Parker on Nov 11, 2015 3:07:00 PM

Your company website is often the first point of contact with new customers. They’re looking for a service and suddenly, like the Lady of Lake emerging with Excalibur, there your business appears, wielding the answer.

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Topics: booking website, company website, website design

How To Destress For Success: Our Top 10 Relaxation Tips

Posted by Lola Louise Leach on Nov 11, 2015 11:58:53 AM

Running a small business can be one wacky roller-coaster ride at times. Stress can build-up, making it difficult to focus. Your task list can seem never-ending and you have no idea where to start. What’s more is that this stress could affect your staff, clients and even family life.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, small business, task management, stress management

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Increase Productivity and Get More Free Time

Posted by Alice Davyson on Nov 9, 2015 10:34:36 AM
The face of intense concentration that comes when you want to relax but work keeps getting in the way.
As a solopreneur the feeling that you could always be doing more for your business never really goes away. Even when you are catching up on your favourite TV show chances are you will be surreptitiously checking your business online and having to constantly pause the action, so that sneaky latest episode of Downton Abbey ends up taking around two hours to watch. 

As a solopreneur your time is how you make your money which is why taking a proper break without thinking about your business can feel so impossible. But recent study on LinkedIn has shown that being busy, despite sometimes being seen as a badge of honour, just makes us less productive, creating a never­ending cycle of stressed, busy people.
So to save you the time you would even spend thinking about it, here at Team Appointedd we have come up with a simple list of easy ways you can immediately start to shave the minutes and perhaps hours from those menial tasks that can sometimes seem to swallow up your entire day.
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Topics: easy, productivity tool, save time, Increase productivity