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QUIZ Are You Working 9-5 or Open All Hours?

Posted by Rebecca Parker on Feb 3, 2016 6:05:43 PM

Hey, you. Yes, you! When was the last time you took a day off? Last weekend? Really? Are you sure?

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Topics: work-life balance, quiz

29 Totally Free Online Design Tools (Tried and Tested)

Posted by Lola Louise Leach on Feb 2, 2016 1:55:27 PM

Time for a little treat!

Designing and branding your business online can seem like a mega task. But hey, it’s an important one! So where can you find all the best FREE tools out there, without trudging through 1000s of Google pages? Well right here with us at Team Appointedd of course!

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Topics: Design, small business, Infographics, website design, online marketing, free online design tools, free stuff, free photos, social media, social media marketing

5 Easy Ways Every #Smallbiz Owner can De-Stress

Posted by Alice Davyson on Feb 1, 2016 5:27:53 PM
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Topics: marketing, de-stress, time-saver

How to make international business less of an Odyssey and more of a breeze

Posted by Rebecca Parker on Jan 27, 2016 5:00:50 PM

We all love the internet - provider of amusing animal videos et al - and one of its biggest advantages is its ability to bring people together the world over. It is, in fact, a global marketplace in all senses: the place people go to share stories, information, meet up with pals, and (crucially) buy and sell.

For SMEs and freelancers who either do already or are hoping to take their business across the pond (or anywhere else in the world), there’s not a whole lot standing in your way in this digital age. But it can still feel a bit daunting, and there are definitely stumbling blocks that make it a more complicated and time-consuming undertaking than being a simple home-grown, one-country operation.

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Topics: small business, freelance, Stripe, time-zones, international

How To Start Taking Appointments Online in 3 Easy Steps

Posted by Lola Louise Leach on Jan 26, 2016 9:30:00 AM

 

Do you have your own Hair or Beauty business? Looking to step up your game by moving online? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We'll show you how start taking appointments online in 3 easy steps.

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Topics: online booking, hair and beauty, booking website, Facebook booking, small business, microsite, appointment software, appointments booking software for salons

5 Surprising Ways Procrastination Can Improve Your Productivity

Posted by Alice Davyson on Jan 25, 2016 4:22:02 PM
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Topics: productivity tool, procrastination

To Bitcoin or not to Bitcoin... that is the question

Posted by Rebecca Parker on Jan 20, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Bitcoin has had its ups and downs over the last few years - 2013 saw its value peak at $1,200, but at the time of writing the value sits at $447 - and some have decided this means Bitcoin is on the way out. But with the unveiling of the first Bitcoin debit card last year, there are whisperings that 2016 is the year this cryptocurrency really starts to take off, not just in niche online communities, but out “there” in the “real world”.

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Topics: Stripe, bitcoin for business, integrations, bitcoin, Pro/Cron

6 Easy Ways Small Businesses Can Keep Staff Motivated

Posted by Lola Louise Leach on Jan 19, 2016 9:59:39 PM

Staff are the bread and butter of every small business. Taking care of them should be high on your list of priorities. But we know managing and motivating staff can be a challenge, especially if you’re a busy business owner.

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Topics: small business, small business tips, staff motivation

Five Ways Appointedd can Simply Make Your Life Easier

Posted by Alice Davyson on Jan 18, 2016 4:29:13 PM

 

So, it’s two weeks into the New Year. I bet a lot of us have fallen down on our New Year’s resolutions already.

I resolved to simply ‘get more stuff done’. But I’ll be the first to admit that having that resolution hasn’t made it the slightest bit easier to climb out of bed on a Monday morning - especially in this weather! In fact, all it’s done is made me feel guilty if I don’t bound out of bed (which is a guilt that, let’s face it, we have enough of already!)

Sometimes resolutions just aren’t the best way of making yourself more productive, more motivated, or more anything! The thing is, we are all already working as hard as we can, and we don’t need to work any harder... we need to make things easier!

Our software is designed for small businesses, and we’ve made it our aim in life to give you guys a helping hand. Here are the five ways we guarantee Appointedd will make your life easier, meaning you can forget all about those guilt-creating ‘resolutions’!

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Topics: appointedd, online booking, CRM, marketing, Making Life Easier

6 Essential Productivity Tools for Business Success

Posted by Matt Williamson on Jan 14, 2016 4:33:07 PM

“Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician." – Lucille S. Harper

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Topics: tech, review, small business, technology