Booking Systems for Small Businesses

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Booking Systems for Small Businesses

Webinar
Presented by Dante St James

It’s called the “when are you available shuffle.” It’s that awkward back and forth between you and your customer, trying to work out when you’re both available to see each other. In the old days, someone would be back at the office arranging all this for you. In today’s lean, mean small business machine, you’re doing this yourself. Often from your phone.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to put your available somewhere online, or in an email so that people could just book you in when you’re available. Even better… what if they could pay you up-front at the time of booking, get email notifications that they booked, get reminder emails or even text messages, and when they need to cancel or rescheduled, it all gets done without you needing to type single text or reply to a single voicemail?

Today’s small business bookings systems are great to use, full of features and act like your personal assistant.

In this introduction to a few systems that will suit sole traders of all types, from lawnmowers to massage therapists, you will learn:

- The most common features of online booking systems
- How Calendly handles your bookings (free to use with paid upgrades)
- How TidyCal handles bookings and schedules (one-off lifetime cost)
- How Novocall Timesync handles bookings (one-off lifetime cost)
- How Timely handles bookings and more (monthly subscription)

about the presenter

Dante is a Digital Solutions Advisor, founder of the digital agency, Clickstarter, and an experienced speaker, presenter and trainer across media, marketing and technology.

With a background in both digital and traditional media since 1996 when he was still studying Medicine, Dante is now one of just 7 accredited Facebook Community Trainers in Australia and the only person in Australia to have also added certification in Facebook’s Digital Marketing Associate, Marketing Science, Media Planner and Media Buyer courses.

Also a Google Digital Springboard program partner and holder of some 82 individual technology certifications, he is a highly capable advisor across Digital Marketing, Social Media, CRM systems, workflow management, GSuite and office productivity tools, desktop security, Websites, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), eCommerce, Instant Communication and leveraging technology for small businesses of all types.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (WSU) – 1998
  • Master of Medicine (Rural Generalism, WSU) – 2000
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, WSU) – 1998
  • Master of Clinical Psychology (PhD WSU) – 2000
  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems (UNSW) – 2016
  • Master of Business Information Systems (UNSW) – 2016
  • Certificate I in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2008
  • Certificate II in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2008
  • Certificate III in Information Digital Media and Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2009
  • Certificate IV in Information Technology (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2010
  • Certificate IV in Digital Media Technologies (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2011
  • Advanced Diploma of Information Technology Business Analysis (OTEN TAFE NSW) – 2012
  • Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies (TAFE NSW) – 2013,
    Foundation Certificate in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2016
  • Foundation Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2016
  • Certificate in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2017
  • Certificate in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2017
  • Diploma in Professional Digital Marketing (CIM UK) – 2018
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing (CIM UK) – 2019
  • Statement of Attainment in Cyber Security (TAFE NSW) – June 2020
  • Facebook Australia & New Zealand Certified Community Trainer (Facebook) – February 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Digital Marketing Associate (Facebook) – July 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Media Planner (Facebook) – September 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Media Buyer (Facebook) – November 2019
  • Facebook Blueprint Certified Marketing Science (Facebook) – February 2020
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills for Work (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills to Boost Your Career or Business (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019
  • Digital Springboard Accredited Trainer in Skills for Starting Your Own Business (Google & Infoxchange) – April 2019

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