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Booking Systems for Small Businesses

Taking online bookings and filling your calendar with work doesn’t have to be difficult with these great small business systems.
About this event
Level : Beginner


Friday, 4 June 2021

WA: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (AWST)

NT: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ACST)

QLD: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM (AEST)

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)
This workshop is brought to you by Business Station and AusIndustry under the ASBAS Digital Solutions Program


Dante St James is a Lead Trainer, accredited Marketing Science Professional, Digital Marketing Associate, certified Media Planner and Media Buyer with Facebook Australia & New Zealand. He is also a Training Partner for Google’s Digital Springboard, the Australian Government’s BeConnected program and the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s Stay Safe Online program. His background in digital technology, the media and owning his own small businesses has led to an approach that takes in the best practices from the world’s leading marketers, condensing the most relevant information into bite-sized pieces to help small businesses move forward without all the techno-jargon.

#bookings #scheduling #payments

Important – Participating businesses must be aware that this information will be provided to the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources for program evaluation and reporting purposes; and businesses may be approached by a representative from the Department to complete a survey on the services provided.

PLEASE NOTE: To register for this event you must be a business (0-19 employees) and provide your ABN.