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Product news and tips to grow your business.

Cyber Monday comes around once a year! Plans and objectives for small business owners

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is a significant shopping holiday. It’s about online shopping and so much more! That feeling of shopping from your own comfortable couch at home, with a nice cup of hot chai latte in your hand. No need to go to the mall, find parking, be out in the rain and deal with the craziness of the crowds. Everything is online! And you know what? Clients absolutely love it! How prepared is your small business to be part of the “online shopping party”? Is your objective well defined to get a slice of the profit… Read More

9 key benefits of Appointfix Ultimate that will make you more productive and professional

Our goal at Appointfix is to make your life easier when it comes to managing your schedule. And our Basic (free) plan is a good place to start. But if you’re serious about saving time by automating certain tasks (like sending appointment reminders), then you should definitely consider the Ultimate plan.  Under the Basic and Premium plans, the messages to your clients (instant booking notifications, reminders, follow-ups) are sent via your device and carrier. However, due to restrictions from the iOS and Android operating systems, a tap is required for each reminder to be sent. This means lost time and… Read More

Black Friday discounts and tips to grow your business

After looking at Low budget Thanksgiving marketing ideas for small business owners in a previous article, let’s take a quick look at some Black Friday tips and discounts. Did you know that if we compare Black Friday with any other Friday of the year, on Black Friday sales increase by 663%? That would be the global average. In the USA and the UK the percentage is even higher! So how would you like to sell at least 7 times more this year, considerably increasing your profit margins? Sounds good? Keep reading.   What is Black Friday and why should you… Read More

8 reasons why you should consider getting Appointfix Premium this Black Friday

We started Appointfix with the idea that we want to help professionals become more productive and help them save time when it comes to managing their schedules. And we always wanted to have a free plan (Basic), in order to support businesses like yours that are just getting started or are still small.  As your business grows and you can afford to pay a small fee for our app, we want to help you even more with our paid plans. Premium and Ultimate will help you gain more freedom, they’ll bring you more flexibility, and support you to better serve… Read More

Low budget Thanksgiving marketing ideas for small business owners

What a month November is for you, if you’re a small business owner! It all starts with Thanksgiving, then there’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday! That means five special marketing campaign possibilities, in pretty much the same number of days. It is a wonderful opportunity for small business owners and independent professionals to get more sales and new customers. It can also look like a crazy task. So we are trying to give you some very practical ideas you can apply immediately and successfully.   How can you do something that will have a lasting impact… Read More

Now you can create personal events and block off time in Appointfix

Our mission at Appointfix is to make your life easier when it comes to managing your schedule. However, up until now, we didn’t have a way to create personal events or to block off time in Appointfix. This changes with our last update, available now on the App Store and Google Play. We’ve now introduced an easy way to create personal events, so no more back and forth between your Google/Apple Calendar and Appointfix, when it comes to your personal events.How does it work?   Really simple. Like before, double tap on the calendar or use the “+” icon and… Read More

Save time by importing multiple people at once from Contacts

Until now Appointfix had a small integration with your Contacts and when you were adding a client, you would get suggestions from your Contacts. Tapping on a suggestion would import that person from Contacts into Clients in Appointfix. But this meant you could only import people one by one, which was time-consuming.  Starting with our latest version 5.6, now available, you are able to import multiple people at once from Contacts. To access this new feature, just head over to Menu > Clients and tap the icon in the upper right corner. You’ll be able to select all the contacts… Read More

[Lash & Brow artists] Job challenges, eyelash trends and industry statistics

Thinking about what seems to be the biggest trend in the Beauty Industry, let’s talk about lash artists and some of the challenges they face as small business owners working with appointments, clients, schedules and constant need to attract new clientele. In numbers, according to this report published on Reuters, “the global market for false eyelashes has been witnessing high demand for the last few years and is projected to reach $1,754 million by 2023 compared to $1,147 million in 2017”. That makes it a good business to be in. North America is dominating the False Eyelashes Market with over… Read More

Do you work at your clients’ address? We have a surprise!

If you run a business where you go to the customer’s address to do the work, like for example you’re a mobile dog groomer or you have a landscaping business, we have some good news for you. With our latest update, we have introduced a new field in the appointment, LOCATION. Simply tap the “Add location” link which is situated in the lower area of the appointment’s screen and start typing an address. Once you type 2, 3 letters you’ll see a list of Suggestions. If one of them matches what you wanted to add, just tap on it and… Read More

[Nail Techs] Appointment booking, automated client reminders and more how-to-grow-your-business tips for nail salons

Nail technicians are solopreneurs. Manicurist, pedicurists, nail techs are artists making this world a more beautiful place, one nail at a time. It might seem their main job is just to clean, shape and beautify fingernails and toenails. But their hidden power is to bring more beauty into the world one client at a time. And the goal is to have happy clients, make more money and grow their nail business. Your profession is your passion Your day to day work as a nail tech includes discussing nail services with your clients, treatments, cleaning, trimming, polishing and decorating nails with… Read More