BBP 007 : How Technology Can Help You Boost Your Salon Business

How Technology Can Help You Boost Your Salon Business Image

Intro Bit . . .

In todays episode we are looking at how else technology can help you to grow your beauty business and particularly what FREE tools are available for you to use.

I am joined today by a special guest, Leah Hutcheon and she is the Founder and CEO of Appointedd software, which is one of the 2 software systems that I recommended in the last article.

I thought it would be a great topic to talk about here on the podcast as we run through what tools and resourses are available out there, what we use in our own businesses and what tools and websites we recommend to any business owner, particularly the independent beauty business owner like yourself.

PLUS: We have a competition to win £600 of Laptop Computer and Booking Software to help you grow your Beauty Business this year! Click Here for more info.

The Show Notes . . .

Leah’s tips on what to think about before taking on any salon software. (13m 30s)

Want to Check Out Appointedd? Use this link to get a 30 Day FREE Trial plus 10% Discount for life should you decide to become a paying customer!

Marketing Stuff

Stock Photos: Everything is listed in this handy blog post!

Canva – Just the best custom images tool out there!

Pic Monkey – Online Photo Editor

“It’s ever more important that we look professional as  service providers”  – Leah Hutcheon from Appointedd [Tweet This]

Social Media Scheduling

Buffer – A better way to share on social media (scheduling tool)

Hootsuite – A FREE Social Media Dashboard

Hubspot – Serious Software for Social Media and Content Creation

Organisation

Evernote – Awesome note taking app (plus a whole lot more)

Trello – Share information and ideas with people in your team to get things done more efficiently (yes it does work offline . . we checked!)

Task Management within Appointedd Software : Click Here

Google Docs – No more need for Word and Excel (unless you can’t get online)

Slack – Communication Tool . . . difficult to explain so check out this fun video

. . . and for all your inappropriate GIF’s . . . GIF Website

Other bits and pieces . . 

Canva . . . so good we mentioned it twice!

Quora – Answers to pretty much any question you can think of!

Google Fonts . . . more fonts than you could ever need!

Designista – Waiting for a link for this?

Fiverr.com – Custom Artwork, Graphics, Logo’s, Design . . .

My Favourite Tip: CoSchedule Headline Analyser – Score your headlines and tweets to make them more attractive to readers!

Blog Post: How to grow your social media followers with no budget! 

 

FREE Webinar: 17 Killer Facebook Post Ideas for Aesthetic, Salon and Spa Professionals with Me and Catherine Trebble – Various Dates and times . . . . click this link for details of the next one!

 

Leah’s tips for keeping track of all your online stuff tools and software:-

  • Use products that do multiple tasks
  • Use products that integrate with each other

Check out Appointedd’s integration with over 30+ other business tools!

Websites

Weebly – Build your own website (images, fonts and all)

WordPress – the powerful one

Tumbler – the arty one

Squarespace – the easy one

 

A Surprise for Leah! Check out my video where I create a ‘fake’ Salon on Appointedd in 12 minutes including staff  details, staff photos, adding treatments and even making an Online Booking LIVE on the Internet!!!

 

The Competition: Win a years license of Appointedd Software PLUS a Laptop computer (yours to keep for ever) plus a copy of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel and Powerpoint) . . . for details and to enter CLICK HERE