How to Set Goals for You and Your Business

Set Goals this New Year

The idea to set goals at the start of the new year is a tradition dating back to Babylonians some 4,000 years ago.

It’s a chance to start over, to buckle down, to make a change. It’s a chance to start new.

Or at least, that’s the idea.

Unfortunately, only 64% of people stick to their new years resolutions past the first month. And, as few as, 14% of people are still sticking to and working towards their goal by the end of the year.

That’s a whole lot of people to have given up on something that’s important to them!

Here’s the thing though. It’s not always that the world is full of people that just quit. Sometimes it’s about the goal that is set. Really,there is a bit of a trick to goal setting.

When done right, a goal you set is meant to drive you forward and lead you to a better version of yourself, and in the case of the business owner, to a better version of your business.

6 Tricks to Set Goals The Right Way

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Reducing No-Shows as Easy as 1-2-3!

When you’re a service oriented business that lives on appointments, reducing no-shows is kind of a big deal. And if it’s not on your radar to build your success, then it should be now.

The good news: Reducing no-shows is pretty simple.

One: Think Like a Customer not Like a the Business Owner

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Your business is your daily. It’s your focus. You believe your services are essential to people’s lives and live your business day in and out.

If you approach the no show problem from that perspective you’re going to get frustrated quickly. When your business and the services and products you provide are the big focus of your daily life, it’s hard to wrap your head around why someone who made an appointment with you would simply not show up.

You might be frustrated thinking it’s rude. Or may get into a panic of “why don’t they like me!!!!”But you need to just step back and think like your customer.

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Who Uses Appointment Scheduling Software?

Real Estate Agents needs Appointment Scheduling Software

The answer to this question is somewhat simple. Appointment Scheduling Software is used by individuals or businesses that provide services on an appointment basis.

However, online scheduling software can better assist some industries over others, while also offering unique opportunities to industries that don’t always consider it an asset.

Some of the main industries and persons that use online appointment software include:

  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Offices
  • Real Estate
  • Loan Officers
  • Hair Salons
  • Beauticians
  • Wedding Dress Boutiques
Massage Therapists

Our main market of users for Georgie Scheduler has been Massage Therapists. This isn’t because they are the only industry that can use Georgie Scheduler, but it does seem to be a perfect scheduling platform for their needs.

The two main uses of Georgie Scheduler for massage therapists is it’s simple to use appointment scheduling, including reminder texts and emails to clients, AND the secure SOAP notes that allows you to keep your client notes private and secure.

Medical Offices

Like massage therapists, other medical offices should be using online appointment scheduling software to handle their high volume of scheduled appointments.

Old systems of a paper calendar and only taking appointments in person and via phone just doesn’t work anymore. You’ll need a staff of five to simple manage the appointments! By using appointment booking software, you’re able to take those appointments without as many dedicated staff working the phones.

Real Estate

This is an industry that doesn’t always utilize online appointment software but should. It’s a great marketing tool that will allow them to give potential clients a direct action to make that is way more likely to turn into profit than a simple, “send me an email”.

Making an appointment to get started on the buying and selling property process is way more likely to get those clients in front of you and ready work with you over anyone else.

Loan Officers

Loan officers tend to go with old fashion tactics for making appointments with their clients.

However, using an online booking platform may be a good option to simplify the process. Whether it’s to meet to start the pre-approval process or submit applications, making it easier for your clients to meet with you is always a good idea.

Hair Salons and Beauticians

A simple way to book a hair appointment can easily become the difference between keeping a client or not. The key is to keep it simple and organized. If you make it too complicated, clients will move on. Then, while it might seem easiest to do it through a text or Facebook message, it’s also easy to lose information or have a miscommunication.

This is one industry, that it really just makes more sense to use an intuitive online scheduling platform.

Wedding Dress Boutiques

While not all consumer shops require appointments, specialty boutiques should make use of appointment software and open up to scheduled shopping appointments. This is a great marketing tool for shop owners and allows you to offer a higher level of customer service.

Do you use online appointment software?