2017 IS ALMOST A WRAP. HOW DID WE GET HERE SO FAST? WITH 2018 HURTLING TOWARDS US IT CAN BE EASY TO FORGET THIS YEAR WHILST PREPARING FOR THE NEXT. FINISH THE YEAR STRONG WITH THESE GREAT TIPS:
Keep costs low.
Holiday season spending is the easiest thing to do, both in our personal lives and in business. The sales, deals and opportunities, presented to us this time of year can be overwhelming and often impossible to pass up. That being said, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the spending spirit and land in 2018 with a low budget.
Stay in the minds of your customers
Make sure you put in the effort to stay connected to your clients during this busy time and keep your business on their minds through the holidays. One of the best ways to do this is by sending out Holiday “thank you” cards to show your clients just how much your appreciate their business. If you can afford to do so; adding a gift certificate or coupon for the new year will give them a reason to come back as soon as the new year has started.
Create holiday or New Years specific services that will “last for a limited time”. Don’t worry about seeming too pushy, just remember that you’re offering services to your clients that can help save valuable time during the busy season. Remind customers of other services you offer in case they forgot. these are the times when people are most busy and in need of all the help they can get.
Think about how much time you spend managing your scheduling, your clients and your team. Chances are, instead of spending your days growing your business, marketing and bringing in new clients, you’re trapped at a desk and on the phone while you constantly play catch-up. Take a moment to review just how much time you could save if all of these processes were automated. From accounts payables to billing to team management, your days can be better spent. to customer data entry, look for ways to save time by streamlining tasks.
Handlr can help you with all of this. By automating your scheduling, managing your team and providing customers with a streamlined booking experience with GPS tracking, notifications, and automated payments. You can setup your full 2018 schedule today!
Plan the next year.
Learn from the mistakes you made this year. What were your biggest problems? What drove away customers? What took up valuable time that could have gone elsewhere? Follow up with the things that worked; a great marketing campaign, a special deal that brought in clients, etc. Use these to plan ahead and get yourself ahead of the curve.
Handlr can help get you there, as you’ll spend less time in a frantic struggle with your daily operations and more time focusing on the big picture.