10 ways to work less and get more out of your business

By Neil Conchie on June 23rd, 2023

Things are tricky for businesses right now. Rising costs, ever-increasing interest rates and
clients with less money to spend means simply working harder may not be enough.

Instead, work smarter with Timely’s beautiful salon software. Here’s 10 ways we can help:

1. No more message ping pong

With online booking, your clients can book and amend appointments when they want and pick a time that suits them. No need for back and forth phone calls and messages – get your evenings back.

2. Employ a P.A. you don’t have to pay

Timely helps you and staff manage their day – setting hours and rosters. You can decide the level of access and control you want to give your staff, and choose what they can and can’t see within Timely.

3. Promote your business with zero effort

Timely works with your Facebook or Instagram page so clients can book directly from there. We’ll even help you build awareness of your salon with a free mini website.

4. Say goodbye to no-shows and cancellations

TimelyPay can take deposits for you, reducing no-shows and protecting your income. The bonus is you’ll have a more regular cash flow.

5. Automate your client messages

Use Timely to send out those all-important appointment confirmations, aftercare messages, rebooking reminders plus requests for reviews and feedback. Try our ready-to-use templates and reduce those frustrating no-shows.

6. Show your clients you know and appreciate them

Recession proofing your business with a loyal client base is so important. Client notes enable you to keep a record (and photos) of before and after treatments, notes on how your clients like their coffee and even where they like to sit in your salon. The little things are important, so use Timely to show your clients the love.

7. Make client consultations a breeze

Save yourself hours in admin (and know you’re compliant for insurance and legal liability) by sending your clients beautiful online consultation forms to fill out ahead of their appointment.

You can design your forms from scratch or use one of our templates to get you started.

8. Weed out no-shows and cancellations

Taking deposits and charging cancellation fees is also a great way to reduce no-shows and protect your income. Instead of those flaky customers, you can build a base of loyal, reliable clients who you love doing business with.

9. Get the facts and make confident business decisions

With Timely reporting you get a clear overall picture of your business, helping you assess which of your services are in higher demand and which ones could use improvements. Breaking down your services and determining what is bringing you the least and most cash flow can be a helpful step towards profitability.

10. Get rid of costly gaps in your schedule

Make the most of your work day with the Minimise Gaps feature for online bookings. Turn it on and your clients only see the time slots that will help fill your calendar back-to-back. Finally eliminating those annoying gaps between appointments.

50% off Timely for three months

Ready to put Timely to work so you can work less?

Timely has teamed up with Salon Gold to offer new customers 50% off their first three months.

Reveal your promo code below and head to www.gettimely.com and enter the promo code:

Offer valid for new customers only. Valid on trials started by 21/6/23.

Neil Conchie

Neil graduated from Leeds Becket University in 2010 and has since taken the technology market by a storm. Neil has been working with Timely over the years since 2014. Timely is a software which aims to help beauty professionals manage their business, connect with their peers and access education from global industry leaders. They have over 55,000 professionals and counting!

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