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Your sweet surprise is here: Cloud ReportingBlog

Your sweet surprise is here: Cloud Reporting

People always bang on about knowing your numbers, but what the heck does that actually mean? Spending hours combing through spreadsheets? Yeah, no thanks. For those of you sitting there with your fingers and toes crossed, longing for a more visual way to check your numbers, Shortcuts is going to act like Willy Wonka and grant your biggest wish…
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February 23, 2019
Hey Google! What’s new?Blog

Hey Google! What’s new?

‘Hey Google! What’s the weather like tomorrow?’ ‘Hey Google! Book me a facial on Saturday.’ We’re no stranger to the idea of people casually calling out to Google to ask it a question. But what about booking a hair or beauty appointment? Well, imagine no more…
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February 4, 2019
Google + Shortcuts have a gift for youBlog

Google + Shortcuts have a gift for you

So we’ve got some news for you that has us doing cartwheels… Our fast-friends at Google and our Shortcuts team have been cooking up something delicious for your business for a while now and we’re finally ready to spill the beans for you. Shortcuts and Google are excited to announce the launch of...
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February 4, 2019
Magic Cure For Your Holiday HangoverBlog

Magic Cure For Your Holiday Hangover

By definition, a holiday hangover is the period after a holiday where reality has set in, but you’re still dreaming of piña coladas on the beach. Yes, it’s a harsh realisation, but together with your salon software, we can kick this holiday hangover with a magic cure.
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January 10, 2019
New year, new focusBlog

New year, new focus

Howdy 2019 – what have you got in store for us? 2018 was the year of royal weddings, the Kardashian clan growing by three, and Mark Zuckerberg having a rough time. More importantly we hope that 2018 was an amazing year for you and your business, but if it could have been better, this blog is for you! Because a new year means new beginnings and new chances to zen out and refocus. And we’re in it together #naw.
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January 1, 2019
Ridiculously easy recipe for festive successBlog

Ridiculously easy recipe for festive success

Like any moreish Chrissy pudding served by nan (which took her literally weeks to make, mind you) prepping for the silly season in your business takes time and it’s not always easy. When things start to get frantic in December thanks to all the end-of-year parties your clients are attending and holidays they’re jetting off to, you need salon software tools that make your day flow as smoothly as custard over nan’s pudding.
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December 10, 2018
Quick prep for Black Friday in your salonBlog

Quick prep for Black Friday in your salon

We know how busy you are, and how even busier you get towards the pointy end of the year, that’s why we wanted to help take a little stress off you. We have created a list of ideas of what you can do for Black Friday this holiday season so you don’t have to!
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November 13, 2018
Jingle bells, time to sellBlog

Jingle bells, time to sell

As salon, spa or barber shop managers, you would be no stranger to Christmas craziness. No doubt your salon Appointment Book is feeling the pressure too – already packed to the rafters with clients all vying for a few hours of your tender, loving attention and wicked skills. Now it's time to sell!
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November 12, 2018
Google Ads: The Magic FormulaBlog

Google Ads: The Magic Formula

Yes it’s true, we can’t stop raving about the digital wizardry that is Google Ads. Done right, Google Ads can work so well they almost seem like a magic trick – but in fact, it’s all 100% based on science. Read on to learn why the mystical art of Google Ads will work like a charm to conjure up new clients before your very eyes.
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October 30, 2018
Motivating your staff to sell retailBlog

Motivating your staff to sell retail

'Stylists are not salespeople!' The timeless statement that every salon owner has either heard, muttered to others, and most of the time, come to accept. The reality is there is a little salesperson in each of us. So how can you bring out the sales person in your staff?
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October 29, 2018
Top spot: How to reach number one on GoogleBlog

Top spot: How to reach number one on Google

Like any business owner worth their salt, you’ve probably heard of the term “SEO”. What you might not be so familiar is exactly what’s actually involved in search engine optimisation, and why it’s fast becoming the number one marketing tool for your salon. spa or barber shop.
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October 20, 2018
How to future-proof your businessBlog

How to future-proof your business

One of the joys of being alive in 2018 is how interconnected we are as a global community. From Sydney to Singapore, Brisbane to Berlin, the world wide web offers an instantaneous portal into other worlds, with more possibilities than we’ve ever dreamed of.
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October 10, 2018
Five Shortcuts features you might have missedBlog

Five Shortcuts features you might have missed

I don’t know about you, but we just blinked and it's October already. How the heck did that happen?  It’s already shaping up to be a year to remember, not to mention the fact we’ve been releasing new salon software features left, right and centre (plus we still have heaps more up our sleeve). But let’s step back for a second and take a moment to marvel at the gems you may have missed. 1. Cloud Appointment Book It’s been our game-changing feature, and we certainly haven’t kept the news to ourselves. We released the Cloud Appointment Book just a couple of short months ago, but already it’s been making waves for those who are using it. So why are we loving it so much? This feature helps you work with a new flexibility that suits you. Since you can access the Cloud Appointment Book from any internet-enabled device, like your smartphone or tablet, you can tap into it anytime, anywhere. Whether you’re working from home and want to see how things are going at the salon, or on the go running errands and need to check in. Another massive…
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October 2, 2018