In the back of your mind, you’re aware that your scheduling system is a little dated. You tell yourself that having customers call for appointments is charming, rationalizing that people appreciate the one-on-one attention. But having a scheduling system that relies on your availability and your clients’ willingness to talk on the phone opens your business up to lost customers — and revenue.

The good news is that there are plenty of great options available for small businesses when it comes to online booking tools. Services like BookFresh and Acuity Scheduling offer robust features at a very reasonable cost. With these features in mind, here are 8 reasons to get your booking online — today.

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In an effort to make sure we’re giving readers the advice they seek for their small business marketing questions, we frequently check in on the terms that are most searched for by our visitors. There is one question that you all seem to be asking search engines time and again: Where should I promote my website (or business)?

While there is no magic bullet, there are a number of tried-and-true means for getting your name out there where people (and search engines!) can find you. We created the Slideshare below to help you plan your strategy for promoting yourself to the world. Enjoy!

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