It’s that time of year again! Small Business Saturday is quickly approaching. It’s time for small businesses all across the US (29th November) and the UK (6th December) to get their well-deserved turn in the limelight. And as such, we have decided to offer our new customers a 3 month, 50% discount to support this great occasion. Small Business Saturday began as a US campaign endorsed by American Express back in 2010. It’s main purpose being to encourage people to
Book your next children's party with BookingBug!
This week’s Widget Wednesday is Mambo Play Centre. Based in Cardiff, Wales, Mambo Play Centre provides an exciting, safe and fun soft play centre to entertain babies and children after school and on weekends. As well as offering foam climbing areas, Mambo Play Centre also provides slides, ball pits and even electric quad bikes! They also take private bookings for special occasions, such as a birthday party. With 5 different party styles to choose from, it is sure to be a party to remember!
We take a place in the unofficial user experience hall of fame!
You may remember our development team recently writing about their experiences building our Salesforce application, BookingBug for Salesforce. Following that post, our application was picked to be showcased – alongside a handful of others – to an audience of developers at last month’s Dreamforce event in San Francisco. The video is now up online…
A round-up of the best cloud-based business tools
When your business is on the move, it can often be tough to keep track of everything. With these tools you’ll be sure to be operating as efficiently as ever!
Whether you’re on the move or based online, give your business a home on the web!
Many companies have a physical space for customers to step into, allowing them to get an all-round feel for the business almost instantly. This impression is crucial, and will set the tone of the customer’s buying decisions thereafter. So naturally, companies strive to make this space welcoming and of a high quality. But what about companies that don’t have that luxury, or it’s just not in the nature of the business to have a physical ‘base’? How can one of these businesses give a great first impression, without the help of a setting?
Hackney Council has invited participants from across the Borough to join 24 hours of designing, building and collaboration to try and find new ways to solve some of the biggest challenges the council faces today. From improving council processes, to discovering new ways of using data, improving the overall design and usability of the council’s website – or any other hacks that could help the council deliver better, more efficient and accessible services or contribute to life in Hackney borough.
Calling all Vampire Diaries fans! Book a guided tour of the Vampire Diaries set through BookingBug!
At BookingBug, we cater for all sorts of companies no matter what they do, and Mystic Falls Tours (Vampire Stalkers) is no exception! Offering customers the chance to ‘stalk’ the film set of Vampire Diaries, Vampire Stalkers is definitely not your average run-of-the-mill company! As well as offering tours, Vampire Stalkers also offer merchandise for fans, such as replica jewellery, coffee mugs and t-shirts. Fans can also book a tour for The Originals set, where there’s a chance they’ll be able to watch some filming of the series!
Great tips from the #TwitterAllAccess event about how you should be tweeting
Yesterday, we got to attend the #TwitterAllAccess event at the Twitter UK HQ, right here in London. We are still reeling about the event, especially as our blog was showcased for its great integration of our Twitter feed. So as well as being spotlighted, nibbling on tasters and networking with other start-ups, we learnt some great tips that are just far too good to keep to ourselves. So we decided to compile a Twitter checklist, and highlight some of the key points from the event that you can apply to your Twitter campaign – straight from the horse’s mouth.
Book a rehearsal studio through BookingBug!
This week’s Widget Wednesday is BoXinBox! Based in Madrid, BoXinBox offers various recording and rehearsal studios to rent. Each studio is equipped for different music styles and rehearsal purposes, and through the BookingBug widget, customers are able to book the studio that is best suited to their needs.
An introduction to event promotion
Events are a great way to offer your customers a memorable experience, as well as enhancing your business’ presence and reputation. Whether you’re in the music, sport, or photography industry, events yield great results, drawing in new customers and boosting loyalty from your existing ones. But what if you’re new to the game? There’s a lot to consider, and it often feels like you only have one chance to do it right. So with that in mind, here are three simple beginner’s tips to really get your event off the ground.