Many members of the BookingBug community are entrepreneurs who have taken the leap from full-time employment to starting their own business. Starting out on your own is not always a smooth process, especially when you are already employed. The time and monetary requirements often deter people from turning their business idea into a reality. So is it really possible to juggle a project as big as this alongside full-time employment? The answer is yes. After reading this great piece by

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It can often be difficult to gauge how much you should be charging for your services. As well as covering your expenses, you also want to charge competitively and ensure you are charging appropriately for your skill set. So how can you work out a competitive and suitable price for your services that reflects your level of professionalism and expertise? Here’s some questions to ask yourself: 1. How many hours or sessions per week are you likely to work?

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#WidgetWednesday: Chaps & Dames

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by: Glenn

This week’s #WidgetWednesday is Chaps & Dames, a stylish hair salon based in Finsbury Park, London. Chaps & Dames pride themselves on their expert hairdressing skills, and their lovingly decorated salon that gives off a classy, vintage feel – making your salon visit that little bit more special.   Why we nominated them for #WidgetWednesday Having two widgets side by side, splitting their services down the middle into two categories makes it easier for customers to find the service they are

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#WidgetWednesday: Lquinn Training

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by: Glenn

As some of the BookingBug team gear up for the Run Hackney Half Marathon in May, it’s got the rest of us, shall we say, ‘less active’ team members thinking about exercise, and more importantly, our lack of… So it only seems right to muster up some feel-good motivation this week by featuring a business in the health and fitness industry as our #WidgetWednesday! So meet Lquinn Training. Based in Greater Manchester, Lquinn Training offers personal training, fitness classes,

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This week’s #WidgetWednesday is Belfast Self Catering, a city let and holiday property managing agency. Belfast Self Catering can take the hassle out of renting your property out to guests, allowing you to sit back and relax! (roll mouse over)   Why we nominated them as this week’s #WidgetWednesday Choosing the time-based widget allows their users to see first-hand which days are available for booking that particular property After selecting the desired date of arrival, the user is then

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raincashregisterfacebooklikessocial" title="" />We now live in a day where we no longer look to the word of mouth as we did in the past to help us make decisions, particularly when it comes to purchasing a new product or service. Countless studies have shown that although word of mouth is a strong influence in getting consumers to make a purchase, it has a stronger effect on consumers in an online setting. Whether it be the Amazon reviews section, a tried-and-tested

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