By: Kevin Dennis, Fantasy Sound Event Services
In the wedding industry, it can sometimes seem like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything finished. While I can’t tell you how to get 25 hours out of a day or eight days in a week (if only!), I’m here to share some of my tried-and-true tech apps that will help save time on a daily basis. Even if it is just a few minutes at a time, remember that time certainly is money.
With this in mind, consider incorporating one, two, or all of the apps below into your everyday process – you’ll be happy to start gaining back some valuable time in your day!
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I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how much of a headache it can be to schedule an appointment. When somebody wants to meet with you, there’s usually a bit of back-and-forth required before the two of you can agree on a time that works for both of you. Rather than subject yourself to this process, opt for Doodle, an easy-to-use scheduling app that allows people to choose a time that works with your schedule. All you have to do is sync your calendar and it will do the rest for you!
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This is great for small businesses with employees, as it is the easiest way to create your team’s schedules. In addition to blocking out shifts for every staff member, there’s also a corresponding mobile app that allows employees to clock in and out at any time and location – perfect for keeping track of offsite hours!
So, you’re looking to have some beautiful graphics for your next newsletter but you don’t have the funds to contract someone and you’re not the sharpest Photoshop user. Enter Canva, an online platform that allows you to create graphics for anything you can imagine. You get access to hundreds of fonts, an endless supply of stock photos and illustrations, and icons and shapes to create your own designs.
Hootsuite is for you if you’re tired of juggling your separate social media profiles and want to simplify the posting process. This app can be used both on your desktop and on mobile, giving you the freedom to manage all of your social media usage from wherever you are.
Of course, there are an endless number of apps out there to help your business, so these are only suggestions. Be open to trying out new programs until you find the very best fit for your company!
Kevin Dennis is the editor of WeddingIQ and owner of Fantasy Sound Event Services, a full-service event company based in Livermore, California. Dennis is the current chapter president for Silicon Valley NACE, and the immediate past national president for WIPA.