How to send out automatic reminders from Google Calendar

How to send out automatic reminders from Google Calendar

Do you rely on Google Calendar for everything? Google Calendar is one of those most used programs because it is user friendly and integrates with most progrrams and apps. Sometimes it can be so time consuming to send out appointment reminders and sometimes you just forget.

I have just found the best program to automate my system, Zapier. With Zapier you can set up a zap for your Google Appointments to be sent automatic reminders, choose from minutes before, hours, days, weeks and let Zapier do the work for you.

With the free version you are allowed 5 free zaps and up to 100 tasks per month. Tasks are defined as every time a zap occurs.

So if you are not wanting to spend money on an extra subscription then why not use Google Calendar and Zapier together and streamline your process.

Looking for an alternative to Mailchimp?

Looking for an alternative to Mailchimp?

Did you or do you use Mailchimp? Looking for a free alternative for your email campaigns?

Well I have the solution for you. Not only is Agile CRM a CRM but you can also use it to create email campaigns like you would normally in Mailchimp. Mailchimp used to offer with its free version the ability to segregant your lists so if you only wanted to send an email mailout to say your clients you could but now you can’t unless you upgrade to a paid version.

Add your contacts to the CRM, apply tags to separate your list, create your email template, set your automation triggers and away you go! BUT their email templates don’t stop there you can use it for everyday use to with your GMail account. Create a template with all the bells and whistles, add the Agile CRM extension to Google Chrome and you can import and use your templates in your GMail account without having to send your emails from Agile CRM.

With the free version of Agile CRM you get 500 free branded emails per month to use so if you don’t intend to send out heaps of emails then this is quite sufficient for a small business.

I’m not affliated with Agile however after testing many CRMs I have found this program by far the best CRM on the market.

Want more information about Agile CRM, read our previous article.

 

 

Agile CRM perfect for Small Businesses

Agile CRM perfect for Small Businesses

If you are anything like me you are pretty specific about what you want when it comes to a CRM. I spent a lot of time researching and trialling different CRM’s. Ideally as I’m a small business I was looking for a cheap or free version, I tried many like Hubspot for instance but then I stumbled across Agile CRM and what a find it was.

Agile CRM offers a free version and with that free version you actually get quite a lot.

What you get;

  • free for up to 10 users
  • 50,000 contact & companies
  • custom data fields
  • lead scoring
  • unlimited deals, tasks and documents
  • appointment scheduling
  • custom deal milestones
  • email tracking
  • 2 way email integration
  • custom deal tracks 
  • 2 way telephony

In my experience the deals, email tracking and 2 way email integration are what I use the most. It just means if I send an email from my gsuite account it will also show up against the client in the CRM which makes it easy to track emails back and forth. 

The deal tracking is great as you can see what your estimated sales are and it allows you to maintain a sales funnel, you can use this as a Kaban board view.

Agile CRM is a much needed addition to my list of programs that I use in my business.

Whiteboard Marker Activities

Whiteboard Marker Activities

I’ve put together some whiteboard activities that are great for teaching your little ones.

I’m currently selling these as a pack so 12 activities that are laminated so you can use them over and over again.

Payment can be made via debit/credit card with pick up from Butler (will leave at the door when ready for pickup)

Packs are $16.00

Home Schooling Resources

Home Schooling Resources

Are you struggling to find websites or apps that are educational for your little one?

Here are a few that I am using personally with my daugther.