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Ten Reasons To Break Free From Excel; It Is Holding Your Business Back

Ten Reasons To Break Free From Excel; It Is Holding Your Business Back

13 Feb 2019
The future is calling out to you. Obviously, if you are using Excel, you know your way around a computer. Take this knowledge and start using a customised Class Scheduling and Registration software package that will enhance your business and your bottom line. It is time to bring your business into the 21st century and get ahead of your competitors. This change doesn’t have to cost the earth with many class scheduling and registration software packages being found at reasonable prices. This move will free up your valuable time and enable you to work on other aspects of your business. Here are 10 vital reasons to make the change today!  1. Multi-user access Sharing documents with other staff is difficult with Excel, even with cloud computing solutions. Sending copies of spreadsheets to other staff increases the risk of documents being lost or compromised and data being overlooked in staff inboxes. It also is difficult to work on... Read More
Happy Customers = Successful Business

Happy Customers = Successful Business

30 Jan 2019
Think about a customer’s interaction with your business from the first touch to the last. First touch points could be social media posts, your website, over the phone or in person, then customers move through your business ending with products and services delivered. During each of these interactions, your business needs to perform as an effective communicator with customer relations being appropriate and timely. For instance, your website needs to display useful information for current and potential customers. Front end staff should be responsive to calls and aim to address the caller’s needs promptly. Your services and products are delivered with professionalism and integrity. If your business is always aiming to perform better, then it will. Below are a few key areas to consider in building a sound approach to customer service. Communication is key Businesses need to be communicating in every way they can. Social media, coupled ... Read More
New Release - Version 14.1

New Release - Version 14.1

30 Jan 2019
Version 14.1 has been released and has some handy new features! These new additions are just some of the features we have in store for our customers for 2019. Below is a snapshot of some of these. Completely new and improved waiting list area which offers availability checking. New enrollment finder that allows users to search for specific student enrollments in the schedule. Added ability to view agreements a customer has agreed to from customer profiles. More flexibility with rescheduling failed direct debits. And more... Read More
10 Essential Things to Consider When Choosing Dance Studio Software

10 Essential Things to Consider When Choosing Dance Studio Software

24 Jan 2019
Usually, word of mouth is the way people decide what software product to use. This is a strong voice of reason. If one of my trusted colleagues or friends recommends a software product, I am a lot more likely to take their advice and at least give it a try. If you don’t have a trusted referral, then the guide below will potentially get you thinking about the ins and outs of a fairly important decision for your business. It takes time to set up and learn how to use a new software package, time you don’t want to waste on the wrong product. Most businesses need software that is easy to use, saves time and increases their bottom line. There are many things to consider in a software product such as features, price, usability, support and interoperability to name a few. In this guide, various questions and topic areas are raised for your consideration. 1. Capacity now and in the future A growing business will need software that has the a... Read More
ThinkSmart Software featured on Industry Leaders

ThinkSmart Software featured on Industry Leaders

15 Jan 2019
Andrew Leigh and the Aussie team featured on the TV show 'Industry Leaders', which aired on Foxtel during October 2018. The segment follows the fascinating story of how ThinkSmart Software began and developed into the most successful software solution for class-based businesses in Australia.
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18 Fantastic Ways To Say 'Thank You' To Staff

18 Fantastic Ways To Say 'Thank You' To Staff

05 Dec 2018
It’s that time of year. A time for Christmas parties and thank you gifts. What do you think your staff want? More money, cold hard cash, praise, a new title or a new car? Well, they may have to settle for some food, good times and a little love and attention. The trick with saying thanks is trying to do one or more things that will make your staff feel appreciated and valued without breaking the bank or using up all your weekend putting it together. Below is an assortment of ideas to thank staff and bring in the holiday season with a kick. 1. Money talks, but what does it really say? Cash always is a winner with staff. Who doesn’t feel appreciated when receiving a cash Christmas bonus. For those business owners who have already started this trend, it can feel like a bad idea, particularly if you haven’t had the best year financially. Once the Christmas bonus trend is started, it soon becomes a norm with staff banking on it annually... Read More
New Release - Version 14

New Release - Version 14

27 Nov 2018
Version 14 has been released and is jam-packed with new features! Our software has taken a big leap, which will accelerate the development of new features being planned for 2019. Here is a small snap-shot of some of the features our customers are now enjoying. New and improved user interface with larger text and controls. Mac users now have a native macOS version. New customer portal with improved look and user interface. Ability to add multiple online class registration and customer portal agreements. Users can manage staff qualifications and skills with ease. Ability to see enrolments that haven’t been invoiced. Much, much more... Read More
Marketing Tips For Dance Studio Owners

Marketing Tips For Dance Studio Owners

15 Nov 2018
Gone are the days where a letterbox drop and an ad in the local paper would make up the essence of a sound marketing plan. Now there are a great deal more avenues to explore, such as social media and online profiling. Who has time for it all? To simplify this momentous task let’s focus on the two main marketing areas for any business, your current and potential customers. Current Customers Many business owners are so focussed on potential customers that they forget to focus on their current customers. Below are some ideas on how to market to your current customers and make the most of your relationship. Best service ever! Forget about heavy discounting to win over customers. A better way is to consistently provide the best service around. A good customer experience will encourage brand loyalty, retention and word of mouth promotion. Customers are looking for a friendly face, staff who know their stuff, and great listeners. Always... Read More
SwimBiz Now Integrates With SwimDesk

SwimBiz Now Integrates With SwimDesk

12 Oct 2018
If you love SwimDesk then you'll be happy to hear that it now integrates with Australia's favourite swim school management tool - SwimBiz. SwimBiz can directly push across class and student information into SwimDesk, meaning more detailed statistics and reporting on your students, skills and classes. If you’re a SwimDesk customer and are interested in trialing SwimBiz, sign up at www.swimbiz.net. Use coupon code SDSB2018 to receive 2 months subscription free! Offer valid until 31st December, 2018. Read More
Version 14 - Coming soon

Version 14 - Coming soon

17 Sep 2018
We are busy working hard at getting version 14 ready. While we apply the final touches to this release, we're asking any supportive customers to contact us who are willing to help test it and get it ready. What's in this release?... Updated user interface with larger text and controls. Beautiful native Apple macOS user interface. Brand new customer portal with fresh modern look and Android/iOS mobile app. Staff qualifications and skill recording. And much more... This new version also allows us to move the software forward and develop full-featured Android and iOS versions in the future. Read More

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