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4 ways to prepare your service business for the holidays

Businesses are ramping up for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday—what are you doing to prepare? Most people think only of retailers during the holidays, but the holidays offer plenty of opportunities for personal service businesses to shine. As an owner or staff member of a service business, you can Read more…

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How I got started: Front Desk for mind, body, and soul

Kevin Houston knew he’d never be happy stuck behind a desk. Seven years in the Navy followed by three years training SEAL candidates for BUDs led him right into practicing CrossFit. He soon realized he’d found his calling. Four more years of coaching, competing, and managing two CrossFit gyms prepared Read more…

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A widget to put your schedule where you want

We hear that a schedule widget should cost a monthly fee. We don’t agree. We think you ought to be able to show your business schedule where and how you want. So it’s now a core Front Desk feature. With the Front Desk Schedule Widget you can put a live Read more…

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How’s business? An honest assessment

How many times have you been party to this classic exchange? “Hi, how are you doing?” “Fine, thanks.” End. “Fine, thanks.” Those two overspoken, nondescript words can mean any number of things: Crappy Tired Just okay Cat died yesterday Got dumped Got a promotion Got a new car We frequently Read more…

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Letting go: 5 ways to release your inner control freak

Are you a master delegator? No? Thought so. Few of us are. As small business owners, we have our way of doing things—our routines—and we often hesitate to let go or to delegate. Most of us feel the need to maintain control over all the little details of the business Read more…

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Front Desk hot seat: A Washingtonian with Wanderlust

Name? Ashley…. Where do you live? Seattle Where’s your hometown? Issaquah, WA What’s your favorite app (other than Front Desk)? I’m an Instagram fiend. Mostly I just use it to troll for cute cat pictures and tattoo ideas, but occasionally I post pictures of my dogs. How did you come to work at Front Read more…

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Are you mastering these 5 areas of your business?

Owning a gym is a labor of love. Many owners have no support staff and operate their studio completely on their own. Some of these even have a day job that helps fuel their gym passion. Many of these owners might get up at 4:30 AM to coach, spend a Read more…

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Front Desk wins a 2014 Small Business Influencer Award

A few weeks after Front Desk was nominated for a 2014 Small Business Influencer Award, we’re excited to announce that of some 600 nominees, Front Desk was named a Top Champion in the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards! While we certainly believe that the entire Front Desk team is doing Read more…

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Fighting for a solution: Krav Maga Copenhagen case study

In 2010 Daniel Moore opened Krav Maga Copenhagen with the dream of being the best boutique training facility in Copenhagen. To achieve that goal, he knew a vital piece of the puzzle would be the right software. Daniel researched the depths of the interwebs to find software to manage Krav Read more…

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