Life is busier than ever. Planning ahead for a haircut, manicure, spa or gym reservation isn’t always possible and when you do find yourself with a spare minute not everyone takes last minute appointments. Many busy business people also find that out of town work travel allows for some down time, but when you are in an unfamiliar city – how do you find where to go for those services?
Take a Salon and TWIST it with UBER and you get Beautified, the new mobile app that makes it easy to find and book last-minute beauty and fitness appointments.
Beautified does for personal grooming what UBER does for taxi service – they address your need, simplify your search and bring it directly to your phone, in real time.
Serving their customers on both ends Beautified helps salons and gyms fill open spaces and helps patrons find the shops where and when they need them.
Beautified has just launched in New York City but plan to expand to other cities.
How can you make your business more accessible to busy customers? Try creating a mobile app to make shopping or booking appointments easier. Offer flexible hours or days or have a “live chat” for customer service and assistance available on your website.
When customers find it easy to connect with your brand, they’ll be more likely to become brand ambassadors and help spread the word about your business. At Brand School, our highly effective, premier branding program, we give you the tools you need to help your brand connect better with your ideal customer.
“Screw it, just do it!” Richard Branson’s motto has really delivered for him, for the Virgin brand and for countless entrepreneurs inspired by Branson’s success. When you open yourself up to new experiences you gain more confidence and discover new ways to approach old problems.
There’s a lot to gain by getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things. Conferences, classes and meet-ups are a good way for small business owners and entrepreneurs to connect and re-ignite their creative business thinking… but why not kick it up a notch?
Workaway, the first travel agency dedicated to entrepreneurs, takes a mastermind group of entrepreneurs and TWISTS it with a remote travel adventure.
Their premise is to “Get great, like-minded people to spend time together in fantastic surroundings. The goal is to move our businesses to the next level, get new knowledge and relations for life.”
Enrollees can choose from two experiences: a “Camp” where 20 participants stay in a remotely located house for a week; or the “Adventures” trip, which recently has taken enrollees to Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Next time you’re feeling stuck – “Screw it; just do it!” Get together with other entrepreneurial adventurers and get away for some inspiration.
Where would you like to go to shake things up?
Brand School gives you a membership in a community where like-minded entrepreneurs, small business owners and non-profits come together to support one another and spur on innovation. Learn more about the benefits of Brand School and how our team of experts can help boost your business with a one-on-one Brand Health Check Strategy Session HERE.
“Brand School helped me get the business’ name, brand promise and message clear… thank you… And thanks also for the networking opportunities which have led to big support in my emerging business.” – Nell Panero, Education Consultant