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If any part of your business involves matching up your availability with someone else’s a scheduling tool is a critical piece of the automation puzzle.  And no tool does the task better than Acuity Scheduling.

I tried many different scheduling tools before falling in love with this one. None of them were as flexible or user-friendly as Acuity Scheduling

If you’re tired of all the back and forth headaches caused by scheduling, there’s a lot about Acuity Scheduling you’ll love. 

Here are my top five things to love about Acuity:

It’s like having a full-time assistant. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love having a real assistant, but Acuity brings another active layer to the table because it works 24/7 for me on a very slim budget (and I’d never treat a human-like that).  Acuity is always there to help people book an appointment with me, and it’s always done right. My clients book themselves right into my calendar without any ongoing effort on my part—even while I’m on a wifi-free hike with my kids.

It helps me avoid email. 

This goes hand in hand with that last part.  I absolutely hated the back and forth emails trying to schedule calls with people.  It was the bane of my existence when it came to onboarding clients. Figuring out who’s available when juggling time zones and missing emails are all a thing of the past.  

Everyone gets the information they need when they need it.  

I use questionnaires during booking to make sure I have all of the information I need before we get on the phone which keeps calls short and fluid. And my clients get all of the details they need to prepare (including meeting links and reminders).  Best of all, I never have to lift a finger or risk forgetting to send that reminder.

Acuity plays nice with other tools, too.  

I love integrating right with Zoom, ConvertKit, and Trello.   I don’t have to waste time creating meeting links for each appointment, getting clients on my list, or setting up workflows for them in Trello.  It all just hums along in the background making my life simpler so I have more energy to help transform my clients’ businesses.

It makes me look good!  

But more importantly, it helps my clients feel well taken care of.  They don’t have to wait on me to send them available times, forms, or invoices.  They get all of the information they need to work with me quickly and organized. Detailed, timely reminders, and me being prepared upfront for our calls because I used a well-thought-out intake form mean that our meetings aren’t fraught with issues from the start.  The more professional my process feels the more taken care of my client feels. 

As a bonus, here are a few more things I love about Acuity Scheduling:

Acuity Scheduling is FLEXIBLE.   

I love that the founder created Acuity Scheduling to solve an issue for his mother’s massage practice.  But as it grew, he saw that other industries needed this same sort of tool. Whether you’re a massage therapist, a life coach, own a yoga studio, or run a photography business, Acuity can be customized to fit your needs.  Acuity works if you have multiple locations, multiple employees, or you’re doing this whole entrepreneur thing on your own.  

Acuity Scheduling is budget-friendly.

Other similar tools can cost over $100 per month, and they seem to just keep raising their prices.  Acuity Scheduling starts at free and goes up to $50 per month if you need really advanced features. Most businesses fall in their $15 or $25 per month plan. 

Acuity Scheduling provides stellar customer support.

Not only have they structured their pricing so that you only pay for the features you need, and then they took it one step further: you also only pay for the support you need.  With any plan level, you get access to their extensive self-help knowledge base, frequent live webinars, amazing customer support team via email, and their well-managed user community on Facebook.  To keep their pricing so budget-friendly, they’ve outsourced more personal, advanced help to their Acuity Certified Experts.  

You can read more about the program here, but in a nutshell, they partner with business systems experts like me to bring a variety of 1-on-1 support options tailored to your business and needs that you can pay for separately. Whether you’re looking for a done-for-you set up or just need 30 minutes of on-screen help, there’s an A.C.E. out there that fits your budget, needs, and schedule so that you can make the most out of Acuity Scheduling for your business.

Ready to discuss how Acuity Scheduling could help relieve some of the stress and overwhelm of your business? Click here to schedule a call with me.

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