Author Archives: Bethany Dunster

BookingLive raises £500,000 investment

The Summit Group and Creative England fund development of new freemium product We will be radically expanding our customer base beyond enterprise-sized firms later this year thanks to £500,000 of funding raised to launch its new freemium version. The funding has been secured from two sources: venture capital firm The Summit Group, who are investing […]

How to Start a Tour Operator Business

Though the popularity of many many industries wax and wane, tour operators remain remarkably resistant – after all, people are always going to want to see the sights. Over the years tours have really developed as to where you are able to go and what you are able to do on them. Tour operators exist […]

Open Source Booking System vs. BookingLive

There can be no debate that, if your business takes bookings and has an online presence, you need an online booking system. These platforms enable your business to take advantage of the sea change in online buying habits and reach customers that simply wouldn’t discover your business otherwise. Quite simply, they’re an invaluable part of […]

Three Ways to Schedule Your Staff

  Running or managing a business with an of full-time and part-time staff is, more often than not, about coordinating and scheduling your employees. It’s a thankless task and one which can eat up a great many hours in the working week as you deal individually with each member of staff regarding their hours and […]

Essential Software for Small Businesses

Nobody said that running a small business would be easy, but the difficulty can catch many off guard. On top of managing staff, payroll, stock and premises you’ve now got the added pressures of maintaining and competing in an increasingly tough online marketplace. Thankfully, with the increased complications of SME businesses in 2017 has come […]

Why your Public Sector Business Needs an Online Booking System

  Managing the finances of a public-sector business is a fine balancing act. Not only are the regulations strict, but budgets are almost constantly under fire as successive governments look to reduce the taxpayer burden whilst maintaining quality public sector services. Under those circumstances, you’d be forgiven for believing that outfitting your business with an […]

5 Reasons to Use an Online Booking System at Events

When it comes to converting promising leads into paying customers, it’s crucial that businesses give their target audience what they want – and booking systems can help you do just that. From saving your staff time to upselling opportunities, booking systems are a great way of drumming up interest in your next event – but […]

Childcare Vouchers to End April 2018 – Everything you Need to Know

For millions of parents across the country who pay for childcare, using the Government backed childcare vouchers helps them to save around a thousand pounds a year. It’s an invaluable scheme which allows parents to pay for childcare from their pre-tax salary, effectively offering tax-free childcare. That might not sound like a lot, but too […]