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Running a small business means that you not only wear many hats BUT most of all, your TIME is the most precious! Especially within the past year, I learned quickly that as much as I wish I had superhuman powers and could do #allthethings, it’s just not possible!

In order to keep some sort of balance between my life and business, I learned early on that I needed to start utilizing tools that could help me with many layers of running a business on my own!

As a result, I’ve gotten more time back with my husband, family and friends AND I’ve been able to provide an amazing experience to my couples! On both sides, this has been life giving because while I’m able to be present with those who I love, I’m able to also serve my couples in such amazing ways!

I’m so glad that I was fortunate enough to learn that this tool existed early on in my business, and that’s why I’m excited to share with you the number one business tool I cannot live without!l! I don’t want you to go one more minute without knowing that this tool exists!

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HONEYBOOK!

There are so many reasons why HoneyBook – out of all of the other CRM’s out there – made it to the top of my list, and I’m sharing some of my favorite features below!

My Clients Have a Great Experience!

Anytime that I decide to implement a tool in my business that my clients will interact with, I always ask myself whether or not it will be user friendly and helpful for them! I know that if I’m already confused using a product, I can almost always guarantee that it won’t serve my couples well!

The interface is so clean and professional! My clients receive communication in such a streamlined way that reflects my business and brand! What more could I ask for!

ALL of My Projects, Proposals & Invoices in One Place!

Instead of having to use spreadsheets, print out contracts, send PayPal invoices, check multiple calendars, and search through a ton of email threads – HoneyBook provides a one-stop-shop for all of the the above!

I no longer have to search and waste TIME in my business!

HoneyBook Syncs to Gmail!

HELLO! This is a reason in itself that you need to sign up for HoneyBook ASAP! I think when I first got HoneyBook, this was one feature that absolutely BLEW.MY.MIND!

You might be asking, how does HoneyBook connect with Gmail and why is this important?

As long as you have a Gmail account, any email you send directly from HoneyBook or directly through Gmail will show up in both your Gmail inbox and Honeybook project (you might want to read that again! :))! This is such a great tool because no matter if you’re using Gmail or Honeybook, you can rest assured that any communication you have with your clients will ultimately end up back in ONE PLACE: HoneyBook!

For those of you who’s Gmail inbox might have that red 1,234+ unread notifiation hovering over your email icon on your iPhone, this is such a lifesaver! You no longer have to dig through emails to find your clients’ responses – all you have to do is go within their project in HoneyBook! It’s literally as easy as that!

Workflows

This year I finally created workflows and imported them into HoneyBook – I wish that I would have done this sooner! A huge THANK YOU need to go out to Laura of Laura Lee Creative for her guidance with workflows!! I learned everything I know from her!

In order to provide a memorable experience for my clients, I want to make sure that I’m always providing the same experience to every client! In order to do this well, I needed to create and implement workflows in my business from the moment a client inquiries all the way until they receive their wedding gallery!

There are many tasks that need to take place, and to keep track of 20+ projects at one time can be a little tricky for one person (remember, I wish I had superhuman powers?).

Before HoneyBook, I was trying to keep track of everything in my business myself and that is an overwhelming feeling, friends!

Now that I’ve FINALLY utilized HoneyBook’s workflow feature, it can be the middle of the night and HoneyBook is still working for me while I’m sleeping away! I can automate emails to be sent directly to my couples and I have tasks that will trigger at certain points throughout a specific project so that I never miss a step!

I no longer have to wonder if I’ve forgotten to email a client about scheduling their engagement session or sending out client welcome gifts, etc.. HoneyBook will tell me based on each individual project, and it’s glorious my friends!

If you haven’t created workflows in your business, I highly recommend going through the amazing resources in Laura Lee Creative’s shop! She is a workflow wizard and I don’t know where my business would be without her!

Customer Service

This is just the icing on the cake! HoneyBook’s customer service is exceptional! Not only do they migrate all of your client data, contracts, invoices, etc. when you first sign up, but they are always willing to help you in any way possible!

They want me to succeed in every way possible in my business, and working with a company who desires to make sure I can focus on what I’m most passionate about is the absolute BEST!

You Can Get 50% Off Today!

I don’t want you to walk away from this post going back to chaos in your business! HoneyBook has given me a 50% off code to share with you, so that you can get back to doing what you love!

Have more questions about how I use HoneyBook in my business? I’d love to hear from you and talk with you further! I can be reached via email at info@reneenicolo.com

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