Restaurants Run Smoothly with CalendarWiz

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Operating a restaurant efficiently can be very demanding. It’s often one or two individuals balancing marketing, the staff schedule, and website/social media updates, all just a few hours before opening.

CalendarWiz allows restaurants to update event information in one place and instantly promote menu specials or entertainment events on their website and Facebook fan page. Sharing staff schedules and meetings is easy with our mobile app and event announcements and reminders.


“Your calendar has been awesome, I love it.  The Mobile App and event reminders help coordinate our server schedules. “

Jennifer Piallat – Zazie Restaurant Owner

How restaurants are using CalendarWiz

 

Upcoming Events List

Share specials and entertainment at-a-glance on your homepage or mobile site.
Match website colors.

Staff & Vacation Schedule

Staff can access their schedules anytime from PC, tablet, or Smartphone.

Mobile App

Add/edit/view events from your Smartphone and instantly update upcoming events list or website calendar.

Website Calendar

Share your full calendar with website visitors. Easy to add and customize colors.

Social Media

Share your events on Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin.

Event Reminders

Notify staff of schedule and remind about upcoming shifts.

Room Bookings

Prevent double booking of a room or private area from desktop or mobile device. Select specific users that can edit/view room bookings.

Check out more CalendarWiz features.

Five Reasons You Need a Web Calendar

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It’s 2015 and we’re accustomed to looking  up any information we want at the touch of our fingertips. Wifi connections and web browsers are all around us. There’s likely a web browser at your desk, in your pocket, or maybe even in your television.

When is the last time you checked the newspaper for stock quotes, sports scores or your favorite T.V. shows?  Getting real-time information using our smart phones, tablets and computers has become part of the daily routine.

You can make sure your website visitors are seeing the most up to date and accurate schedule or event information by using a web calendar.  It’s the easy, fast and affordable way to instantly share your events.

The Benefits of a Web Calendar

  1. Fast easy updates.

    You can allow anyone from your organization or business to update and edit the calendar. You don’t have to wait for your web designer or IT person to make updates to your website.  If you’re out of the office or on the road you can still update the calendar in just a few seconds.  Our mobile App lets you edit the calendar on the go.

  2. Keep your visitors in the loop.

    If an event is canceled or there is a time change you don’t want people to drive across town only to find an empty parking lot or closed building.  If you have new products, classes or volunteer opportunities use the calendar to promote them, helping to get more participation and involvement. Visitors to the calendar can subscribe to events, email them to others, or share them on social media.

  3. Fresh content for your webpage.

    The calendar or a web plugin (Upcoming Events List, Mini Calendar) can fill some nice real estate on your web page. It’s an easy way to fill an area of a web page with fresh up to date content. You can customize the calendar’s colors and styles to match your brand or website.

  4. Save time, consolidate your applications.

    Use one application to do it all.  You can update the calendar and broadcast email announcements & reminders about your events.  Also use private views for internal schedules and private notes for special event details.  No need to use a .PDF, spread sheet, send emails and edit a webpage.

  5. Interact with your visitors.

    Use the suggest an event button on the calendar to allow your website visitors to submit event information and details.  Upon review, suggested events can then be added to the calendar.  Your visitors can subscribe to your calendar, email your events or share them on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any questions or need help setting up your calendar please Email CalendarWiz

Thanks,
The CalendarWiz Team

Avoid Room Scheduling Snafus in 2015

The #1 reason for frustration at work is the unexpected, and often time-consuming, snafu in the day.  When there’s a room scheduling conflict, there is a lot of scrambling to find a new room and pointing fingers to blame the person responsible for the double booking.

If paper or spreadsheet methods for reserving a room are letting you down, the solution may be as simple (and affordable) as an shared online calendar.

Michael Martinho, the Facility Operations Director at UNC Wellness Center, understands just how important a shared calendar can be when it comes to room scheduling.

 

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“Before CalendarWiz, it was difficult for staff from different departments to see schedules and reserve a room. Now, we have a core team of calendar managers that can schedule a classroom or conference room from anywhere.”

 

The advantages to using a shared calendar certainly go beyond room scheduling.  Shared calendars by CalendarWiz include website plugins that provide instant updates to your website as well – a very helpful feature for the UNC Wellness Center as they offer hundreds of classes to their valued members each week.

 


“We added the full calendar to our website and Facebook Page for its ease of use, speed and user-friendly format. We also added the CalendarWiz mobile version to our site so that our members can easily access the calendar on mobile devices.” – Michael Martinho


When it comes to sharing rooms or facilities in the new year, the calendar you share is at the heart of it all.  We welcome you to learn how CalendarWiz can help with your room scheduling.