MassageBook.com is a new scheduling, bookkeeping, notes taking, client management site for massage therapists, yoga instructors, personal trainers, etc. This is a simple system of keeping track of this specific business type, with easy scheduling, client tracking, etc.
How it works: It's FREE, yes, that's the best part! You pay $6 (the amount may have changed) for each client Massagebook.com finds for you. A very small referral fee for sending you a paying client! Besides that, the use of the site to run your business does not cost anything.
I have been searching for an integrated way to run my medium sized massage business for years. In the process I have tried Millenium, SpaBoom, MindBody & a homemade version of software without a name. Each has good and not so good features for small businesses like mine. (I have blog drafts to finish regarding each of these options...coming soon).
Massagebook.com is made by massage therapists for massage therapists. So far, I really like their feedback and the way things are constantly changing for the better. Right now, for example, they don't have a tax option, since the state in which the software authors reside don't require Gross Receipts Tax like my state does. So, instead, I've had to improvise and add the tax to the price.
Unfortunately, it's off just a few pennies because there are also no "cents" just "dollar" amount options (as of this writing, that is, an it changes often).
Since small glitches change often and bugs get taken out and beautiful ideas put in their places, I am willing to do some extra background work in order to support this group and to use the user friendly interface.
I'll keep you updated on MassageBook.com changes that make it better.
What scheduling software have you used and like? I'd love to hear about other options too.