And the new website appears to be a big hit. If you haven't seen it yet, go to www.nickrepoli.com and check it out. Feel free to give me feedback or suggestions. I want it to be as perfect as possible.
People are already using the online scheduling program. So far, everyone says it's VERY easy.
I had a brief "moment of panic" after my very first massage in the new space when the lady asked to book her next appointment. As I was writing it in my book like I always do, I realized that just writing it in my book is not enough. I need to block out the time online to make sure that someone else doesn't double book that time slot. But, of course, my computer is at home.
Then I remembered that I'm not as much of a technophobe as I used to be. I realized that I could use my fancy new phone (that I got to keep me connected to the web during my hike) to schedule the appointment. Problem solved. Modern technology is amazing!
I hate to admit this, but I am actually considering starting a Facebook page. Not a personal page-- but one for the business. This way people will be able to link to my website right from Facebook. Who knows-- maybe I'll start having people "Tweet" that they are on their way to or from a massage appointment with me! I'll take all the PR I can get.
The other dilemma I need help with is the correct terminology for the new "digs." What do I call my new workplace? Anyone that knows me, knows that I have spent my whole life avoiding working in an office. And even I laugh at the thought of these words coming out of my mouth: "OK, I'm going to the office now." :)
Technically, since it is one big room, I could call it a "Studio." Sometimes I just call it "The Space." And even though I lean toward what might be considered "Earthy/Crunchy," calling it the "Healing Space" might be a little too "Granola" for me. I am open to ideas. What do you think?
Also, I would like to thank everyone who has been so very helpful in the Grand Opening process. And thanks to all of you who have already linked my website to your Facebook pages. But a very special Thank You goes to Paula and Lisa for all their hard work with the new logo, graphics and the work on the website.
Feel free to help spread the word that I am open for business. And, if you haven't already, go ahead and link my site to your Facebook, Linked, Twitter or other social networking sites.
I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Peace and Love,