There’s nothing that can hurt a business more than missing an important meeting or deadline. In today’s ever connected business world it’s important to have an easy to access calendar that you can trust. Google Calendar is a great option for a calendar that will help you stay on track while you grow your business.
Google Calendar is free with every Google account. If you have a Gmail account, you already have a Google Calendar account that you can use. Having all of these services connected under Google means you only have to log in once to have your information at your fingertips.
Google Calendar gives you options for your scheduling. You can easily schedule appointments on your calendar without filling in a ton of fields. For example, if you’re meeting with George at 2:30 pm tomorrow, you can type “2:30 PM tomorrow Meeting with George at Office” in the Quick Add feature and it will be scheduled.
Did your appointment move? Simply drag and drop your event to a different day to change it on your calendar.
If you need something a little more in-depth, Google Calendar also offers recurring appointment options as well so that you don’t have to enter your regular Friday meeting each and every week.
Google Calendar lets you easily collaborate with others. If your meeting is with someone else, it’s easy to add their email to the event and invite them to add the event to their calendar. If you’re looking for even more collaboration, Google Calendar also lets you share your calendar with others. This is is a great option for working together with a virtual assistant. I use this feature with many clients.
Google Calendar will remind you of your events. A calendar is useless if you don’t remember items on it. Google Calendar gives you options for each event or calendar that allows you to set up text, smartphone, or email reminders when you want them. You can also have Google Calendar send you a daily schedule with all events scheduled for that day in your email.