Using Google Calendar for Home and Business

Going paperless, how organised are you?

For most of us that run a business, our spouse and children rarely know where we will be on any set day. A tactic that I undertook was to implement a digital calendar that would work for both family and staff across all devices. Lose the paper, save the trees (and your sanity)

Here are a few perks in order to help you move over to Google calendar

Sync it | Whether you have an android or Apple Smart phone, Google Calendar works across all devices. Different apps also exist if you prefer a different layout!

Integrations | Should you use other software across your business such as a CRM, Google has integrations in place for most software providers.

Multiple calendars | One of the most important principles of calendaring is using multiple calendars, which allows personal, business and departmental appointments to be kept separate or shared as need be.

These can be created from the ‘my calendars’ drop down. Alternatively, calendars can be shared with specific people. Numerous third-party calendars can also be imported and viewed or switched off as needed.

Embed your calendar | Depending on your line of work, you may wish to show people your availability and embed your calendar (or one of them) on your website. There is a pretty easy way of setting this up if you have WordPress access to your website. Here’s how to do it.

Go to the gear icon and visit settings. Next, choose the calendar you want to embed from the list on the left. Finally, copy the text in the embed section. 

Receive a daily agenda | A useful but very hidden feature is to receive a daily email digest of all Calendar events, a handy way to stop them sneaking up on you and missing appointments.

Accessed by clicking the gear icon > settings> select the calendar you want> go to general notifications and choose ‘daily agenda’ box, then select ‘email’.

Looking to organize your life? Contact us to discuss how processes in your business can ease up time for yourself

Donna Bates

Donna is a Strategic Planning Consultant, whose talents have been refined over 25+ year corporate career.

She is an Award-winning, Business & Marketing Growth Strategist who specialises in consulting with company's going through growth, change & upheaval.

Being a “legacy leader” she has mentored talented people across a wide spectrum of industries globally, helping them to grow & pivot their businesses, to stay relevant & profitable.

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