Michael J. Miller’s Forward Thinking
Schedulicity has actually been offering businesses a way to manage their schedules online for a while. Ideal for businesses that typically require appointments, like health clubs and dance studios, Schedulicity has features like a Facebook widget to book appointments. At the Demo conference, the company added a new feature called Pop-up Offers, which lets businesses create special deals if they have a cancelation or another opening at a particular time. The individual business can pick the offer it wants and distribute it via Twitter, Facebook or e-mail. It’s a great way to fill slots, and I can imagine a number of small businesses liking it.