Though your local department or office supply store may have dozens of different appointment books to choose from, the cost of keeping them in stock for a small business (especially a busy small business) can add up very quickly. Even pre-punched, pre-made appointment binder paper can carry a hefty price tag.
Making your own appointment book isn't difficult. And the result is a custom, professional looking organizer that costs no more than the paper it is printed on.
You can also insert a graphic of your company logo for a more professional appearance.
In most cases, this is the default setting. However, the margins can be altered in the "Page Layout" tab of most programs.
This can include the name of the customer and the name of the assigned staff person.
Print the page again and repeat for every month of the year.
Also remember that many office supply stores have pre-punched printer paper available to save you the time of punching the holes yourself.
If you have a computer available in the reception area of your business, you can save time and money by simply saving the spreadsheet on the desktop and typing in the appointments as you go. Be careful, though; closing the program without saving it could very easily wreak havoc on your scheduling.
Also consider using online scheduling software. This grants you the ease of making your appointments online without having to worry about losing all of your appointments if there's a power outage before you save your schedule or your computer crashes unexpectedly.