This Automated Business Management System Has Given Me My Life Back!
I didn't get into the Photo Booth industry to become a glorified receptionist, but that's what seemingly happened.
When we started this booth journey almost two years ago, we thought picking up 2 bookings per month would be a nice way to supplement the income we were making from our other businesses. .
We didn't think it would become our main source of income, and we certainly didn't think we would be dealing with over 600 bookings per year!
As our booking sheet quickly grew, the little excel spreadsheet system wasn't working so well anymore. I was entering in the booth hire details onto an excel document, then onto an invoice, then on an envelope for the booth attendant. Way too many chances for this tired mum of two to make a mistake!
My husband Dan and I have always run businesses, and our primary driver has always been the freedom that running your own business provides. Not only the financial freedom, but the freedom to spend lots of time with our two kids. As our business rapidly grew, I felt like I was almost chained to my computer, and that was not what I wanted - thats not what life is about. I wanted to continue to make the money, and grow our business, but I wanted to enjoy my life in the process.
I had heard about Tave from a few other photo booth owners, but I felt so snowed under that I just didn't have time to try out and learn a new method of running my business.
Then came one weekend, that was insanely stressful, my mum was in hospital in the lead up, my kids were on school holidays and I made some mistakes. Simple mistakes that meant the weekend was an absolute nightmare, and had me screaming that I wanted to "sell this f**ker"