Free Service: Google Calendar

"Simplify. Organize. (And relax.) Organizing your schedule shouldn't be a burden. That's why we've created Google Calendar – our free online shareable calendar service. With Google Calendar, it's easy to keep track of all your life's important events – birthdays, reunions, little league games, doctor's appointments – all in one place.

Using Google Calendar, you can add events and invitations effortlessly, share with friends and family (or keep things to yourself), and search across the web for events you might enjoy. It's organizing made easy."

link: Google Calendar

How does a free, shareable calendar apply to the restaurant business?

First of all, many restaurant owners are busy taking care of their operations, which leaves little time to utilize web tools or work on a web site. If a restaurant does have a web site, it is probably maintained by a third party who handles major updates. Google Calendar is very easy to access and use. Anytime you want to make a change, get online and make it, you are in control.

What are the applications of a calendar for a restaurant? Here are some examples: employee work schedule, private event scheduling, reservations, restaurant seasonal dishes. Having the information online makes it easier for everyone to access. Google allows you to have multiple calendars, choose who you share with, and other features.

If you have any other ideas how your restaurant will use Google Calendar, please let us know.