Chelsey Lake’s love for entrepreneurship started young. At the age of 10, she would sell these cute little homemade bottles of PEI sand to tourists at gift stores after they got off the bridge in Borden. Then, in her teens, she started painting mandala rocks and selling them online over Etsy. Eventually, Chelsey got into web design in her twenties, which developed into a web agency with staff.
Founded in 2019, Getbooking is a calendar and booking software for service providers in the health and wellness industry. It was created specifically for small to medium-sized wellness businesses such as spas, personal trainers, hair salons, massage therapists, yoga studios, pet groomers, etc.
It allows businesses to book their appointments, send automated SMS and email notifications, organize staffing, implement COVID protocols quickly for all their in-person appointments, and keep in-depth customer data that tracks their appointment habits.
In their inaugural year, Getbooking won the Ignition Grant from Innovation PEI, which helped build their team from two employees to 11, secure an office in downtown Charlottetown, and bring on investors.
For Chelsey, it feels very humbling and exciting to be a part of the local community and to help grow other local businesses. If you are thinking of taking the leap to start your own business Chelsey says giving it your all is worth it.