Building brand with instagram

Building your brand with Instagram

23 Jul 2020 by Kitomba

Your brand is what sets you apart from all the other businesses in your industry offering similar products and services. If you want to beat out the competition, you’ll need to have a strong brand, both in your salon, spa or clinic, and online. Social media allows us to connect with clients on a more personal level, so it’s important not only to have a great visual style to your brand but also to understand the voice and personality behind it. Continue reading…

Save time with automation

Back to business: Save time with automation

23 Jul 2020 by Kitomba

When we’re trying to balance our work and personal life, it becomes obvious how easily work can take priority and spill into our personal time. However by introducing smarter ways of working such as new processes, tools and automation, you can achieve the work life balance you want.  Continue reading…

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Staying well in a changing world 

15 May 2020 by Kitomba

During this unprecedented time there are a lot of considerations in regards to our overall health and wellness. There are many challenges such as social isolation, poor food choices, repetitive postures and patterns, relationship pressure, changes in physical environment and much more. On the flip side there are also many opportunities.

We’ve spoken with many experts to learn more about how these challenges impact our wellness. In this article we will discuss both the challenges and opportunities and give you some information, inspiration and tools to help you not only survive through this period but perhaps come out the other side better than how you went in. Continue reading…

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Still working and learning during lockdown

23 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

Sherri-lee, owner of award winning beauty salon Puravida Beauty is still working hard even though she can’t be at her salon right now. We asked her to share what she’s been getting up to during this time. Continue reading…

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Staying connected with your clients

22 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

We asked our friends at Iron + Ivy Hair if they’d share some insight on how they’re getting through the COVID-19 pandemic. The team at Iron + Ivy  feel that staying connected is now more important than ever. “With people spending even more time on their phones and social media while they’re stuck at home, you have a prime opportunity to reach out and share more of the personality behind your salon.”  Continue reading…

Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

Taking care of yourself and your mental health

17 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

COVID-19 has changed everyone’s lives in some way. These many changes, combined with the ongoing uncertainty of this evolving situation, can take a toll on our mental health. That’s why it’s so important to acknowledge how you’re feeling and show yourself some extra kindness right now. Here are some quick tips on how to look after your mind and body.
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How Kitomba reporting can help you apply for the wage subsidy

16 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

The New Zealand Government has developed a Wage Subsidy Scheme to help employers and their staff maintain an employment connection and ensure an income for affected employees, even if the employee is unable to actually work any hours.  Continue reading…

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Tips to stay sane and in business during COVID-19 lockdown

15 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

Diana Beaufort of Reds Hairdressing says that the time for strong leadership is now, “Your team need to know that you have their backs, both emotionally and financially. You need to have a business continuity and risk management plan so you can focus on what you can control.” In New Zealand, the lockdown period started March 26th for a minimum of 4 weeks, so we still don’t know when everything will be back to normal, Diana feels it’s important to be honest and realistic when communicating with your team and your clients at this time. Continue reading…

Managing your business in Kitomba

Take advantage of Kitomba 1 for your business

1 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

Kitomba 1 is packed full of key features that can help you manage your business from anywhere, on any device.

Keep reading to see our range of Kitomba 1 features, learn how to use a few key tools, and find out how you can make the most of them during the COVID-19 crisis. Continue reading…