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…


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…

Managing appointment bookings in Kitomba

Getting started with Online Booking

1 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

Online Booking is such a powerful tool for any salon, spa or clinic, and although we’re all being affected in different ways by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of ways it can benefit your business at this time.  Continue reading…

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This year, make a plan to work smarter, not harder.

25 Mar 2020 by Kyra Sproule

Now that the new year excitement has settled and we get back to work, it’s a great time to look at your business and set goals for the year to come. Look closely at yourself, your team and your tools to see if you can streamline everything into one well oiled machine. Here’s how to get started!

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Overcome the overwhelm: 5 tips to prepare for the end of the financial year

23 Mar 2020 by Ashlee Laura

Being a busy salon owner myself, I understand how hard it can be to stay on top of everything, especially when you are working in the business and have only limited time to work on it. Receipts get lost, money goes missing, bills become outstanding, supplier accounts maxed out. Over time, the responsibility of managing the accounting side becomes so overwhelming that you outsource the one thing I personally feel every salon owner should be doing: managing your finances. Continue reading…

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How Kitomba can help you during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

20 Mar 2020 by Kitomba

COVID-19 continues to change the world, so we’ve created this blog to provide you with ways Kitomba can help you and your business at this time.
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Up and coming beauty trends for 2020

19 Mar 2020 by Kitomba

Kitomba felt so privileged to be asked to take part in the Professional Beauty Round Table recently. Our amazing Partnership Manager Rosemary was the perfect person to take a seat at the event as she’s been with Kitomba for 9 years, and has been working in the hair and beauty industry for 20. The aim of the Professional Beauty roundtable event is to bring industry experts together to discuss topics and trends relevant to the beauty industry. The focus for the thirteenth roundtable was: “The 2020 Vision – Beauty Trends”.  

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Increase brand awareness and help grow your customer base with these social media tips

5 Feb 2020 by Martin Lazare

These days, there’s no excuse for not including social media in your broader marketing strategy. It is important to have a presence on social media for many reasons, including establishing brand awareness, generating leads and growing your customer base.

We’ve got a few hot tips that you can start implementing right now to help take your social media marketing to the next level.

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