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Cost Busters: Free online training for managing rising costs

29 Mar 2023 by Kitomba

With costs rising and minimum wage going up in New Zealand on 1 April, it’s important to use this opportunity to look at your prices and wages in your salon, spa or clinic.

To help you do this, we’ve partnered with Patricia Ross from First Class Services to provide a free 30-minute online training on Monday 3 April at both 12pm and 8pm to help you get started with your pricing and wages strategy.

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Customer success story: Barney Martin Hair

28 Mar 2023 by Kitomba

Barney Martin Hair in Sydney’s Surry Hills has been in business for over 20 years, and is an outstanding example of a salon that offers a luxurious, yet laid-back, experience. We sat down with Barney Martin to learn about his biggest challenges in business, his tips for anyone starting out, and the secret behind how he keeps his clients coming back. 

Watch the video below and keep reading to learn more about Barney Martin’s journey. 

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How to complete a stock take for the end of financial year with Kitomba

27 Mar 2023 by Kitomba

The end of the financial year is quickly approaching, which means it’s time for hair and beauty businesses to prepare for their annual stock take!

To help you get ready, we’ve put together a short guide that shows you how to easily complete a stock take using Kitomba Salon and Spa Software.

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16 finance terms every salon, spa, or clinic owner should know

18 Mar 2023 by Kitomba

The business world is full of jargon and financial terms you’re expected to understand. To help you navigate these terms, we’ve put together a quick reference guide of some of the key financial terms you may encounter as a salon, spa, or clinic business owner.
Click on any of the terms below to be taken to its summary.

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How to prepare for the end of the financial year with Kitomba

17 Mar 2023 by Kitomba

The end of the financial year comes around at the same time every year, and yet each time it can seem like a surprise. The good news is if you’ve been using Kitomba it’s easy to get much of the information you need to keep your accountant and the tax man happy.
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4 Kitomba features to help you sell more retail

14 Mar 2023 by Kitomba

If your goal is to sell more retail at your salon, spa or clinic, your software can make this easier for you and your team. The problem is, most hair and beauty professionals don’t use their salon software to its full potential! 

Keep reading to learn about the features available from Kitomba Salon and Spa Software that will help to keep your staff motivated, your retail sales high, and ultimately help your business to grow!

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Top tips to increase your salon’s client revisit rate

10 Mar 2023 by Kitomba

Are you looking for ways to increase the number of clients visiting your salon? Sure, you can try to keep up with current trends, offer quality services, and work on creating an inviting atmosphere. But nearly every salon is focusing on these and if you want to make a lasting impression, you need to go the extra mile.

In this blog, you’ll learn simple tactics on how to increase your salon’s client revisit rate and retain your clients! 

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14 ways to sell more retail at your salon or spa

6 Mar 2023 by Kitomba

Retail is a great way to increase how much your clients spend and increase your salon’s profit. So we’ve put together a list of our top 14 tips to help you sell more retail.

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Is Kitomba’s Xero integration right for you?

28 Feb 2023 by Kitomba

We have partnered up with Xero, one of the best accounting softwares to quickly and accurately send your cash drawer reconciliations from Kitomba directly to Xero. This makes your reporting across softwares seamless, and turns your stressful end of financial year prep into a breeze!

Read on to learn more about if our integration is right for your business, and how to get started.

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How to get more Google reviews for your salon, spa or clinic

28 Feb 2023 by Kitomba

Building a credible reputation in the hair and beauty industry is crucial, and with the majority of clients looking online to find their local salon, Google reviews have never been more important. 

Online reviews provide a way for clients to share their experiences, which helps improve trust and credibility. Reviews can also help put your website higher on the Google search page which increases the chances of potential clients finding you. You don’t need to be a computer whizz to take advantage of Google Reviews. So how do you get more of them?

Here are three simple, yet effective ways to get more Google reviews for your salon.

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