Serial entrepreneur and media personality Betty Kyallo has come clean on the adverse effects the pandemic has had on her businesses.
During an interview with a local media station, Kyallo intimated that her popular beauty and barber parlours Flair by Betty and Aftershave by Flair have had it rough the past couple of months.
With the lockdowns, curfews and the pandemic in general, Betty joins a long list of small-business owners who have felt the effects first hand.
“I will not want to say that i am doing very well. Truth be told it has been a rough couple of months for many entrepreneurs. I have struggled also just like other entrepreneurs because the business environment has not been very friendly to small-scale businesses,” said Kyallo.
The money in circulation in the economy is not a much and as free as before COVID hit so not many people are willing or able to spend on luxury.
“People just don’t have money to spend especially on luxurious services like micro-blading… what we do at the salon,” she said.
Betty however revealed her trade secrets and what measures she has implemented to keep her businesses afloat during these hard economic times.
“The secret is always knowing how to have your comeback. For us, we did a few things to make sure our customers are still catered for, like reducing the prices. It makes the customer feel that you are considerate,” she said.
Kyallo is among the small business owners who will reap from the lifting of the dusk to dawn curfew that was officially announced by the president during the Mashujaa Day celebrations yesterday.