Imagine alipewa loan Tala!
I am just kidding. In the past, much drama has surrounded Betty Kyallo and her businesses. At first, it was Posh Palace which she partnered with her former friend turned enemy Susan Kaittany. The parlor was a hit until things went south.
Susan went on to explain what happened during an interview”
I met Betty Kyallo when she was getting married. It was a celebrity wedding. Thereafter we sponsored the wedding, we sponsored the honeymoon to Dubai and Mauritius and after that, we became friends.And of course having done the influencer marketing with her for our events and travel company, I really wanted them to be happy. I knew that if Kenyans saw them happy then definitely it would reflect very well on our company. And that is exactly what happened. So I thought the same kind of marketing would work for Posh Palace. And that is why I brought her on board. Along the way, it did not work out, unfortunately.”
Apparently, her mistake was giving Betty shares.
I think influencer marketing should remain influencer marketing. It is one thing to do influencer marketing and it is another to actually give somebody shares and then bring them in as a partner.
After the two friends fell out, Betty literally copied Susan and started her own brand dubbed Flair with Betty just across the street from Susan’s Posh Palace. But where did she get the money?
Well, Betty was featured on Parents Magazine this month where she talked about the business extensively:
Starting out on my own was not easy. The previous business was a partnership where things did not work out, just like anything in life. I realised the best thing to do then was to pick myself up as fast as possible and move. I’m not afraid of saying I got asset financing from a local institution but I also used a good chunk of my savings to start the business. It was a big risk because part of those savings were meant for my daughter but it was definitely worth it.
So there you have it. She took a loan and added her personal savings. She also took time to address her fallout with Susan,
Breaking up with a best friend, who is like your sister, is not easy. It is unfortunate that it happened but that is how life is. Nothing is set in stone. It was so heartbreaking to the point that I have very few close friends now – about three – and it is intentional.
Susan was recently interviewed by The Star where she was asked the possibility of there being s reconciliation with her former BFF:
I doubt it. But I wish everyone’s business flourishes. I did not think it would end up like this. I’m just a businessperson who got into this situation and now I just want to live my life the way it was before all this drama.
Ama wapelekwe Patanisho ile ya radio Jambo? Lol!
You can also check out Betty Kyallo And Her Daughter On Parents Magazine (Photos)
Featured image via The Star