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Jul 15, 2021

A Look Back At 10 Years: Partnering with FreeConferenceCalling.com





It’s time to take another look back at the past decade and all the growth that Unitwise has experienced. This time we are shining a spotlight on our partnership with FreeConferenceCalling.com. This has been a great partnership that allowed our team to offer another great feature to our clients.


Team work makes the dream work, and communication is key to working together as a cohesive team. That is why we sought out a solution for our clients that would allow them to communicate easily at no additional cost to them.

What is FreeConferenceCalling.com?

This is a great service that allows organizations and businesses to communicate with a user-friendly and efficient conference calling tool. Their product is cost-efficient, reliable, and convenient. Because we knew that these are all qualities our clients needed, we formed a partnership to make this easily available through Unitwise.


How our clients benefit from this partnership


Whether your team is made up of a few people in the same area, or a large group spread out throughout the country, communicating doesn’t have to be a hassle. Free Conference Calling is included in your Unitwise subscription, so there is no extra cost or equipment needed.


Each Unitwise account has a conference call number with an access, this can easily be shared in emails, on flyers, or over social media. Our clients enjoy the fact that they can easily record their calls for future reference or for team members that are not able to attend. Sending an email invite and sending email invites is another convenient perk of this feature.


Over the course of the pandemic, our clients have given us great feedback about this feature. Without the option to meet and catch up in person, this tool has helped them stay home and stay safe without losing touch with their team and goals.


Are you taking advantage of this great feature? If not, it’s time to give it a try! In the meantime stay tuned as we continue to spotlight more of our awesome partnerships throughout the summer!



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Jun 17, 2021

A Look Back At 10 Years: ProPay Integrations

 





It’s hard to believe that Unitwise celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year! Our team has found
that time flies when you are doing what you love and creating a product that helps people do what they
love. That’s how UnitWise started, we saw a group of passionate people in the MK community and
realized that there was no product out there that was serving them.




The MK community needed a product that would allow them to take their business on the go with them.
So, we got to work creating UnitWise, the first totally web-based application that allows beauty consultants to simplify and maximize their business, taking it to the next level.




After launching UnitWise in 2010, the journey began. The driving force behind the success of UnitWise is the partnerships we have created. Through these partnerships we have been able to integrate new, convenient features that made Unitwise the seamless, automated application that it is today.

What is ProPay?


ProPay is a credit card processing service that works with direct-selling business owners. Together we forged a partnership with ProPaythat allowed us to integrate their services into UnitWise. Our development team worked with them to build, test and deploy ProtectP®, with this technology, card holders' credit card details become invisible within our system.





What does this partnership mean to Unitwise?


The ProPay integration into UnitWise allowed our clients to up their customer service game. Now, they were able to process their customer’s credit card payments securely through UnitWise. This was a game changer, it’s more secure and convenient for customers and it’s more efficient and professional for their consultant.




Integrating with ProPay also allowed our clients to begin taking payments for their client’s invoices. This offers even more flexibility in collecting payments. Immediately after the payment is made, our clients can then email their customer a receipt. All our clients need to do to take full advantage of this feature is a ProPay account (this will be linked to the UnitWise account) and an internet connection, it’s that easy. As they say, teamwork makes the dream work!




Stay tuned as we continue our trip down memory lane! Over the past decade, we have made some amazing partnerships and we are going to continue to highlight them each week, stay tuned for more!
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Jun 15, 2021

Unitwise Update: A Message From the CEO

 




Hello,

UnitWise just celebrated its 10th anniversary this year!

It has been an amazing journey and we couldn't have done it without you!

Our goal was to create a product that would allow the MK workforce to simplify, maximize, and manage their entire business on-the-go. We created that solution and more!

Over the past decade we have had many successes along with a few failures, from which we have learned and improved upon. Through many invaluable partnerships with Endicia, Propay, FreeConferenceCalling.com, Facebook, etc. we were able to build automated integrations that made UnitWise a faster, simpler application. 

Without automated integration, extensive manual data entry is required, especially in maintaining the inventory. We have to manually link all of the new product launches and inventory additions. This is a very time consuming and expensive manual process that requires additional internal training due to the manual process.

Unlike our many partners, MK has offered no API or data sharing options and we do not foresee a seamless integration for MK inventory. 

For this reason, we will have to shut down UnitWise as of December 31, 2021. 

This is an extremely hard decision to make, as UnitWise was the first product created by our company. After UnitWise, we went on to create 11 more successful applications! 

If you wish to keep UnitWise powering the MK workforce, you can help by reaching out to a corporate contact at MK and explaining the importance of this application in your business activities, especially with inventory. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss this further. Thank you for your continued support of UnitWise

Respectfully yours,
Hero@Unitwise.com

Agie Sundaram
CEO and Co-founder
SPAN Enterprises

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Oct 30, 2020

Last Minute Halloween Using Makeup You Already Own!

The spooky season has arrived and if you love it as much as we do, you’ve already planned your costume! Even if you’re looking for a last minute look, these are our favorite ideas to try this year. 

As always be sure to wear your mask and practice social distance, but Halloween can still be fun this year! Whether you are out and about or enjoying some Halloween fun via Zoom, these looks are picture perfect. 

With Halloween tomorrow, you can easily create this look with make-up that you and your clients already have at home!


A Dia de los Muertos Celebration

This is a fun and easy look, plus if you are seeking a last minute solution, the entire costume is your face of make-up! you can simply pull a black t-shirt and jeans out of your closet and let your face be the focus!


All you need is a black eye liner, preferably one with a felt tip for extra precision. To up the creepy factor use a foundation that is a shade or two to light for your skin tone. You know, that foundation that you pull out in the depths of January when there is no summer glow in sight! For the colorful highlights that really make this look pop, grab a few of your favorite matte liquid lipsticks, they will stay on all night!


If you want to go the extra mile, hot glue some fabric flowers from the dollar store to a headband and you are officially ready!


A Black Cat


Some say cliche’, we call it a classic. The black cat look can be pulled together in a flash! Just take your time and lay down your favorite smokey eye look. The grab that handy-dandy felt-tipped balck eyeliner and add your nose and whiskers. 


You can either apply black lipstick to your top lip or shade it in with a black eyeliner pencil. Then, ta-da! Or should we say, “meow”! Luckily, you will find a cat-ear headband in just about any store these days!



A Spooky Witch


Boo! This may be the easiest look of them all! Grab your witches hat and apply your favorite smokey eye look. Except you are going to turn the intensity up to achieve that spooky look! Then choose the most adventurous shade of lipstick you own. We all have one, you came across the shade at one point and you thought, “this is too intense for everyday life, but it sure looks fun!”. Then you bought it anyway! Much like with all of these looks, glitter can only make them more exciting!


There you have it, three Halloween looks that can be (socially distant) party-ready in minutes! Plus, you probably already own all of the make-up needed to achieve them. 


Here at Unitwise, we are all about working smarter not harder! If you are a beauty consultant looking for the ultimate hack for a smoother and more success business, be sure to check out Unitwise today!
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Oct 2, 2020

Ten Ways that Unitwise is your Personal Assistant



As a beauty consultant, you have a lot going on, not to mention adjusting to all the changes that we have been dealing with during the pandemic. Here at Unitwise we believe that your time is too valuable to waste, that’s why we created the Unitwise application.


Check out the top ten features that will help you streamline your business!


Customer Management

You can manage your entire client base with Unitwise. You are able to create beauty profiles for all of your clients, complete with their detailed purchase history. This allows you to remember each client’s “must have” products with just a glance!


Invoicing

You can easily create invoices and sales receipts for your clients. This is great for payment plans and is just another way to easily carry out your business from a safe distance. Clients can conveniently make payments with the Unitwise Payment Hub.


Inventory Management

This Unitwise feature makes tracking your inventory a breeze. You can use this feature to easily edit your inventory and create invoices. When the holiday season comes around you can easily create gift baskets and bundles for your clients. 


Expense Tracking

Add expenses to your account as they are incurred or by bulk, for easy financial tracking. You can easily categorize your expenses as well. 


Financial Tracking and Reporting

With Unitwise you can keep track of your financial records right from your desired device. You can run financial reports and see snapshots of your current income and expenses. You can use this information throughout the year, and when tax time rolls around you can refer to the “Year end/Tax” section of your account will be very helpful. 


Google Calendar Sync

Easily sync your google calendar with your Unitwise account to maintain your schedule. All you need to do this is a valid google ID. 


FaceBook and Twitter Integrations

Now more than ever, social media is a great way to connect from your clients from a distance. With Unitwise you can quickly update your social media accounts from the Unitwise application. 


Email Marketing

You can streamline and update the way that you stay in touch with your unit members and clients with the Unitwise email marketing feature. This allows you to send personalized emails to many people at once. You can even use Email Marketing Reports to see how well your promotional emails are received and to decide who to follow up with. 


Unit Reports

If you are an MK  team leader or a director with multiple consultants in your unit, this tool will be your new best friend! You can create reports directly from InTouch to track the activity of your team and recognize their accomplishments.


Weekly Accomplishments

You can set goals for yourself and the other team members in your unit with this feature. This is a great way to keep everyone on the same page and celebrate as you reach the goals you have set. You can conveniently email this report to your director. 


See, there you have it. There are so many ways that Unitwise can help your business run more smoothly. Get started with Unitwise today!










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Sep 4, 2020

3 Mask Friendly Eyeshadow Looks to Try Right Now!

Happy September everyone! Fall is in the air...for those of you who aren’t living in the south. We may not be feeling a cool autumn breeze yet, but at least we can curl up with a pumpkin spice latte.


The change of the seasons can definitely be inspiring for your make-up routine. There is nothing quite like digging into a rich, fall color palette, with the hopes of creating a look that even mother nature herself would love. 


Don’t let your face mask get in the way of fall makeup looks! So, keep wearing it everyday to keep those around you and yourself safe. Here are some great looks to make your eyes pop. 


Bold Lashes

If you’re looking to infuse a little glamour into your day, bold lashes are an easy way to do it. If you, like many of us, have to fight the urge to glide on your go-to, confidence boosting red lipstick these days, this is for you! Bold lashes can be the confidence boosting alternative when you are wearing your face mask (which should be always). 


Get the Look

Gather all of your lash products. We’re talking mascara, lash primer, and especially your eyelash curlers, all of them! If you are on the fence about false lashes, this is the perfect time to give them a try. 


You can choose to line your eyes, or keep your lashes the focus, whichever makes you feel ready to conquer the day ahead!


Rich Golds with a Blue Liner

This is a bold look that uses rich fall colors like gold and rust. The deep blue, winged eyeliner adds a striking quality. This is a great opportunity to pull out your favorite palette filled with fall tones. It may even be an excuse to purchase a new palette that you’ve had your eye on! 


Get the Look

Be sure to apply an eyelid primer, to ensure that this look has lasting power. Don’t have an eyelid primer? Grab your favorite concealer and blend a bit onto your eyelid, it will essentially serve the same purpose. 


Start with a matte base color in a shade only slightly deeper than your skin tone, this will add dimension to your look and give you an even base to work with. Next, take your rust color, only a small amount at first and begin to blend along the base of your eyelid, sweeping it up into your outer crease.   


Next, take your gold tone into your crease and slightly above onto your brow bone. This will allow you to blend out any harsh lines. Finally, take your favorite highlight shade and sweep a small amount right beneath the brow and in the inner corner of your eye. 


Once you are happy with your color gradation, it’s time to add your blue liner. You can use a liquid liner, pencil liner, or a damp brush and deep blue eyeshadow. It just depends which you are more comfortable working with. 


A Dramatic Wing

When your eyes are really the only facial feature that you have showing above your mask, what could be more dramatic than a winged liner?


This may already be a staple in your make-up repertoire, but you can still have fun with it by dragging that line out just a little further. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you could try a bright color as opposed to the classic black. 


Get the Look

For this look, a liquid liner is the way to go. This will help you achieve a more precise look. Need help getting that line right? Just grab a spoon from your kitchen. Use it as a tool to help you see the natural line from your nose past the outer corner of your eye, then use the end that is not rounded as the guide for your wing. Ta-da, that was easy!


As a beauty consultant, you know the importance of a great make-up look, and the perfect accessories. Whether, it's the perfect planner, the right shade of lipstick, or even the perfect tote bag, these all help you streamline your daily routine. When it comes to software, Unitwise is the ultimate accessory to round out your collection. 


With Unitwise you can manage your business logistics all from one place. Mary Kay consultants can handle their client information, marketing strategies, and accounting all from one user-friendly interface. 


Get started today and find out what the buzz is all about!




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Aug 27, 2020

4 Easy DIY Beauty Treatments To Try This Weekend



We are all stuck at home more than we would like to be these days, but that doesn’t have to translate into a boring weekend. This also doesn’t mean that we have to let self-care go out the window. After all, it is easier to hide your tired skin or split ends over Zoom, right? Wrong! 


These great at-home treatments will leave you feeling refreshed, plus you can probably find many of the ingredients lying around your pantry right now!


Stay tuned for some super-easy DIY beauty treatments with great benefits!


Lip Scrubs

Chapped lips are the bane of everyone’s existence. Well, that may be a bit over dramatic, but they are both uncomfortable and unsightly. If you are a lover of lipstick (who isn’t?), especially those with matte, drying formulas, a lip scrub is a great idea. 


You can easily use these scrubs to buff away dryness. Try using a toothbrush or your fingers to apply, then massage into your lips and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Then rinse off for instantly fresher lips!


The Sugar Lip Scrub

1 tsp brown sugar 

1 tsp honey


Did you know that honey has both soothing and moisturizing properties? It is also a natural antibacterial ingredient. Sugar is a natural exfoliant. Be sure to use brown sugar over regular sugar as it is less processed and provides a softer exfoliation. 


The Coffee Lip Scrub 

1tsp coffee grounds

½  tsp honey

½ tsp olive oil


Did you know that coffee grounds have natural exfoliating properties as well? Remember that the next time you are about to toss them! If you are a coffee lover or someone who enjoys the scent of coffee, this one's for you! This will give you an automatic “pick-me up” when you apply it in the morning. 


Hair Masks

Our hair works hard for us! It puts up with heat, chemicals, and styling tools. If your hair is feeling a bit dull lately, try a hair mask! These DIY hair masks will nourish your hair and scalp in just 20-30 minutes. 


Pumpkin Mask

½ cup of pumpkin puree

¼ cup of coconut oil


You might associate pumpkin with your pumpkin spice latte or a delicious pie on Thanksgiving, but it actually has nourishing ingredients that will give your hair a boost of moisture. Coconut oil helps to strengthen your hair against breakage and the dreaded split ends. 


Yogurt Mask

¼ cup of plain yogurt

½ cup of sweet potatoes

3 tbsp of honey


This mask might also remind you of Thanksgiving, it uses the richness of sweet potatoes to nourish your hair. Did you know that sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A? This promotes hair growth and elasticity. Why yogurt? It’s not just good in your smoothie, it’s acidic properties help remove build up on your scalp. 


There you have it, your own at-home selection of spa services! See? Self-care doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. Being a beauty consultant doesn’t have to be complicated either, just sign up for Unitwise!


Unitwise is a complete business management solution that is designed to help you work smarter, not harder. 


Try Unitwise today!


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Aug 14, 2020

How Journaling Daily Can Boost Your Productivity



Are you experiencing a productivity slump? We all do from time to time. There is so much going on in the world around us and so little of it is within our control, so feeling distracted is understandable. One of the ways that you can jumpstart your productivity and spice up your daily routine is by journaling. 


Believe it or not this small act can have a big impact on your productivity when you incorporate it into your daily life. 

The Benefits of Journaling

Did you know that research conducted by the American Psychological Association shows that, “Expressive writing reduces negative and  avoidant thoughts about negative events and improves working memory.” This research also suggests that it strengthens your ability to cope with stress.

Getting Started


Choose A Journal

The most important part of getting started is choosing the perfect writing partner, your journal! There are so many options, be sure to select a journal that you will be excited to write in everyday. Some journals are even designed with daily prompts if you want some guidance while getting into the habit. 


Start Your Day with a Goal

When you start everyday with a goal, it may change the way you think about your daily tasks. Plus, it is scientifically proven that when you put something into writing you are more likely to feel accountable. 


This can be a great exercise in self-realization. For example, you may have the same goal everyday. Maybe your goals are different from what you expected. What could that mean for your future?


Track Your Progress

You can not only check tasks off of your to-do list, but you can track your progress and learn more about the way that you work. For example, you can record how long it takes you to work on certain tasks and see how that changes over time. You can also see what you are struggling with and come up with ways to better handle it. 


Not to mention, when you look back through your journal and see your progress it will feel great!


Gather Inspiring Words

How often do you come across a quote from a book or a famous leader that resonates with you? Journal it, then on a later day when you are feeling “stuck” and need some inspiration you can flip through your journal and revisit it. 


Write about accomplishments that are significant to you, you can look back on them later when you need a confidence boost. 


Get Creative

Journaling jumpstarts your creative right brain. This is a great outlet to unleash your artistic abilities. You can add drawings to your journal and anything else that is meaningful to you. Have fun with it!


Reach Your Goals with Unitwise

Here at Unitwise, we are all about helping you reach your goals as an MK Consultant! Our software is designed to work for you! 


From marketing to accounting to managing your business overall, Unitwise has you covered!


Did you know that our software can help you track your business and provide you with helpful insights? We create reports with key information such as:


  • Unit Reports
  • Email Marketing Reports
  • Expense Tracking
  • InTouch W.A.S Reports
  • Weekly Accomplishments

Get started with Unitwise today!



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