The other half of Uberkate is Kate’s husband Adam, who joined the business nearly 5 years ago. Deb asks Kate when they knew it was the right time for Adam to quit his job, how it works as a family and if they had to set boundaries. Adam was still working in media when Kate started the business, and for the first 4 years, she did everything herself, often working 14-16 hour … [Read more...] about Uberkate’s Kate Sutton on working with hubby
In this Balance series, Deborah talks to Kate Sutton, founder of Uberkate jewellery. Deb asks Kate to explain the importance of creating a community online with Uberkate, and why it’s worked so successfully. “I think building a community is the most important part of running a business. There’s a million products, so many competitors who are mimicking what we do, copying … [Read more...] about Digital media. Online communities. Are they really relevant for a small business?
Deb continues her chat with Kate Sutton, founder of Uberkate jewellery. She asks Kate what she thinks has been the key to her success. “I think it’s storytelling. I think I took storytelling from what I was doing with journalism and I tell stories through jewellery”, Kate responds. “And I tell peoples life stories. Someone might come to us for the birth of their first … [Read more...] about Three new business tips from the founder of Uberkate
This article originally appeared in Virgin Voyeur Magazine. Would it sound crazy if I asked you whether you ‘listen’ to your body? Twenty years ago my career was peaking. I was jet setting around the country as a TV host for Channel 9. I was shooting regularly for The Women’s Weekly as Fashion Editor. My diary was full of meetings, appointments and functions to attend. I … [Read more...] about Health tips for business travellers
One of the greatest challenges in my business and life is my drive. To be more specific, my driver. She is that part of me that is constantly on, looking for the next creative project, the next business venture, working out how to serve my clients better, get the book written, the PhD done, get-everything-happening-like-yesterday (if not sooner……aren’t you done … [Read more...] about What’s driving you? A very real admission