In this final segment of the series, Deb is curious to know whether Kate has any grand plans for the future of Uberkate. Kate is thrilled to announce that Uberkate will be launching to the US this year. Uberkate were amongst fifty global jewellers who were exclusively invited to exhibit at a jewellery trade show in Manhattan this August. Kate is currently working on … [Read more...] about Kate Sutton reveals exciting plans for the future of Uberkate jewellery
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 asks Melissa Penfold for her tips on where to start when styling a room. She asks Melissa, “What are the staples, the anchor points in a room that are really key?” Melissa describes it as the "70% rule", the same process you use getting dressed for going out. You always start by choosing your main item of clothing first. This translates to creating the backdrop, or … [Read more...] about Why style is all about layering. Melissa Penfold explains the 70% rule for interior designing
In this Balance series, Deborah chats with creative entrepreneur and designer, Kate Sutton, founder of Uberkate personalised jewellery. Deb asks Kate, “Where did the passion come from - working with jewellery and being a silversmith?” According to Kate’s mum, she started at age seven when she used to pull apart old chains and put them back together. Then throughout her … [Read more...] about How I turned my childhood hobby into a booming business
In this Balance series, Deborah chats with creative entrepreneur and designer, Kate Sutton, founder of Uberkate personalised jewellery. Deb asks Kate about the period when she discovered the popularity of her jewellery designs meant demand was going to overtake production. At this point of deciding whether to create a full-time business from what started as a part-time … [Read more...] about Uberkate: Was there a mentor figure during your career change?