Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in jewelry but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Satomi Kawakita, designer, and owner of Satomi Kawakita Jewelry, located in New York, NY, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We design, create and sell fine jewelry to retail stores and direct consumers.

Tell us about yourself

I started my career in the industry as a diamond setter in 2003 and started designing + creating jewelry for friends and family, then started my own company in 2010 officially. Now I'm a creative director and owner of the company. I simply enjoy the process of designing and creating jewelry and love working with smart, fun, and hard-working people as a team. Feeling that we make our customers happy and being a part of their lives through our creation is such an incredible thing, and it's a perfect job for me.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

The fact that we are still here!

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Finding the right people to work with.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Do not stop learning.
  2. Have someone who can give an objective opinion to you in the company.
  3. Have fun.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Being a business owner is responsible but worth trying once in a lifetime.

Where can people find you and your business?


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