How She Does It: Carla Kabbabe CEO and Founder of Claurete

Carla Kabbabe CEO and Founder of Claurete

Claurete is a jewelry brand focused on delivering quality jewelry with unique designs.

Claurete was launched in 2018 in Toronto, Canada by a 24 year old woman founder with a background in business and jewelry designing. Inspired by seeing her family do business, she wanted to take on the same path after developing her own vision and grow a start-up that is focused on creating exclusive pieces that are easy for the end user to maintain and control.

Deb Bailey: Welcome to the blog, Carla. Please share how you got started as an entrepreneur?

Carla Kabbabe: Nice to be here, Deb. I’ve always wanted to share my vision with people, to reach and inspire them, I just wasn’t sure how I was going to do it. So I took on multiple projects and tried different things throughout my life. I was even discouraged many times as it seemed almost impossible on some days. I kept trying different things to express myself and my voice, and somehow the wins and losses that resulted from taking risks has helped me understand myself better.

I enjoy exploring the unknown, bringing people together, and creating opportunities for others. After identifying with what I am truly passionate about, I started meeting with people and converse with them about my interests. That is was when I started noticing how business topics were very appealing to me, and that I was born to be an entrepreneur. I was also inspired by my own family after seeing them do business.

I am currently overseeing and managing Claurete. It all started for me when I was still at university in my last semester wondering on how to officially get started as an entrepreneur. Prior to graduating from university, I took a leap of faith, and here I am now, operating my business and selling worldwide and hoping to inspire other women entrepreneurs to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.

Deb: Are there any “lessons learned” that you’d like to share?

Carla: Failure does not mean you are weak, if anything it can be a valuable lesson. In business or life in general, accepting that there will be good and bad days, can help you handle adversity better. What matters is that you keep going and pushing yourself regardless of any situation.

Deb: So true! Who are your ideal clients?

Carla: Those who are looking for unique pieces that make a statement. Want to be inspired daily by wearing iconic jewelry that fit their schedule anytime and everywhere.

Deb: What are some of your successes and challenges?

Carla: Successes on a business level include running out of the first collections we introduced within the first two weeks after the launch. On a personal level, I would say traveling at the age of 17 in pursuit of making my dreams come true.

Challenges include over-working and hurting my social life, so I often have to remind myself that I need to take a break and keep up with good friends.

Deb: Entrepreneurs never want to stop working. But you're right, taking time out is essential. What inspires you to do the work you do?

Carla: Passion and wanting to transfer the vision I have for the company to other people on a global scale.

Deb: What’s your vision for your business?

Carla: I am hoping to become the next global jewelry brand that supports women in business.

Deb: What advice would you give to women entrepreneurs who are just starting out?

Carla: To stay focused, and to always believe in themselves.

Deb: Since you mentioned taking breaks, what is your favorite activity to relax and unwind?

Carla: Going on long walks and bonding with nature!

Deb: You started your business at a young age. But, what do you wish you could tell your younger self?

Carla: To take it easy, enjoy life and live more!

Deb: Great advice! What do you think are the top 3 traits an entrepreneur must have?

Carla: Passion, discipline, and willpower.

Deb: Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Carla. Please share website and social media URLs.

Carla: I enjoyed it. Here are my URLs.
Instagram: @clauretejewelry
Twitter: @clauretejewelry

Q&A with Carla Kabbabe

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