Kate Goldsby loves lady startups.
Not only is she one herself, but her web design business specialises in helping other women entrepreneurs market their services and products with an easy to run website.
Oh, and she’s also partnering with another lady startup so she can offer more services.
Here, the Canberra woman chats to Mamamia about the realities of going from government employee, to being her own employer.
Tell us about Gold B Digital…What is it?
I run a web design business specialising in women entrepreneurs, Gold B Digital. I focus on building digital business solutions that go beyond just a website. I aim to have a business owner confident to look after their own website and reduce the admin time with integrated systems. I am about to expand and partner with another lady startup and offer branded photography and social media management.
What were you doing before you went into business for yourself?
Working for the Australian Government in marketing and communications
What made you want to start your own business?
I’ve always been a creative soul and dabbling in all sorts of arts and digital channels. It makes my heart happy, so I wanted to find a way to do it for a living. I also wanted to be home-based so I can be around my kids more.
View this post on Instagram
I have an announcement coming, and are busy updating the website to reflect the changes. So excited to share this with you. #newyear What are you working on to being your 2019 vision to life? #2019goals #ladystartup #newyear #womeninbusiness #cbrbusiness #webdesign #newservicescomingsoon
How did you come up with the name?
I have had many business names as I’ve dabbled. Ask my besties who have heard or seen 50 million iterations of “What do you think of this….”
Gold B is a play on “Goldsby”. I wanted it to reflect ‘me’ without using my actual name. It has really stuck this time.
What’s the single best piece of advice you’ve received?