Turn craft into your income

How is it possible to make a living from a craft? Find out by following the nine-part Small Business Connect series “Crafting Your Business” .

  •  Product idea
  •  Prototyping & sampling
  •  Materials
  • Production
  • Packaging & packing
  • Marketing
  •  Selling
  •  Distribution
  •  Feedback

If you want to create a successful craft business, you need to understand that every product, involves a journey.

In the previous edition, we covered the first part of this series, “Product Idea”. Here we featured Marilyn Safodien, the owner of crocheting business, Off The Hook cg, who through her experiences explained how focusing on her product idea assisted in growing her business.

The second part of this series, featured in this edition, focuses on “Prototyping and Sampling”. Read more about Inga Gubeka’s story on this page.

The Crafting Your Business series is based on the e-book, Growing Your Creative Business – a guide for craft producers, designers and other creatives which was commissioned by the Department of Arts and Culture and developed in partnership with the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI)



From sample to success

Get your product right with prototyping and sampling


Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI), crafting your business, Department of Arts and Culture, Inga Gubeka, Marilyn Safodien, Off The Hook cg

We welcome comments and point out that the views of those who comment are not necessarily our views at Small Business Connect, its publishers, sponsors, or the dti. We invite debate, but insist on civility. We will not post personal attacks, name calling or foul language. If you wish to report inappropriate comments for our moderator to review, please use the Flag as inappropriate function provided.

Supported by the dti & published by BusinessOwner&Co. Use of information is at own risk. Neither the dti nor the publisher may be held liable for any loss or damage that may occur as a result thereof.