Turn craft into your income | Crafting your business | Small Business Connect

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)

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From sample to success

Get your product right with prototyping and sampling

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