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 Small Business Connect series “Crafting Your Business” over the next nine editions, starting with your product idea.

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

To get started or expand your business you need to have a skill or an idea for a business or product. But more important than this, you must have motivation for doing something with your idea.

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


Profit from your passion

Starting off with a strong product idea

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