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Make It and Sell It

Cory Heyman, Cottage Cupboard Cooperative

This podcast is about how to start a small-scale production business—a low-risk career option with low upfront costs but huge potential benefits—that can be done from home. Whether you are home because of the Coronavirus or family care responsibilities, limited mobility or transportation, or are just more of a homebody, you can still earn a living on your own time and at your own pace. And best of all, you can MAKE something to share with others. Whether you are a baker, a maker, a crafter, an artist, or even a mad scientist, you can turn your hobby into a living. This series will explore all aspects of this kind of business, sometimes called a “cottage industry,” from brainstorming new product ideas to perhaps one day making enough income to quit your day jobs. Episodes will include interviews with home-based entrepreneurs at different stages of their business development and from a broad diversity of fields. Who are they? Why do they do what they do? What have been the major challenges as well as the secrets of their success? What would they recommend to others?For more information about the movement behind the podcast, visit our Facebook Group, at
020 Sharing Cultures with Community, with Loretta Beiler, Baker and InstructorMarch 23, 2021 Episode artwork 019 Kits and Classes, with Wendy Klinke, Art InstructorMarch 16, 2021 Episode artwork 018 Seven Secrets for Small-Scale SuccessDecember 08, 2020 Episode artwork 017 Into the Fire(Sauce), with Vid Lynch and Ben Smith, Sauce MakersDecember 01, 2020 Episode artwork 016 Deep dive, It’s GO Time!November 24, 2020 Episode artwork 015 Deep Dive, Making It RealNovember 17, 2020 Episode artwork 014 Deep Dive, Permission to ProduceNovember 09, 2020 Episode artwork 013 Fermenting Better Beer, with Tony Morrell, BrewerNovember 03, 2020 Episode artwork 012 Proofer of Concept, with Armando Lacayo, BakerOctober 27, 2020 Episode artwork 011 Clarifying Commercial Kitchens, with Bev Martin and Nancy Rohrer, Food ProducersOctober 20, 2020 Episode artwork 010 Mixing It Up, with Jill Donaldson, Baker and Mix MakerOctober 13, 2020 Episode artwork 009 Inspiring first-wave customers, with Lygeia Ricciardi, Digital Health EntrepreneurOctober 06, 2020 Episode artwork 008 A Confluence of Influences, with Tania Teschke, Soap and Balm MakerSeptember 28, 2020 Episode artwork 007 Pivoting for Prosperity, with Leslie Arthur, Soap and Cosmetic MakerSeptember 22, 2020 Episode artwork 006 Lessons from the Direct to Consumer Industry, with Jenna Watkins, Personal Care Product DirectorSeptember 15, 2020 Episode artwork 005 The Bioluminescent Fashionista, with Lysandra Weber, Clothing DesignerSeptember 08, 2020 Episode artwork 004 To rent her home, with Maria-Victoria Checa, PainterSeptember 01, 2020 Episode artwork 003 Sourdough for Tie Dyes, with Matt Asin, Early Stage EntrepreneurAugust 25, 2020 Episode artwork 002 From Manic Crafting to a Thriving Paint-by-Numbers Business, with Amanda Farnum, Founder of WehgoAugust 25, 2020 Episode artwork 001 Craft workers, Home-preneurs, and Makers, Oh My. What this is all aboutAugust 23, 2020 Episode artwork