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How To Launch A Product Based Business From A Market Stall Weekend

College
Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Sinead Koehler

Description


Market stalls provide the perfect testing ground for design-led products. This course will give you the practical knowledge to turn your idea into a fully-fledged business. You will learn both the practical steps required to start a business from product development to branding.

The second day will focus on the market experience - how to prepare, what to expect and how to make the most of the opportunity. This course is aimed at those who are just starting out on their small business adventure.

Topics covered

  • Market research
  • Product development
  • Pricing and finances
  • Branding and marketing
  • Selling

Outcomes
Practical knowledge including checklists, confidence to give it a try and a network of those in a similar situation.

Who should take this course?
Those who want to start a design-led, product based business.

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older


Tutor Description


Sinead Koehler is the founder and director of Crafty Fox Market which she started in 2010. Crafty Fox is a popular modern craft market, hosting a curated selection of artists and makers selling an accessible range of products. The market currently has a monthly residency at Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant and Castle. They also host seasonal markets and special events at a variety of London locations. Community is very much at the heart of what Sinead has created with affordable stalls, business talks, an informative blog and online shopping directory all part of the offering.

 

Materials


If you have any existing products, it would be useful to bring them along.

Students will be encouraged to engage in feedback sessions to advise on each others products.


Available dates