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

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

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Sinead Koehler


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

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 that all courses scheduled to start before 30 June 2020 will take place in an online classroom. Courses starting after this date will be held in our onsite classrooms.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

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

Online courses are not available to book on the day they start.

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.



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