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Make It and Sell It

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 Instructor 31:57 03/23/2021
019 Kits and Classes, with Wendy Klinke, Art Instructor 33:55 03/16/2021
018 Seven Secrets for Small-Scale Success 14:36 12/08/2020
017 Into the Fire(Sauce), with Vid Lynch and Ben Smith, Sauce Makers 33:24 12/01/2020
016 Deep dive, It’s GO Time! 26:42 11/24/2020
015 Deep Dive, Making It Real 19:57 11/17/2020
014 Deep Dive, Permission to Produce 21:25 11/10/2020
013 Fermenting Better Beer, with Tony Morrell, Brewer 26:13 11/03/2020
012 Proofer of Concept, with Armando Lacayo, Baker 26:15 10/27/2020
011 Clarifying Commercial Kitchens, with Bev Martin and Nancy Rohrer, Food Producers 36:17 10/20/2020
010 Mixing It Up, with Jill Donaldson, Baker and Mix Maker 39:19 10/13/2020
009 Inspiring first-wave customers, with Lygeia Ricciardi, Digital Health Entrepreneur 32:57 10/06/2020
008 A Confluence of Influences, with Tania Teschke, Soap and Balm Maker 32:00 09/28/2020
007 Pivoting for Prosperity, with Leslie Arthur, Soap and Cosmetic Maker 36:42 09/22/2020
006 Lessons from the Direct to Consumer Industry, with Jenna Watkins, Personal Care Product Director 34:31 09/15/2020
005 The Bioluminescent Fashionista, with Lysandra Weber, Clothing Designer 41:19 09/08/2020
004 To rent her home, with Maria-Victoria Checa, Painter 26:47 09/01/2020
002 From Manic Crafting to a Thriving Paint-by-Numbers Business, with Amanda Farnum, Founder of Wehgo 34:36 08/25/2020
003 Sourdough for Tie Dyes, with Matt Asin, Early Stage Entrepreneur 24:25 08/25/2020
001 Craft workers, Home-preneurs, and Makers, Oh My. What this is all about 09:55 08/24/2020