Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Introduction to Cottage Manufacturing

Cottage manufacturing has been chosen as the subject of this blog to help address the globally high level of unemployment. It is intended to help expose a lot of manufacturing opportunities that may not be easily seen by the uninformed.

Our definition of cottage manufacturing is any manufacturing process that is small scale and can be undertaken by a small number of people in a very small space such as a room, garage, etc.

A lot of items can be produced at the cottage level to provide good income for the operator and thus livelihood. Some items when produced at the cottage level create room for the satisfaction of some special custom interests. That is, it is easier to cater for particular special desires.

This forum will endeavor to share ideas and encourage individual efforts towards the satisfaction of needs around their societies within the limits permitted by law. It is not a get-rich-quick scheme and it is intended for serious minded individuals who are eager to contribute to improve the standards of doing things in whichever communities they may find themselves.

Contributions from equipment manufacturers, patent owners, formulators, package designers, etc. are welcome.

Uzo Okonti Okike.