Category: Make & Sell Business

Make & Sell Soft Play Equipment

If you’ve ever walked into a daycare centre, restaurant play area, kiddies play venue or even watched competitive game shows such as MTN Gladiators you might have seen these brightly coloured items in various shapes that is being played with this is what is known as “soft play equipment”. What is soft play equipment Soft play equipment is a foam product (often high-density) that is covered with a brightly coloured material this can be PVC […]

Make & Sell Paving Bricks

Paving bricks or “pavers” are thin, flat stones designed for use in paving projects such as walkways, patios, and driveways. Start your own business making and selling paving bricks. Getting started The most cost effective way to get started in this business is to make concrete paving bricks, which requires concrete and a mould. Moulds you can pick up for a few hundred rand. Concrete moulds currently on the market include various designs such as: […]

Make and Sell Tarpaulins

A tarpaulin or tarp is a large sheet of strong, flexible, water-resistant or waterproof material, often cloth such as canvas. It is used as a shelter from the elements, to protect building materials during building, as tent fly, car & truck covers and even as advertising billboards. Start your own business making and selling tarpaulins. The business The tarpaulin business is simple: suppliers sell the various materials that can be used to make tarpaulins by […]

Make and Sell Memory Foam Pillows

Sleep plays an important role in our health, yet many people sleep on worn out hollow fiber pillows resulting in a poor night’s rest, a sore neck and even back pain. Memory foam is a material that softens in reaction to body heat, allowing it to mold to a warm body ensuring a good night’s rest. Make and sell your own memory foam pillows. The market There are essentially two types of memory foam pillows […]

Make and Sell DIY Kits

Magnetic Business Card DIY Kit cover design

DIY or do-it-yourself kits are various items sold together to achieve a particular purpose for example the items needed to make a piece of jewelry or a meal. Start your own business making and selling DIY kits. Kits can be used to make something that you can use but it can also include the ingredients to make a particular dish of food. If it is to make something to use then you should include a […]

Make and Sell Customised Tomy Takkies

Tomy Takkies: once popular with primary school children now worn by all, tap into this trend by starting a business customising Tomy Takkies. Process Tomy Takkies can be customized using various different techniques from fabric paint to glitter and stick on badges. Custom Tomy Takkies can be made as birthday gifts, to commemorate an event or you can even try to offer the service to companies for promotions. More Information Some great ideas How To: 5 Ways […]

Make and Sell Domed Fridge Magnets

Domed fridge magnets are cheap and easy to make but can be turned into a lucrative business if targeting the right market. The promotional market is one but it can also be turned into novelty gifts or even making it for a certain brand such as music artist or even churches or schools. Domed fridge magnets are the combination of doming stickers and magnetic sheet cut into circles using a hollow punch. It is a […]

Make and Sell Leather Cord / String / Rope

This is another business that requires very little to start as it uses recycled material (leather offcuts) as well as one that can be grown to be self sustainable as the product has a host of uses. What is leather cord? Leather cord is leather cut into thin (2mm, 3mm, 5mm) strips. What is leather cord used for? • Leather cord is used on some shoes such as boat shoes as laces as well as decoration […]

Make and Sell Biltong

Biltong is one of South Africa’s favourite snacks and a multi-million rand industry. Process Biltong is basically meat that has been spiced and dried. While the spice is important if you want to differentiate in a crowded marketplace (see below), how you cure the meat is also important if you are going to do large quantities. The drier While there are consumer meat driers available to make biltong, and more expensive industrial driers many people […]