Start a Lectern, Podium and Pulpit Manufacturing Business

A lectern (mistakenly called a podium) is a tall stand with a sloping top to hold a book or notes, from which someone, typically a preacher or lecturer, can read while standing up. A podium is a small platform in which a person may stand to be seen by an audience, as when making a speech. A pulpit is a raised enclosed platform in a church or chapel from which the preacher delivers a sermon. Start your own business making lecterns, podiums and pulpits for schools, churches or businesses.

Whenever someone is giving a speech or sermon in a hall or venue it is strange to see them not standing behind a lectern or pulpit. Almost any venue whether it be a hall, school or church needs either a lectern, podium or pulpit.

Business Model
This business manufactures lectern, podiums and pulpits in various designs, sizes and materials (wood, acrylic sheet aka Perspex etc.). You should have a catalogue of designs that can be customised to a client’s needs: colour, material, logo etc.

A client will initially request a quotation based on their needs, once approved they have to pay a deposit to proceed with job.

This business requires woodworking knowledge as well as working with acrylic sheet (Perspex) which is becoming a popular material to use when making these products.

Target Market
Education establishments and religious institutions are by far the most common users of this product. Other potential clients include various clubs to use in halls.

Business Model Manufacturing
Equipment Woodworking tools, acrylic cutting tools
Materials Wood, acrylic sheet

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