cottage industry is a manufacturing activity operated at home, these
decentralized manufacturing business often operated out of a home rather than a purpose-built facility . The handcrafts sold on are an example of a cottage industry, 

Small scale industries also known as MSMEs are defined & categorized by the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development. The categorizes are different in term of scale of industries on the basis of investment in plant & machinery in case of manufacturing industries and on the basis of investment in equipment,

Small manufacturing business can be started at home or at a small rental premise. The cost of machinery or equipment’s required for starting small manufacturing business is very low.

The Small Scale Industries play an important role in Indian economy in spite of facing numerous difficulties. The Government of India has taken certain measures for the development of cottage and small scale industries.

here we list some small manufacturing ideas in term of cottage industry


Chocolate is a key ingredient in many foods such as milk shakes, candy bars, cookies and cereals. It is ranked as one of the most favourite flavours in North America and Europe, Chocolates is the favorite item of children. Chocolates and Cocoa products supply proteins, fats, Carbohydrates, Vitamins and Minerals and demand of chocolate will never stop,


Did you know that the market for baby products in Africa is worth billions of dollars? Currently, it’s one of the most lucrative business opportunities in Africa. A disposable diaper consists of an absorbent pad sandwiched between two sheets of nonwoven fabric. The pad is specially designed to absorb and retain body fluids, and the nonwoven fabric gives the diaper a comfortable shape and helps prevent leakage, just imagine a baby without wearing a diaper, its most profitable business in africa, so same apply to toilet rolls, and facial tissues, every living human using toilets and they wipe, this industry worth billions of dollars,


The retail sales of candles is worth about $2 billion annually according to the data by National Candle Association. Profits are definitely much and the demand is also high. Also, it needs minimal investment to this business is quite profitable. Best thing is that the making charges is low and not very complicated.


Soaps and Detergents are cleaning products that have become an essential part in our daily lives. Cleaning products play an essential role by safely and effectively removing dirts, germs and other contaminants, and thus promote a hygienic lifestyle,The market is expected to grow at rates ranging from under 4% to around 4.5%. These are very modest rates considering that the lifestyles not only of urbanites, but even of well-off rural folks are changing at a very high pace,


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