cottage industry definition

  • noun:
    • A usually small-scale industry continued at home by family members using their very own equipment.
    • A small, loosely organized, yet flourishing complex of activity or industry: "The study of Gandhi has become a virtual cottage industry in the last 30 years, producing schools, museums, foundations and more than 400 biographies” ( Jean Strouse).
    • employment or profession performed home or on a part-time basis.
    • A small-scale industry, with relatively couple of employees or a limited customer base or reduced financial impact.
    • minor industry that can be continued in the home by family utilizing their own gear
    • A usually minor business continued at home by household members utilizing their own gear.
    • A Tiny, loosely arranged, yet thriving complex of task or business: "The study of Gandhi happens to be a virtual cottage business within the last three decades, producing schools, museums, foundations and more than 400 biographies” ( Jean Strouse).
    • work or career done at home or on a part-time basis.
    • A small-scale industry, with reasonably couple of workers or a small customer base or low financial effect.
    • small-scale business that can be continued yourself by loved ones using their very own equipment

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