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cottage industry

n.
1. A usually small-scale industry carried on at home by family members using their own equipment.
2. 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).

cottage industry

n
(Commerce) an industry in which employees work in their own homes, often using their own equipment

cot′tage in`dustry


n.
1. a business in which goods are produced in the home for commercial use or sale.
2. any small-scale, loosely organized industry.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cottage industry - small-scale industry that can be carried on at home by family members using their own equipment
manufacture, industry - the organized action of making of goods and services for sale; "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"
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Major organization : CENTRAL COTTAGE INDUSTRIES CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED
Cottage industries have actually proven to be very successful in producing simple utility items and in generating income for those who do not have the means to start large businesses.
He said Rs 3 billion interests free loan had been provided to 168,000 people through Punjab Small Industries Corporation so that to provide employment through Cottage Industries and the Punjab government was also providing Rs 3 billion interests free loan during current fiscal year whereas Islamic Development Bank would also provide 140 million dollars cooperation for this purpose.
He explained that cottage industries occupy an important position especially in rural setup as traditionally in those areas women were not encouraged to work outside their homes.
Many families depend on cottage industries for income.
By the time you pay the board and the various cottage industries that have sprung up to help get through this, you have spent an incredible amount of money.
Hence, the model emphasized the rehabilitation, development and expansion of cottage industries side by side with agriculture.
Mochko police station SHO Rao Farman told Daily Times that two land grabbers namely Sher Khan Mehsud and Gul Zaman Mehsud, had encroached upon 174 of the 428 acres land, marked for cottage industries.
They earned the prize because they created a system of credit which enables the poor to borrow small amounts to finance cottage industries thereby enabling them to improve the lives of their families.
Hall's latest 4th edition of From Kitchen To Market: Selling Your Gourmet Food Specialty: it outlines and analyzes all kinds of food marketing opportunities for small cottage industries new to the business, discussing everything from building a product's concept using trade shows, brokers, and more.
The increasing population remained overwhelmingly rural, living and working on the farms and cottage industries higher up the slopes.
Keeping up with the new governance environment brought about by compliance regulations and listing standards from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), New York Stock Ex-change and Nasdaq is driving the growth of cottage industries to support customer needs.