Thursday, March 24, 2022



Many business ideas originate in the kitchen, where individuals with a passion for different food styles or beverage flavours aspire to share their creations with the world.

My interest in home brewing led me to explore the concept of crafting a unique and interesting drink, inspired by my sister-in-law's homemade kombucha, a tea-based beverage. The global kombucha industry was valued at $1 million in 2014, but has since experienced significant growth, reaching $1.8 billion in sales by 2019.

Considering the potential saturation of the market, I realised that offering a distinctive flavour could be the key to success. I initially contemplated incorporating flavours such as berries, turmeric, and beetroot to create a one-of-a-kind kombucha that would captivate the public's taste buds.

Thursday, March 10, 2022



Christchurch boasts a talented community of skilled leather craft professionals. As I admired a leather watch strap with its unique style and colour, I wondered if I possessed the skills to recreate it and turn it into a business opportunity.

I took on the challenge and crafted a replacement watch strap, but learned some valuable lessons along the way. I realised that choosing leather that was slightly too thick presented challenges, and that having additional leather craft tools would have been beneficial in the process.

With this experience in mind, I'm now considering the business idea of crafting and selling leather dice bags and small leather bracelets. I'm excited to explore the possibilities and apply the insights gained from my previous leather craft endeavour to create high-quality and visually appealing products for potential customers.

Thursday, March 3, 2022



Building on the kombucha idea from last week, an intriguing concept emerged - why not incorporate New Zealand gins into kombucha to create Kombucha Cocktails?

Initially, I had assumed kombucha was primarily for those seeking non-alcoholic beverages. However, further research revealed that the alcoholic range of kombucha is gaining popularity both in New Zealand and internationally.

Sophie and I were both captivated by this unique project, but we have decided not to pursue it further at this time. Nonetheless, the idea of combining the flavours of local gins with the healthful benefits of kombucha to craft innovative cocktails remains an exciting possibility for the future.

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