Our Goal? Create another 1,000 entrepreneurs.

 

BETA’s mission is to support entrepreneurship with a focus on earning foreign exchange by leveraging global online marketplaces (Airbnb, Etsy, Teespring etc.) that highlight Barbados’ culture to the world. While this is our mission, our initial focus is to have Barbados be the first island to launch Airbnb 'Trips' - cultural experiences & immersions created by ordinary Barbadians.

Imagine an item. Make & market it to millions.

Etsy is a peer-to-peer e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies. Think of it as an anti Amazon.com. Once you can imagine and create a hand-crafted item you'll have the opportunity to sell it to a marketplace of more than 30M active buyers. Your market is no longer limited to Barbados or the region. It's the 3.3B people connected on the internet - so there are no limits. 

Express your creativity. Discover your tribe.

Take a look below for examples of handcrafted items from around the world of people expressing their creativity and showcasing their culture. If you get any ideas - sign up with us to share them and we'll help you get started on Etsy today.

 

Looking for ideas on items to make? 

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Miniature Sweet

As you might have guessed with the name, Miniature Sweet sells a lot of customized and unique candy you won’t often find in candy stores. They’ve also expanded their products to include accessories and craft items among other things. They also offer discounts and freebies with each purchase.

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Nicole de Bruin

 

 

Nicole de Bruin’s shop specializes in charms of all sorts and designs. They also have discount promos depending on how much or how many you purchase. You can also have them make custom engraved tags with you choosing what is written on them.

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Happy Supplies

 

Short for Happy Jewelry Supplies, this Etsy shop sells different kinds of Jewelry with a relatively affordable price tag. They also offer discount promos like most Etsy shops. You’ll find necklaces, earrings, charms and other jewelry items here.

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Gold Swan

 

Formerly known as EverLuxe, Gold Swan is a jewelry shop based in the US that sells a wide variety of jewelry products. They sell stones, charms, beads, necklaces, and they even offer different designs and materials. They also sell crafting items and materials for crafters and those who want to make their own jewelry.

The Dime Store Emporium

The Dime Store Emporium sells accessories for both men and women. What makes them distinct is their stand to not use lead and nickel. Their products have a similar style though the colors and designs really make them stand out. This is probably one of the reasons for their high sales.

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Yadana Beads

 

Beads, chains, jewelry and other crafting materials have really put Yadana Beads as one of the most successful shops this year. It seems that a lot of people and companies are investing in crafting materials which makes selling them quite easy especially for a niche website like Etsy.

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Share Living

 

Another jewelry shop on this list, Share Living offers custom jewelry at a really low price. What makes them sell well is that they pride themselves in having one of the lowest prices on Etsy and have seasonal clearance sales that can reach to around 30% off the original price. This is a definitely something to check out for people who are looking for a bargain.

 

Yummy Treasures

 

As you may have noticed by now, Etsy really has a lot of successful Jewelry sellers. Yummy Treasures is included in this trend selling jewelry-crafting materials of different materials and varieties. They also have their own jewelry up for sale.

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Cl-beads

 

As the shop title denotes, Cl-beads sells jewelry items and materials like beads. They do have a different quality and designs for the materials they sell which may be one of the reasons why they’re the number two seller on Etsy.

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Bohemian Findings

 

Bohemian Findings rises above all the other Etsy shops and as you might’ve guessed, is a seller of charms and other small items. It goes to show how much popular these types of shops are and the success is also attributed to the price of their wares compared to buying something at a mall for example.