Danylo and Ostap Onyshko

Leosklo — Stained Glass Workshop, Lviv


Brothers Ostap and Danylo Onyshko launched the Leosklo Stained Glass Workshop in the autumn of 2014. Their development as master craftsmen began in their childhood when they assisted their mother in the creation of glassware. With so many similar products on the market they sought to produce something unusual to put before the customer. They popularity of florariums struck them as a possibility and they were off and running; the idea was a hit.

Danylo is educated as an architect, Ostap as a marketer. The synergy of their creativity and sales skill is a secret of their success.

About the Training

In February 2017, the Onyshko brothers took part in the Creative Enterprise Ukraine programme. Their assessment: this was important knowledge that came at the right moment, knowledge that would have an impact on the further development of their business. The information they acquired and their communication with other entrepreneurs spurred on the expansion of their work and lent them inspiration from like-minded people.

The Lviv-based entrepreneurs are dreaming about large-scale development: to expand their range of products, open their own store, and to market their work in Europe. Eventually they plan to launch a website, entrust employees with greater responsibility, and establish their shop as a self-sustaining entity. These will allow time to discover new concepts and acquire a business education.

Key achievements in 2017:

● Sales volume doubled;

● Workshop team expanded;

● Introduced instruments to simplify employee work;

● More attention given to sales, not exclusively to production;

● Introduced regular advertising campaign;

● Optimized workshop loss-attribution processes.