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Have you thought about turning your hobby into a profitable small business? This podcast shows you how to do just that. Whether you want a side gig for some extra cash or to get out of your 9-5, the handmade products you make for fun can hold the key!

In each episode you'll hear steps and actions to take to start and grow a profitable business. It's created specifically for the handmade product business entrepreneur; a group I lovingly call Gifters, Bakers, Crafters, and Makers.

You're a fabulous unique creative person and I'm here to help you get on the right path to making your vision a reality. There's a lot out there about building a service based business, some about building a product business, but handmade is different. There are specific nuances to handmade that we cover here.

Have you thought about starting a business but not sure what the first steps should be and you're afraid to do it "wrong?"

Have you started your business but it's not progressing as you had envisioned?

Are you confused about Etsy, Amazon Handmade and Shopify platforms?

What about email marketing and Facebook or Instagram ads for attracting sales?

There is so much to know it can be overwhelming and confusing.

I'm your host, Sue Monhait, and I interview business owners who have been where you are. This is combined with over 30 years of experience consulting hundreds of boutique and big brands along with opening two profitable product based business of my own, I'm here to help you realize your dream.

At the end of each episode, you'll walk away with new ideas, tools, or processes that you can apply immediately to get results. Decide on your business. Learn how to get started. Hear what others do to get customers and increase their sales.

A great first step is to subscribe to the show. Then you'll automatically get each new episode as it releases - ready and waiting for you when it's convenient to listen. The main show becomes available on Saturday morning with a short Tips & Talk episode on Wednesday.

I want you to know that you don't have to do this alone. Find more free resources over at GiftBizUnwrapped.com and if you're looking for a community of handmade makers just like you, join us over in my private Facebook Group - Gift Biz Breeze.

Gift Biz Unwrapped Sue Monhait

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 221 Ratings

Have you thought about turning your hobby into a profitable small business? This podcast shows you how to do just that. Whether you want a side gig for some extra cash or to get out of your 9-5, the handmade products you make for fun can hold the key!

In each episode you'll hear steps and actions to take to start and grow a profitable business. It's created specifically for the handmade product business entrepreneur; a group I lovingly call Gifters, Bakers, Crafters, and Makers.

You're a fabulous unique creative person and I'm here to help you get on the right path to making your vision a reality. There's a lot out there about building a service based business, some about building a product business, but handmade is different. There are specific nuances to handmade that we cover here.

Have you thought about starting a business but not sure what the first steps should be and you're afraid to do it "wrong?"

Have you started your business but it's not progressing as you had envisioned?

Are you confused about Etsy, Amazon Handmade and Shopify platforms?

What about email marketing and Facebook or Instagram ads for attracting sales?

There is so much to know it can be overwhelming and confusing.

I'm your host, Sue Monhait, and I interview business owners who have been where you are. This is combined with over 30 years of experience consulting hundreds of boutique and big brands along with opening two profitable product based business of my own, I'm here to help you realize your dream.

At the end of each episode, you'll walk away with new ideas, tools, or processes that you can apply immediately to get results. Decide on your business. Learn how to get started. Hear what others do to get customers and increase their sales.

A great first step is to subscribe to the show. Then you'll automatically get each new episode as it releases - ready and waiting for you when it's convenient to listen. The main show becomes available on Saturday morning with a short Tips & Talk episode on Wednesday.

I want you to know that you don't have to do this alone. Find more free resources over at GiftBizUnwrapped.com and if you're looking for a community of handmade makers just like you, join us over in my private Facebook Group - Gift Biz Breeze.

    Collaborating to Host Your Own Handmade Craft Show with Gloria Brown of Ahh-Land Woman Herbals

    Collaborating to Host Your Own Handmade Craft Show with Gloria Brown of Ahh-Land Woman Herbals

    Hear how my guest evolved her business into something she loves + why and how to host a craft show of your own!

    • 47 min
    Tips & Talk 63 - Is THIS Your Season for Change?

    Tips & Talk 63 - Is THIS Your Season for Change?

    The same holidays roll around each season of every year - Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving. Because you’ve done this before, perhaps many times, are you continuing with the same ole, same ole promotions?

    And is that the best you can do? Repeating what you’ve done in the past may or may not be the most lucrative and beneficial for growing your sales even though it’s the easiest plan.

    Is it possible that your customers are growing tired of seeing the same messaging and offers? Did your plan last year even work? Or is it old, tired and a repeat of what everyone else is doing? Here’s what to do instead.
    Be part of the newest Gift Biz Opportunity!
    The https://go.oncehub.com/GiftBizBash (Gift Biz Bash) offers you the chance to get added visibility for your business - for free. Who can't use that?! But seats are limited. To see the dates and times and to grab your spot, go through the link above.
    Join our community of handmade product makers
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (Gift Biz Breeze) is an active and inspiring group of creators at all levels of business development. Ask questions, see what others are working on, learn new things, it's all there and we're waiting for you to join us!
    Finally, would you please leave a review? Thanks!
    It helps other makers like you find the show and build their businesses too. You can do so right here: https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (Rate This Podcast)

    • 8 min
    BASH - Money Mistakes in Your Handmade Product Business

    BASH - Money Mistakes in Your Handmade Product Business

    Discover common money mistakes made at different stages of handmade business so you can stop wasting money and truly help your business grow.

    • 38 min
    Tips & Talk 62 – Accidental Opportunities

    Tips & Talk 62 – Accidental Opportunities

    It’s going to be a radical thought but I want you to open your mind to consider how some accidents can open the door to new opportunity.

    It’s so easy to get set in our ways and see things only from the perspective we have always had. Or the trained expectation of what an outcome should be – until it doesn’t happen that way.

    Here’s the twist. It’s possible that this accident you’ve encountered, could present a new way of thinking that was invisible to you up until now. It doesn’t mean your past processes aren’t still to be followed. But, when encountering an accident in your business, what new idea does this prompt?

    It’s a mindset switch for sure. And may be a playground for new possibilities.
    Be part of the newest Gift Biz Opportunity!
    The https://go.oncehub.com/GiftBizBash (Gift Biz Bash) offers you the chance to get added visibility for your business - for free. Who can't use that?! But seats are limited. To see the dates and times and to grab your spot, go through the link above.
    Join our community of handmade product makers
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (Gift Biz Breeze) is an active and inspiring group of creators at all levels of business development. Ask questions, see what others are working on, learn new things, it's all there and we're waiting for you to join us!
    Finally, would you please leave a review? Thanks!
    It helps other makers like you find the show and build their businesses too. You can do so right here: https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (Rate This Podcast)

    • 9 min
    Quizzes for Product Based Businesses? You Bet! with Gen Furukawa of Prehook

    Quizzes for Product Based Businesses? You Bet! with Gen Furukawa of Prehook

    More than just a lead magnet quiz - how to use quizzes to build your handmade business and create an amazing customer experience that leads to more sales and increased order values.

    • 45 min
    Tips & Talk 61 – Put the Brakes on Selling

    Tips & Talk 61 – Put the Brakes on Selling

    Do you feel like you’re putting way too much energy into convincing customers to buy when you compare that to the return you’re seeing for all your efforts?

    Is it possible you’re trying SO HARD to get sales that what you’re actually doing is pushing them away? Perhaps it’s time to try a new approach. If what you’re doing now isn’t producing results, doing more and more of the same thing is like grinding your gears. You dig a deep hole versus making any forward progress.

    If you’re in this position, I bet this is how you’re selling. Your message to potential customers goes something like this: “Listen to me. I have this awesome product. It’s only $25. Buy it here.”

    Here’s how to change this out for something that works.
    Be part of the newest Gift Biz Opportunity!
    The https://go.oncehub.com/GiftBizBash (Gift Biz Bash) offers you the chance to get added visibility for your business - for free. Who can't use that?! But seats are limited. To see the dates and times and to grab your spot, go through the link above.
    Join our community of handmade product makers
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (Gift Biz Breeze) is an active and inspiring group of creators at all levels of business development. Ask questions, see what others are working on, learn new things, it's all there and we're waiting for you to join us!
    Finally, would you please leave a review? Thanks!
    It helps other makers like you find the show and build their businesses too. You can do so right here: https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (Rate This Podcast)

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

Ccwaege ,

Five Stars!

It was such a pleasure getting the opportunity to be a guest on Sue’s podcast! Her conversations are fun, informative, and actionable. I highly recommend this podcast to other creative business owners getting started or growing their business. Thanks again for having me on! Hopefully I’ll be back again in the future!

Meredith in Miami ,

A Host Who Brought the BEST out of me

I love Sue! Keeping it real, I was accidentally booked on her podcast (my agents mistake, not hers) but instead of turning me away, or even showing one bit of annoyance, she spent time with me before we recorded to brainstorm the way my experience could serve her listeners! The result? A dynamite episode that provides great value! What a rockstar who made her guest feel so special and keep service for her listeners the top priority!

mrsahuff ,

Loved the Made Easy Episode 348!

Sue did an amazing job interviewing the impressive nine year old Riley and Paisley. The conversation presented foundational business principles for any age. Such a great episode for any inspiring entrepreneur.

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