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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 on Monday morning - ready and waiting for you when it's convenient to listen.

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
    • 4.9 • 214 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 on Monday morning - ready and waiting for you when it's convenient to listen.

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.

    Tips & Talk 29 - How to Manage Through a PR Crisis

    Tips & Talk 29 - How to Manage Through a PR Crisis

    You may never encounter a PR crisis. But if you do, response time and properly addressing the issue are key to upholding the reputation of your business and retaining your sales growth.

    Spoiler Alert: Sometimes it's best not to do anything.

    Find out step by step how to analyze the situation and determine if and what the right actions are so you can smoothly move through what is always an uncomfortable situation.

    Join my https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (FREE Gift Biz Breeze FB Community) where you'll have the chance to learn and hang out with other inspirational makers just like you.

    If you found value in this podcast, make sure to subscribe so you automatically get the next episode downloaded for your convenience. Click on your preferred platform below to get started.

    Also, if you'd like to do me a huge favor - please leave a review. It helps other creators like you find the show and build their businesses too. You can do so right here: https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (Rate This Podcast)

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    Thank you so much! Sue

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    • 12 min
    Maximize Your Online Selling Options and Get More Sales with Springbot

    Maximize Your Online Selling Options and Get More Sales with Springbot

    How to maximize your online selling options and get more sales through automated functions and this all-in-one marketing platform.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Tips & Talk 28 - Let's Talk Revenue Generating Tasks

    Tips & Talk 28 - Let's Talk Revenue Generating Tasks

    Not all tasks are created equal. As you know, it's easy to get distracted and without even knowing it, go down the social media rabbit hole - or any other number of daily activity "fillers" that don't produce results.

    Today I'm going to define and give examples of revenue producing tasks. We'll talk about why they're important and how to ensure you do some of these every day. It's in this way your energy and time spent in your business will bring in new customers and sales.

    Join my https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (FREE Gift Biz Breeze FB Community) where you'll have the chance to learn and hang out with other inspirational makers just like you.

    If you found value in this podcast, make sure to subscribe so you automatically get the next episode downloaded for your convenience. Click on your preferred platform below to get started.

    Also, if you'd like to do me a huge favor - please leave a review. It helps other creators like you find the show and build their businesses too. You can do so right here: https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (Rate This Podcast)

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gift-biz-unwrapped/id986323267 (Apple Podcasts) | https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5naWZ0Yml6dW53cmFwcGVkLmNvbS9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Q=andinf_contact_key=f00b9b282a6156da6dc2e642eb167c2f680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1 (Google Podcasts) | https://open.spotify.com/show/380HmeoVquMHRzOepaoF0s (Spotify)

    Thank you so much! Sue

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    • 15 min
    Meet NBC’s “Making It” Master Maker Adam Kingman

    Meet NBC’s “Making It” Master Maker Adam Kingman

    Meet NBC’s “Making It” Master Maker Adam Kingman. Hear from this season's winner all about his experience being on the show and learn his secrets for inspiration and creativity.

    • 44 min
    Tips & Talk 27 - The Sales Channel Panel

    Tips & Talk 27 - The Sales Channel Panel

    The Sales Channel Panel is the strategy that is key to maintaining sales and managing through any crisis or unforseen selling challenge. It includes all the elements for getting visibility, communicating your messages and bringing in orders.

    In this episode I give an explanation of the strategy including all the elements and how it works.

    Join my https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (FREE Gift Biz Breeze FB Community) where you'll have the chance to learn and hang out with other inspirational makers just like you.

    If you found value in this podcast, make sure to subscribe so you automatically get the next episode downloaded for your convenience. Click on your preferred platform below to get started.

    Also, if you'd like to do me a huge favor - please leave a review. It helps other creators like you find the show and build their businesses too. You can do so right here: https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (Rate This Podcast)

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gift-biz-unwrapped/id986323267 (Apple Podcasts) | https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5naWZ0Yml6dW53cmFwcGVkLmNvbS9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Q=andinf_contact_key=f00b9b282a6156da6dc2e642eb167c2f680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1 (Google Podcasts) | https://open.spotify.com/show/380HmeoVquMHRzOepaoF0s (Spotify)

    Thank you so much! Sue

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    • 11 min
    An Inside Peek at Growing a Handmade Product Business with Yuliya Wolf of Wolf Leathers

    An Inside Peek at Growing a Handmade Product Business with Yuliya Wolf of Wolf Leathers

    Wondering how to start a handmade business that will fit into your life? Then you'll love today's episode because my guest shares how she figured out how to create a work studio at home, work with her spouse, and make it all fit into their lives.

    Yuliya is the owner and maker of Wolf Leathers alongside her husband, Ari. All of the leather used is the finest quality oil-tanned leather from Wisconsin.

    Working out of their farmhouse, Yuliya and Ari have converted several bedrooms into a work studio. This allows their entire product to be made out of our home.

    Yuliya believes everyone can express themselves in a unique way by embracing their imperfections. They represent this in their products by incorporating imperfections and brands from the leather into their work, giving each product extra uniqueness, just like each one of us.


    BUSINESS BUILDING INSIGHTS

    Be genuine when selling. Avoid being pushy and aggressive.

    Continue to create unique products that people haven't seen before to keep them interested in your products. Continue to make it something that people want.

    Trust your intuition when you feel that something's right for your business.

    Interacting with people and http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/nurturing-customer-relationships (building relationships) with them open opportunities for repeat customers.


    How to Start a Handmade Business

    Find out if people are really interested in your product before you take the plunge - attending a http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/how-to-display-art-at-an-art-show (craft show) is great for this.

    Pay attention to how your customers respond to your http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/maker-to-master-5 (price points). Are they shocked? Comfortable Delighted? Then you'll know where to adjust.

    Have a variety of products to choose from.

    Hone into your product specialty so you can set yourself apart from the rest.

    See what the reaction people have towards your products so you can adjust to accommodate what they want.

    Business is about your customers.

    Tune in to hear more about how to start a handmade business and make it work with your family and life!


    Resources Mentioned

    https://suemonhait.lpages.co/content-for-makers/ (Content for Makers)


    Yuliya's Contact Links
    http://www.WolfLeathers.com (Website) | https://www.facebook.com/WolfLeathersWI (Facebook) | https://www.instagram.com/wolf.leathers (Instagram)



    Join Our FREE Gift Biz Breeze Facebook Community
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (Become a Member of Gift Biz Breeze)

    If you found value in this podcast, make sure to subscribe so you automatically get the next episode downloaded for your convenience. Click on your preferred platform below to get started.

    Also, if you'd like to do me a huge favor - please leave a review. It helps other creators like you find the show and build their businesses too. You can do so right here: https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (Rate This Podcast)

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gift-biz-unwrapped/id986323267 (Apple Podcasts) | https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5naWZ0Yml6dW53cmFwcGVkLmNvbS9mZWVkL3BvZGNhc3Q=andinf_contact_key=f00b9b282a6156da6dc2e642eb167c2f680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1 (Google Podcasts) | https://open.spotify.com/show/380HmeoVquMHRzOepaoF0s (Spotify)

    Thank you so much! Sue

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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214 Ratings

214 Ratings

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Dreams Inspiration

All business owners, especially creative ones, start out with a dream. Sue provides inspiration for how to make that dream closer to reality.

karen from Dallas ,

Fantastic pod for business owners

Sue is delightful and very knowledgeable teacher and business women/leader. You won’t stop listening once you start. I love your voice Sue!

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Sue is a PRO! And her podcasts are not only extremely interesting to listen to….they are POWERFUL. The quality of her guests and her ability to deliver valuable and actionable content….is better than most podcasts out there. 5 ★★★★★’s

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