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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

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    • 5.0 • 225 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.

    A Brave and Unconventional Path to an Award Winning Tea Company with Jenny Tse

    A Brave and Unconventional Path to an Award Winning Tea Company with Jenny Tse

    A Brave and Unconventional Path To An Award Winning Tea Company. An inspiring journey to building a business in creative and unexpected ways!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Tips & Talk 99 – How Will It Fail? And I’m Not Talking About Your Business …

    Tips & Talk 99 – How Will It Fail? And I’m Not Talking About Your Business …

    How will it fail? At first glance, you may think I’m referring to the success of your business. Actually, I’m not. I’m talking about your product.

    And now you’re saying, “Not MY product!” I make it myself with quality materials not to mention my top-notch professional creation skills.

    Hold tight. I know all this is true. But your product can fail because of things that are completely out of your control. Here’s what I mean and what to do about it.
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode
    Inspired! Daily Planner
    Be part of the newest Gift Biz Opportunities!
    The 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.

    A Gift Biz Boost is a free one-on-one strategy session discussion a part of your business you're trying to grow. Maybe it's the first steps to getting started, or how to attract more sales, whatever your current focus is. You'll leave with actionable steps to "boost" you forward.
    Join our community of handmade product makers
    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: Rate This Podcast

    • 5 min
    It's National Bakers Crafters Makers Day!

    It's National Bakers Crafters Makers Day!

    It’s National Bakers Crafters Makers Day! It's a time to recognize, uplift, and celebrate all handmade makers in the world. Here's what it's all about and how to access all the free resources.

    • 18 min
    Tips & Talk 98 – How to Celebrate National Bakers Crafters Makers Day

    Tips & Talk 98 – How to Celebrate National Bakers Crafters Makers Day

    National Bakers-Crafters-Makers Day celebrates ALL handmade creators of the world! Being a maker yourself, you know that what you create originates in your soul. It’s very existence requires your imagination, passion and skill. And when you present your creation, the final result provides happiness for both you and the person who receives and uses your handmade products. This act of providing happiness is something the whole world needs - especially right now.

    National Bakers Crafters Makers Day is meant to honor both those who have turned their handmade craft into a business and also those who enjoy it as a hobby. Towards that end, please join me in recognizing and uplifting the makers in our lives this week.

    Here some ways you can do this.
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode
    National Day Archives - National Bakers Crafters Makers Day
    National Bakers Crafters Makers Day Celebration Page
    Be part of the newest Gift Biz Opportunities!
    The 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.

    A Gift Biz Boost is a free one-on-one strategy session discussion a part of your business you're trying to grow. Maybe it's the first steps to getting started, or how to attract more sales, whatever your current focus is. You'll leave with actionable steps to "boost" you forward.
    Join our community of handmade product makers
    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: Rate This Podcast

    • 6 min
    How to Increase Customer Retention with Kerri McDonald

    How to Increase Customer Retention with Kerri McDonald

    How to increase customer retention in your handmade product business. Your key to sustainable business growth so you can stop the constant search for new customers.

    • 50 min
    Tips & Talk 97 – But Do You Really Need It?

    Tips & Talk 97 – But Do You Really Need It?

    Here’s a thought to keep in mind as you go about upgrading your business processes in the months ahead. It will make you smarter with your decisions and save you time and money because it prevents you from piling up unnecessary costs without realizing it.

    Skill and feature creep happens when you add new things in various areas of your business either that never get used or duplicate what you already have. By consciously recognizing the potential for this to happen, you’re more likely to make wiser choices which keep you away from snap decisions that add to your expenses.

    Here are some scenarios where this can occur and what to do to get back in line.
    Mentioned in this Episode
    Inspired! Daily Planner
    Should You Purchase that Online Course?
    6 Steps to Getting the Most of Your Online Course
    Be part of the newest Gift Biz Opportunities!
    The 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.

    A Gift Biz Boost is a free one-on-one strategy session discussion a part of your business you're trying to grow. Maybe it's the first steps to getting started, or how to attract more sales, whatever your current focus is. You'll leave with actionable steps to "boost" you forward.
    Join our community of handmade product makers
    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: Rate This Podcast

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

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225 Ratings

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I was recently a guest on The Giftbiz Unwrapped podcast and I cannot recommend it enough!
Sue put me at ease, not always an easy task as I deal with anxiety, and lead me through an encouraging and helpful chat that I’m truly proud of and have been told is helping a lot of people. But the best part is that I now follow her podcast to get tried and true information about running a business in the creative field. It is definitely worth your time!

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As a podcast guest I truly appreciated Sue and not only her thoughtful questioning but the way she was integrating our conversation during our time together. One of my favorite podcasts to speak on so far. Thanks so much for having me, Sue.

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Finding Your Voice

It was such a pleasure being on Sue's podcast. She made sure we met prior to the broadcast to ensure I had everthing I needed. She is a consumate professional!! The show was like two sisters meeting and catching up with each other. Being able to share tips and tools with her audience was the icing on the cake. We all have a story. It is when we step into our confidence and speak our truth, we can help heal ourselves and others. I am grateful for the opportunity to share our voices with the world and look forward to hearing from those wishing to connect.

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