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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

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 209 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.

    317 – The Smart Way to Brand Corporate Gifts with Chelsea Martin of Noms Bake Shop

    317 – The Smart Way to Brand Corporate Gifts with Chelsea Martin of Noms Bake Shop

    How To Sell Corporate Gifts To Companies The Smart Way - how and when to share your products to build a relationship with potential clients.

    • 59 min
    Tips & Talk 9 – Craft Show Convo Part 4 – Social Media’s Role in a Craft Show

    Tips & Talk 9 – Craft Show Convo Part 4 – Social Media’s Role in a Craft Show

    Instead of thinking about craft shows as a stand alone sales generator. I want you to start considering all the tools in your arsenal and layering them on top of each other. That's what you do when you combine social media on top of craft shows, farmer's markets or church bazaars.
    Have you heard the saying, "The sum is greater than it's two parts?" That is what's at play here. You'll learn new ways to use social media throughout all the different phases of a show: When you're preparing, day of setup, just before opening, and during a craft show.
    You'll also discover creative applications for social media that strenghen your business reputation long after a show is over and things you can boost sales when things aren't going your way.
    CONNECT with me here:
    https://www.giftbizunwrapped.com/ (Website) | https://facebook.com/giftbizunwrapped (Facebook) | https://instagram.com/giftbizunwrapped (Instagram)
    JOIN our https://facebook.com/groups/giftbizbreeze (FREE Gift Biz Breeze Facebook Group) specially for handmade product makers.
    SUBSCRIBE to the podcast so you automatically receive your new episodes right when they air - no waiting!
    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)
    PAY IT FORWARD by leaving a https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (rating and review).
    I'd love to hear your comments. Tell me how the show has helped you or a specific guest or point that had an impact. You can do that https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (right here).
    Thanks for listening!

    • 15 min
    316 – Baking Business Success from The Greatest Baker Finalist Roshell Ingraham

    316 – Baking Business Success from The Greatest Baker Finalist Roshell Ingraham

    The Road to Baking Business Success - What you can learn for ny business from this baker's success story.

    • 53 min
    Tips & Talk 8 – Craft Show Convo 3 – Overcoming Challenges During the Show

    Tips & Talk 8 – Craft Show Convo 3 – Overcoming Challenges During the Show

    All is ready to go. You've registered for a show where attendees should be your perfect customer. And you've planned your booth display and strategically estimated and made products to sell.
    Now you get to "go live" and interact with customers in person. So exciting! But hold on ...
    It's time to talk about the challenges that can happen during a craft show. Some are completely unexpected and some may be your worst fears. But no need to worry because when you're prepared, you can handle anything.
    Let's go through the top three challenges that may appear during the show.
    Solutions are coming your way. Because when you know how to manage through these obstacles, you'll be confident in your actions and boldly move towards rewarding results. That means strong sales AND realizing how much fun craft shows, farmer's markets, church baazars, flea markets, (on and on) can be!
    Warning: Pen and paper may be required for this one.
    CONNECT with me here:
    https://www.giftbizunwrapped.com/ (Website) | https://facebook.com/giftbizunwrapped (Facebook) | https://instagram.com/giftbizunwrapped (Instagram)
    JOIN our https://facebook.com/groups/giftbizbreeze (FREE Gift Biz Breeze Facebook Group) specially for handmade product makers.
    SUBSCRIBE to the podcast so you automatically receive your new episodes right when they air - no waiting!
    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)
    PAY IT FORWARD by leaving a https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (rating and review).
    I'd love to hear your comments. Tell me how the show has helped you or a specific guest or point that had an impact. You can do that https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (right here).
    Thanks for listening!

    • 17 min
    315 – Brain Hacks That Trigger Your Customer to Buy with Melina Palmer of The Brainy Business

    315 – Brain Hacks That Trigger Your Customer to Buy with Melina Palmer of The Brainy Business

    How To Get Customers To Buy? Use these brain hacks to convey the right message, prevent roadblocks, increase attraction and trigger your customers to buy!

    • 54 min
    Tips & Talk 7 – Craft Show Convo Part 2 – Planning and Preparation

    Tips & Talk 7 – Craft Show Convo Part 2 – Planning and Preparation

    Selecting and registering for a craft show is a great start. Now we need to make sure you're prepared to get the best results possible.
    OR you may be sitting in the other camp, thinking of all the things that could go wrong ... so you never actually did sign up for that show. (Busted!)
    Let's go through the top three questions that arise as you prepare for a show.
    Solutions are coming your way. Because when you know how to manage through these obstacles, you'll be confident in your actions and boldly move toward rewarding results. That means strong sales AND realizing how much fun craft shows, farmer's markets, church baazars, flea markets, (on and on) can be!
    Warning: Pen and paper may be required for this one.
    CONNECT with me here:
    https://www.giftbizunwrapped.com/ (Website) | https://facebook.com/giftbizunwrapped (Facebook) | https://instagram.com/giftbizunwrapped (Instagram)
    JOIN our https://facebook.com/groups/giftbizbreeze (FREE Gift Biz Breeze Facebook Group) specially for handmade product makers.
    SUBSCRIBE to the podcast so you automatically receive your new episodes right when they air - no waiting!
    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)
    PAY IT FORWARD by leaving a https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (rating and review).
    I'd love to hear your comments. Tell me how the show has helped you or a specific guest or point that had an impact. You can do that https://ratethispodcast.com/giftbizunwrapped (right here).
    Thanks for listening!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

Dave7VT ,

Spot on Podcaster!

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

herbgardenlady ,

Love this Podcast

This podcast is so informative for a small business like my handmade soap business. It gives a lot of insider tips and how to’s plus experts advice. Sue gives the real feeling she’s been there and still doing it like me. One of the best podcast I’ve listen to so far is number 291 step by step with Joyce Aretta on how to build a gift business and the struggles and rewards that she had over 20 years of gift building business. A real benefit for listeners because we struggle with those same things.

elevate808 ,

Such great take-aways

I am so thankful to have found this podcast. I have taken away many powerful pieces of information that will be invaluable in moving my business forward. Thank you Sue!

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