309 episodes

Gift Biz Unwrapped provides insights and actionable strategies for the handmade product business entrepreneur; Gifters, Bakers, Crafters, and Makers. Sue interviews business owners who have been where you are. They share how they started their business, challenges they faced and advice for those following the same path.



Have you thought about starting a business but not sure what it should be?



Do you have a craft or hobby that you'd like to turn into a business but uncertain how to go about it?



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



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.



When you subscribe to the show, you'll automatically get each new episode on Monday morning. That way you have a fresh dose of inspiration to start your week and increase your small business sales with energy and determination.

Gift Biz Unwrapped Sue Monhait

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 202 Ratings

Gift Biz Unwrapped provides insights and actionable strategies for the handmade product business entrepreneur; Gifters, Bakers, Crafters, and Makers. Sue interviews business owners who have been where you are. They share how they started their business, challenges they faced and advice for those following the same path.



Have you thought about starting a business but not sure what it should be?



Do you have a craft or hobby that you'd like to turn into a business but uncertain how to go about it?



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



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.



When you subscribe to the show, you'll automatically get each new episode on Monday morning. That way you have a fresh dose of inspiration to start your week and increase your small business sales with energy and determination.

    Social Media Ideas to Do NOW to Bring in Holiday Sales with Bobbi Baehne of of Think Big Go Local

    Social Media Ideas to Do NOW to Bring in Holiday Sales with Bobbi Baehne of of Think Big Go Local

    Just in time! Powerful holiday social media ideas you can use NOW to bring in sales this season, even if you're starting from scratch.

    • 58 min
    SPECIAL PSA - How to Participate in the Virtual At Home Craft and Gift Show to Boost Holiday Sales

    SPECIAL PSA - How to Participate in the Virtual At Home Craft and Gift Show to Boost Holiday Sales

    It's not too late to ignite your holiday sales this year. Here's your answer to canceled craft shows and church bazaars. Announcing the At Home Craft and Gift Show!

    • 10 min
    The MOST Important Email Marketing Best Practice – It’s Not What You Think! with Gabriella Rapone of Email Maverick

    The MOST Important Email Marketing Best Practice – It’s Not What You Think! with Gabriella Rapone of Email Maverick

    Why isn't our email marketing working? Because we don't know what we don't know. Tune in for email insider tips you've never heard before.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Step by Step to Building a Business You Love with Joyce Arrieta

    The Step by Step to Building a Business You Love with Joyce Arrieta

    Some days, running a business feels like, well ... work. But we all dream of building a business we love, even when it's hard. Tune in to hear what my guest did to fall back in love with her business after almost calling it quits.
    Joyce is the owner of Joyce’s Baskets, a full service Corporate and Personal gifting company that specializes in "Welcome to Florida" gifts for conferences, conventions, and corporate functions or events.
    The mission at Joyce's Baskets is perfectly captured in their slogan: We Make You Look Good. They have been designing gifts and gift baskets for almost 20 years and are located in bright and sunny Miami, Florida.
    Joyce is an award-winning designer and a Certified Gift Designer who has been featured in many A-list publications – most recently VoyageMIA magazine in Southern Florida.
    Putting the needs of their customers FIRST is Joyce’s top priority as they seek to build meaningful relationships that will last forever.
    BUSINESS BUILDING INSIGHTSDon't just guess - https://suemonhait.lpages.co/start-with-confidence-course:// (validate if there’s a market) for your product.
    Never stop educating yourself. Things change and you have lots to learn no matter what industry you’re in.
    Plan resources ahead so you can take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves.
    Adapt to changes for your business to continue to grow.
    http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/jasontreu (Networking) can be a major influence on your business growth. Get to be known as a valuable resource so others refer you. -- Tune in for tons more networking tips!
    Build real relationships, get to know people, create a personal connection, and discover how you can help them.
    Tips For Building A Business You LoveFire customers who make you feel bad or treat your employees badly. Don't wait until the stress makes you want to quit entirely.
    Watch for signs that a customer will never be happy so you can end the relationship before it goes on too long.
    Always stay professional, polite, and kind, even in difficult conversations.
    Business isn't always easy. Don't give up when things get hard. Change is just around the corner.
    Over time you may feel stagnated as a business owner. Make a plan to change and grow to reinvigorate yourself and your business.
    Stay flexible. Change your http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/positive-money-mindset (mindset) to learn new things and challenge yourself.
    Listen to the full episode for more insights on building a business you love!
    Joyce's Contact Linkshttp://www.joycesbaskets.com (Website) | https://www.facebook.com/joycesbaskets.miami/ (Facebook) | https://www.instagram.com/joycesbaskets (Instagram) | https://www.linkedin.com/in/joycesbaskets (Linkedin)
    Join Our FREE Gift Biz Breeze Facebook Communityhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/GiftBizBreeze (Become a Member of Gift Biz Breeze)
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    Thank you so much! Sue
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    An Email Marketing Plan - The Often Forgotten Powerhouse to Increase Sales with Chloë Thomas of eCommerce MasterPlan

    An Email Marketing Plan - The Often Forgotten Powerhouse to Increase Sales with Chloë Thomas of eCommerce MasterPlan

    Yes, you SHOULD have an email list for your business. Get all the details on why, how, and what to do for an email marketing plan that builds connections and increases sales.

    • 1 hr
    How to Attract Customers and Boost Your Holiday Sales with Amanda Berlin

    How to Attract Customers and Boost Your Holiday Sales with Amanda Berlin

    With so many things off the table this year - live events, conferences - you may wonder how to attract customers in this new environment. Well, some activities such as connections and relationships still work just fine. Amanda is here to tell us how to use these tools to boost our http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/holidayselling (holiday sales) and more.
    After more than a decade in the New York City http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/amandaberlin (public relations) world, Amanda Berlin now uses her pitch powers for good. She helps entrepreneurs step into their presence, create a story that inspires others, and spread their message in the media.
    Amanda has created a library of template guides and trainings and works one on one with clients to guide them to strategic http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/brilobato (storytelling) and media relations based on her 12 years of experience guiding strategy for major brands in the corporate world.
    Amanda and her clients have been featured in all types of media — from Business Insider to Entrepreneur on Fire and from WNYW Fox 5 to Bustle.com. She's the host of The Empowered Publicity Podcast and loves arming soul-powered business owners with the ideas and skillset they need to go from hidden industry gem to recognizable trusted expert.
    BUSINESS BUILDING INSIGHTSCreate and nurture connections that will nourish you as a person and as a business. When things go sideways, you can support each other in a variety of ways.
    Develop your courage to reach out and nurture relationships.
    Use 3 pillars to become http://giftbizunwrapped.com/episodes/anitahousman (more visible): -- listen in for the full explanation!collaborations and alliances
    speaking and events
    and media
    Build relationships with people who speak to the same audience that you speak to, but do something different from what you do.
    Create valuable experiences for your connections and have your products available as a takeaway at the end. -- Tune in for examples!
    See if you can get into the newsletters of the companies that normally put on events and conferences. Or articles in local newspapers and magazines. -- Tune in for pro tips!
    Tell the story of how you do things. No one has traveled the same path you have. Lean into your story to distinguish yourself from others.
    Remember there are people out there looking for you. You are the answer to someone's prayers and they'll be grateful to find you. So raise your voice so they can find you!
    Make sure to tune in to the full episode to get all the specific tips and tricks!
    Resources Mentionedhttps://amandaberlin.com/connectfest/ (ConnectFest Challenge)
    Amanda's Contact Linkshttps://amandaberlin.com/ (Website) | https://www.facebook.com/amandaberlin (Facebook) | https://www.instagram.com/amandagailberlin/ (Instagram) | https://twitter.com/amandaberlin (Twitter)
    Join Our FREE Gift Biz Breeze Facebook Communityhttps://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.
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    Thank you so much! Sue
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

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I always learn something new

There’s always so much packed into one episode, I usually have to listen a couple of times to get all the nuggets out of there. The latest one on email marketing was incredible I learned so much and need to listen again!!!

jenny melrosr ,

Insightful Questions

Sue is a fabulous interviewer asking insightful questions that gets to the strategy or expertise of the guest. Every episode is full of tips that can be put into action immediately. Definitely a podcast to binge listen to.

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Amazing Time On The Podcast!

Wow! It was such an amazing experience to be in Sue’s podcast. She is such a great podcaster, great interviewer, and brings so much value to her listeners. Thanks for having me.

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