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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 • 228 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.

    418 – Managing Through Life Changes and Updates to Continually Serve You!

    418 – Managing Through Life Changes and Updates to Continually Serve You!

    The Farewell Episode of Gift Biz Unwrapped. Here's what comes next! And the resource bank of knowledge that remains.

    • 14 min
    Tips & Talk 110 – 32 Questions

    Tips & Talk 110 – 32 Questions

    I’ve heard it said that the answers you seek in life are only as good as the questions you ask. Because so much goes on in our heads, sometimes our thoughts are trying to answer the wrong questions. Or you get in a brain spin and ideas go round and round randomly without even attempting to answer a specific question.

    To make some sense of this random thought behavior, I decided to put together sets of questions to ask that will help reflect on your handmade product business journey. Some won’t apply to you at all, some you’ve got covered and some may poke at you and perhaps make you uneasy.

    The best way to work through this is to listen to the entire podcast first. Then go back and write down the questions that resonate with you the most or the ones that you know deserve some time to ponder.
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    CONNECT with me here:

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    SUBSCRIBE to the podcast:

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    PAY IT FORWARD by leaving a 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 right here.

    Thanks for listening!
    Resources for Growth of Your Handmade Biz
    5 Rookie Mistakes Webinar (FREE)

    Start with Confidence

    Networking Ninja

    Content for Makers

    Inspired! Daily Planner

    Makers MBA
    Check out the Merch Shop
    Gifts for you or your biz friends that will make the days brighter and add a touch of inspiration and happiness. Enter the shop here.
    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, and 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...

    • 9 min
    417 – The Role of Your Website in Your Handmade Product Business

    417 – The Role of Your Website in Your Handmade Product Business

    The Role of Your Website in Your Handmade Product Business. How your website and how it can be so much more than just a way to get online sales

    • 26 min
    Tips & Talk 109 – The BEST Thing You Can Do to Increase Your Sales

    Tips & Talk 109 – The BEST Thing You Can Do to Increase Your Sales

    There are lots of ways to increase your sales but today I’m going to tell you what I believe to be the number one thing you should be doing to see your orders increase.

    What I have to say is going to be controversial because it goes against natural inclinations. It will feel like you’re wasting time on something small that will barely move the needle. Except you’ll think differently when you see the results.
    Resources Mentioned in this Episode
    Content for Makers
    Inspired! Daily Planner
    Start with Confidence

    CONNECT with me here:

    Website | Facebook | Instagram

    SUBSCRIBE to the podcast:

    Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

    PAY IT FORWARD by leaving a 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 right here.

    Thanks for listening!
    Resources for Growth of Your Handmade Biz
    5 Rookie Mistakes Webinar (FREE)

    Start with Confidence

    Networking Ninja

    Content for Makers

    Inspired! Daily Planner

    Makers MBA
    Check out the Merch Shop
    Gifts for you or your biz friends that will make the days brighter and add a touch of inspiration and happiness. Enter the shop here.
    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, and 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

     

    • 8 min
    416 – Raise Your Radiance to Raise Your Revenue with Angela Jia Kim

    416 – Raise Your Radiance to Raise Your Revenue with Angela Jia Kim

    Raise Your Radiance to Raise Your Revenue. Tips for enhanced inner and outer beauty that shines onto all areas of your life.

    • 58 min
    Tips & Talk 108 – Do You Have the Next Big Idea?

    Tips & Talk 108 – Do You Have the Next Big Idea?

    I wish I would have thought of that! Or maybe you did, but now someone else has actually turned your idea into a product and it’s catching the world by storm.

    The old saying is true, ideas come a dime a dozen. But they don’t mean anything unless you take action. It’s the person who stops in their tracks and makes a decision to claim the new idea and follows-through with its development who is the winner.

    Towards that end, I’m going to share with you some ways, categories if you will, that are the foundation for creating ideas that can turn into profitable goldmines.
    Mentioned in this Episode
    Content for Makers
    Inspired! Daily Planner
    Start with Confidence
    Get Free Coaching thru a Gift Biz Boost!
    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.

    CONNECT with me here:

    Website | Facebook | Instagram

    SUBSCRIBE to the podcast:

    Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

    PAY IT FORWARD by leaving a 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 right here.

    Thanks for listening!
    Resources for Growth of Your Handmade Biz
    5 Rookie Mistakes Webinar (FREE)

    Start with Confidence

    Networking Ninja

    Content for Makers

    Inspired! Daily Planner

    Makers MBA
    Check out the Merch Shop
    Gifts for you or your biz friends that will make the days brighter and add a touch of inspiration and happiness. Enter the shop here.
    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...

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

Podcastermom ,

Want to start a small business? You NEED this podcast!

Starting a business isn’t a one-woman journey! There are so many questions, and everyone seems to have a different answer. Enter Sue Monhait - she’s got the scoop on all things gift biz and other biz to get you the right answers for you! Not only can you listen to this podcast, but she’s got a group you can join and have the camaraderie of a fabulous group of women to encourage and empower you to get your business to the next level. It’s time to unwrap this podcast, and follow it so you don’t miss another episode.

Total Party ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

I am so sad to hear this podcast has ended. It was always my go to podcast when I got in my car. Sue breaks things down into bite-size pieces for all business owners to tackle. She is an amazing business coach with so many ideas for not just handmade businesses, but other businesses as well. I can’t wait to see what she does next!
Dori Saypol
Owner of Total Party
Proud owner of a Ribbon Print machine

Studyinglanguage ,

Super inspiring

It’s so good to hear the journey of other product businesses. We could all hear more from the people behind the scenes to make some much goodness in this world.

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