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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 fab ...
 
In these literary episodes, the Nerdy Show crew share the books they’re currently reading, do dramatic readings from the best and worst nerd literature, talk with notable geek authors, and discuss a book they’ve read along with the community! It’s a sexy party in the library, and you’re the guest of honor.
 
My name is Nicolette Tallmadge, I currently run my own hand crafted jewelry design business. I’ve been designing and selling jewelry for over 11 years. I got the idea about The Crafted Webmaster when I was working as a full time and freelance web designer. I created my first site in 1996 by learning HTML in a magazine and used that experience to get a job designing web sites for a living. While designing sites full time and on a freelance basis, I was also designing and selling my own handma ...
 
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Another Handmade Seattle special, this time from HMS2021! In this episode, Abner Coimbre, host of Handmade Seattle and founder of Handmade Network, has another discussion about new systems-level programming languages acting as alternatives to C and C++. This podcast features three guests: Andrew Kelley of Zig, Ginger Bill of Odin, and Mason Remaley…
 
Photographers and their images were critical to the making of Mozambique, first as a colony of Portugal and then as independent nation at war with apartheid in South Africa. When the Mozambique Liberation Front came to power, it invested substantial human and financial resources in institutional structures involving photography, and used them to in…
 
Have you ever wondered how to start an Etsy printables shop? Wonder no more because in this episode we're diving into how to create a new revenue stream for your business with digital downloads. Selling printables and digital downloads is one business model that is very compatible with the life of a busy mom or fitting in a side gig. If you haven’t…
 
Little did I know then but 12 years old, I created my first process. It was a system to run through each and every holiday season to ensure all gifts were purchased, wrapped and ready. This was prompted due to a disaster I share in the podcast. Over the years, it’s been perfected to include the more “adult” elements of gift giving and holiday plann…
 
Today on The Grail my guest is Cameron Weiss owner of the great WEISS WATCH COMPANY. Cameron makes handmade watches right in Nashville Tennessee formally in Los Angeles. Cameron fell in love with watches at a young age when his parents bought him his first Swatch Watch. Little did he know back then that he would turn his passion into a full on succ…
 
You've heard of branding and marketing and sales. But have you heard of micro-weirding? Well, buckle up because that's what we're diving into today. Have you ever stopped to think about how you decide where you’re going to spend your money? Yes, a special eye-catching graphic or creative reel may lead you to discover a new brand. But more than like…
 
Welcome to Gift Biz Unwrapped, the twice weekly show that brings you inspiration and direction on how to start and grow your handmade product business. I’m your host, Sue Monhait, CEO of Gift Biz Unwrapped where we offer all sorts of support materials over on the website of the same name. On Saturdays, I feature a guest who shares their experience …
 
Way back in 1997, this new arena called social media arrived on the digital landscape. Since that time, social media has been a fast and active playground with new platforms emerging, others dying and still others growing and morphing into versions that barely look like their original selves. They rise and fall in popularity and target audiences ch…
 
Snapshots of the Soul: Photo-Poetic Encounters in Modern Russian Culture (Cornell UP, 2021) considers how photography has shaped Russian poetry from the early twentieth century to the present day. Drawing on theories of the lyric and the elegy, the social history of technology, and little-known archival materials, Molly Thomasy Blasing offers close…
 
What are three strategies for business growth that many small businesses ignore? That's right - we're talking about networking, mentorship, and publicity. Today, I have the great fortune of talking with a proven professional in business development. You’re going to hear her story about starting the business as a side gig while working a 9-5 job and…
 
Today on The Grail my guest is Mat Weisfeld President of VPI Industries. VPI has been making handmade Turntables in New Jersey for the last 40 years and they are absolutely next level. A few weeks ago I went out to the factory took the tour and then sat down with Mat and talked everything Turntables. This is a fantastic episode that will probably a…
 
People with high integrity are known as being trustworthy, dependable and someone you can rely on. Living with integrity is important because it can determine the depth of your relationships and the success of your business. When you start showing up as I describe in this episode, you build your integrity muscle. Along with that comes the feeling o…
 
On today's episode of The Grail my guest is Robin McRoskey Azevedo owner of one of the greatest Mattress Companies in the world. McRoskey has been making Mattresses by Hand in San Francisco since 1899. I know most of you are thinking who cares about a Bed well considering you spend a major part of your life in bed you are gonna wanna listen to this…
 
Today we’re discussing emotional branding for small business. In the past, we’ve talked a lot about the visual aspect of your brand. The colors, your logo, signage - even your business name. Now, we’re approaching branding from a different angle. I’m sure you’ve heard Maya Angelou's quote about it not being what you say or what you do but how you m…
 
The way to truly grow a business is through repeat customer sales. Think about it. If every single month you had to start fresh to find and convert new prospects into sales – you’d be exerting tremendous amounts of energy just to stay at the same monthly revenue level. By contrast, what if your business ran with this sales model. Month one you brin…
 
Is selling handmade items wholesale a good idea for your business? It's not always the right fit. How do you know if it's for you? That's what we'll explore in this episode. Emily Kerr-Finell is the founder at Wholesale In a Box and One Mill School. A seasoned strategist, Emily has helped over 1,000 creative small business owners grow. Her fresh ap…
 
You'll regret it if you don't get started now. All three of these things grow richer over time. So the longer you wait, the farther behind you'll be. Plus you're losing valuable assets your business can use to grow! In this world of instant gratification, we've been conditioned to put things off ... because they can be obtained easily when you want…
 
Every person's business journey is unique. But we can still learn from each other. Our guest today shares handmade business advice from lessons she's learned over her 20 years in the business. Nicole is the CEO and Creative Director of Dear Handmade Life. At 24. she turned her passion into a profession with her handcrafted clothing line called Rand…
 
Today on The Grail my guest is the Tone Genius himself Mr Fil Olivieri owner of the incredible Guitar Amp and Pedal company called Solodallas. Years ago Fil set out to find out how Angus Young of AC/DC got his incredible guitar tone on the Back in Black Album and what Fil found out will surprise you. We run down the rabbit hole of Tone and our love…
 
Unless something drastically changes, we’re headed for toilet paper hoarding again and worse yet – the holiday gifting season is in jeopardy due to the global supply chain crisis. I saw a post going around recently that reads, “The work of local artists is not sitting on cargo ships.” That’s exactly right! This is in sharp contrast with other produ…
 
I've got a special episode for this week, all about a business with a mission. I can't wait to share how this motivated entrepreneur saw an opportunity to help her community at large and jumped right in. Spotlight Box began in the summer of 2020 when many were becoming more aware of the social issues facing the Black community. People started askin…
 
Today on The Grail my guest is EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Labs. Manley Labs makes some of the best Audio Gear in the world and they are made right here in California. Manley specializes in High End Audio Equipment including Tube Mics that are used in Recording Studios today by all the biggest musicians in the music world. If you ever wante…
 
The often unasked question. "Will my product sell?" As an experienced maker, all your creations are skillfully crafted and the model of perfection. But you want to know if it will be a top seller before you put in the time and money building up your inventory. So let's address the issue of how to determine if you have a sales winner. Join my FREE G…
 
In the last two decades, amid the global spread of smartphones, state killings of civilians have increasingly been captured on the cameras of both bystanders and police. Screen Shots: State Violence on Camera in Israel and Palestine (Stanford UP, 2021) studies this phenomenon from the vantage point of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territori…
 
Okay, creators - it's time to engage your left brain. Because today, we're talking about Google Analytics for small business. But don't worry, my guest today is a master at explaining things in an easy-to-understand way. Chris Mercer, the co-founder of Measurement Marketing, is a sought-after measurement marketing expert. He’s been helping marketer…
 
On today's episode of The Grail my guest is Giles Padmore from Iron Heart International Denim and Work Wear. Giles stops by and talks all things Denim and Work Wear from one of the greatest brands ever Iron Heart. Giles story is amazing so you will not wanna miss this episode. We dive deep into the history of the Iron Heart brand and also all thing…
 
I think you'll agree that a lot of time is spent on social media. In some cases too much time and it takes away from doing other important projects that will advance your business. The balance is hard to find. Here are four strategies to make taking and resourcing social media photos less time consuming. Imagine having just the right photo at your …
 
Today I talk to Mark Beehre about his new book, A Queer Existence, published by Massey University Press New Zealand 2021. A Queer Existence is a major documentary project that uses photographic portraiture and oral history to record the life experiences of a group of twenty-seven gay men born since the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Act in 19…
 
One thing every small business owner thinks about is how to attract sales. Today's guest shares 5 fun and effective ways she attracts sales to her handmade craft business in a fun way. Tune in to hear her tips and tricks. Sophy is the face behind Miss Paper Craft, a Paper Quilling store, making intricate jewelry, ornaments, and keepsake dolls. She …
 
On Today's Episode of The Grail my man Chris Warren from Wesco Boot Company stops by and talks about the 100 year anniversary of the Company. Wesco has been building handmade boots for a 100 years now and are more popular than ever. Today Chris talks all about the cool things the company is planning for the celebration. Wesco has been a favorite or…
 
Masterminds. Perhaps you've invested in one before that included a professional moderator and was timebound - a few months or even a year. These is the traditional structure of a formal mastermind. I'm talking today about how you can create your own local mastermind group. It brings a level of support that will prove to be a powerful resource to mo…
 
A really fun conversation coming your way today with Vance Lee from Live my Playground. Vance and Johnny Loh are crowdfunding legends who have raised millions over the years on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, using a product launch formula they’ve crafted over many successful projects, not only for themselves but for their students and clients. Kickstar…
 
What does it really take to get into subscription box creation and participation - and succeed? Today's guest is sharing exactly how he does it. Eric is first and foremost a proud husband and father of five beautiful kids (four boys and one girl). But he's also the co-founder of Louis and Léa, a subscription box for expecting and new moms, filled w…
 
On today's episode of The Grail I sit down with my friend Tommy Gelinas owner of the Valley Relics Museum. The Valley Relics Museum is hands down one of the coolest places I've ever been. You wanna see a collection of all things cool this is the spot. It's an eclectic mix of all things Valley like BMX, FAST FOOD SIGNS, ROCK N ROLL, MALIBU GRAND PRI…
 
This week, I chat to Shira Levine from Wish! Wish started life about 10 years ago with a goal to make shopping app-based and fun! There’s no doubt that they accomplished their objective as it really is fun, with the average visitor spending over 9 minutes on the app. However, with a glut of cheap and cheerful Chinese sellers basically taking over t…
 
This is the first activity most new business owners jump into - naming the business and then creating a logo and brand colors. That makes sense because it's what you see as a consumer and how you identify other businesses. So naturally it's what you gravitate to as the necessary starting point. Perfect. But don't spend too much time here. In this e…
 
Please welcome Pinterest expert Laura Rike back to show us exactly how to run Pinterest ads that will help build your handmade business. As a Pinterest Strategist, Laura helps high-performing business owners & content creators implement content growth plans, outsource their visibility, and steadily grow their monthly revenue. All without tantrums o…
 
Episode 46 of The Grail is here with my incredible guest Mike Elias owner and creator of Ship John Clothing Brand. Just a few years ago Mike was living in his van traveling around America bouncing from 1 odd job to another when a stop in Portland Oregon changed his life forever This is a great story of hard work paying off. Tune in and hear all abo…
 
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…
 
There are so many online selling options these days, it can be overwhelming to keep track of it all. Socials, email marketing, blogging, advertising, and more. That's why today, we're looking at a way to manage all those moving parts in a single all-in-one platform. Springbot enables growing eCommerce businesses to manage their email marketing and …
 
On today's episode of The Grail my guest is Daniel Katz owner and creator of the incredible NO COW Protein Bar. Daniel started this company 5 years ago when he was just 18 years old and now it is being sold worldwide in major Health Food Chains, Grocery Stores and Gyms everywhere. Daniel's story is amazing. He had no idea how to even make a protein…
 
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…
 
I'm so excited to share this week's episode. My guest is Adam Kingman, the most recently titled Master Maker. It's fun to hear all about behind the scenes of the show, of course. But the goal of this interview is to help YOU be a winner, too. By taking away ideas and inspiration you can apply to your business. So, let's meet Adam, the winner from S…
 
Please welcome back to the show Regina Peterburgsky from the Women on Amazon Podcast. This episode is a little different where we talk about investing in Crypto using a strategy that Amazon Veteran, Dan Hollings has put together called ‘The Plan’. My brother Mike (if you listened to Episode 105, you’ll remember Mike and I sell together on Amazon) r…
 
On today's episode of The Grail my guest is Paul Jacobs CEO of Klipsch Audio Speakers. These Speakers are made right here in the USA in Hope Arkansas. You guys know how I love high end audio gear so to have Paul on from my Favorite speaker company was an Honor. Klipsch is the definition of Holy Grail Speakers. Klipsch has been around for more than …
 
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 F…
 
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 t…
 
Today I sit down with Anthony Coscia the man responsible for recreating The Grateful Dead's famous 1974 sound system The Wall Of Sound. This mans story is absolutely incredible. Talk about a full on passion project. Anthony also builds some amazing handmade guitars and can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cosciaguitars/?hl=en and …
 
Tyler Leeds is a network engineer for Automattic. He works as a member of a small team that manages a massive network, responsible for a massive portion of the entire web. He and Rudy Faile, a coworker of Tyler's, community member, and former podcast guest, join us in this episode to dig into the guts of how networking works at a lower level. We di…
 
Your logo is the front and center asset for your business. Most likely it includes the company name, special colors that define your vibe and an image that pulls it all together. You've given it a lot of thought and worked hard to make sure it's absolutely perfect. So now you want to show off your logo everywhere, right? Wrong! There are some do's …
 
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