Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Don't Miss Johnny Cupcakes!

Hello SB Students!

Tuesday, January 18, from 5-7 PM, you will want to come to CH 100 and hear Johnny Earle share his incredible story of his path to success through his creation of Johnny Cupcakes. T-shirts will be available for sale a bit before the presentation as well as after. This is the first colloquium event of the quarter and you want to make sure you don't miss out. (See more info below!)

Please note this is a two-hour event. Some teachers have made allowances for coming to your 6 PM class later to accommodate this event. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Blessings!

                 Cheryl


Johnny Cupcakes bakes up sweet success in nontraditional ways

Hear his story (and it’s not about baked goods!) at the School of Business colloquium, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 5 p.m., Cossentine Hall, Room 100. Come hear this intriguing, and very cool story.

Johnny Earle, a.k.a. ‘Johnny Cupcakes,’ determined as a teenager not to follow the 9-to-5 route he’d seen others struggle with. So he took a joke, turned it into a quirky, attention-getting product and without a business plan, startup funds or advertising, created a Web-and-retail enterprise that has garnered millions in revenue. His cheeky, risk-taking success thrives in large part from his ability to slam the door on traditional big-money deals. In 2008 he took the top spot on Business Week’s Young Entrepreneur list and the next year landed on Inc. magazine’s top 500 fastest growing independent businesses.

Major news outlets, including NPR, CNN, the Wall Street Journal and New York Times have featured stories on Johnny Cupcakes, now a chain of three ‘bakeries’ in Los Angeles, Boston and Hull, Mass. Johnny bakes up unique and wildly popular designs for t-shirts, hoodies, shorts and accessories including an iPhone case and displays them in glass ‘bakery’ and refrigerated cases. ‘Nutrition facts’ are posted on the store walls.

Now he’s bringing his story to La Sierra University, as part of his global lecture series, to impart words of wisdom on starting a small business with little or no money, effective use of the Internet, the importance of graphic design and packaging, and tips for approaching business in innovative ways. He also talks about how his commitment to a drug-free lifestyle has helped develop his business.

Don’t miss it! Johnny Cupcakes—‘0 Carbs! 0 Sugars! 0 Fat!’

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