During a visit to see bestie this summer, she treated me and Miss Bee to a Gigi’s cupcake. Cue angels singing when I walked into the bakery. This was my kind of heaven. Recently, while I was waiting for a doctor to see Earnie, I read a story about the Gigi’s Cupcakes founder.
While Gigi was running her cleaning business, her brother inspired her to open a cupcake bakery. Even though she had good credit and money in her savings, all four banks she approached turned her down. She took out a $100,000 credit on her four credit cards, started her cupcake venture, meanwhile was running her cleaning company to put food on the table. Opening on February 21, 2008 three weeks later she had made enough money to pay her rent. Now with 51 franchise locations across the US, she’s doing pretty well.
I loved the set up of the bakery from the display down to the packaging.