Sprinkles definitely take the cake with their innovative idea of offering fresh baked cupcakes to customers through a very creative source – the world’s first cupcake ATM machine. A prime example how an Entrepreneur, Candace Nelson, goes with gut instinct, follows through and makes it happen. The idea started when Candace was pregnant. A craving for a fresh baked cupcake in the middle of the night. Now that is an Entrepreneur. In looking at the Sprinkles website, I was even more amazed how Sprinkles has donated over $3.8 million in cash and cupcakes to charities in the local communities where they operate. Congratulations to Candace and Charles Nelson for the success of their business but most importantly to the impact they are making through their contributions back to the community!
A lot of great lessons learned shared by five exceptional Women Entrepreneurs. Some really good advice for both women and men. Strategy and communication are a big part of the advice, however, the one common theme I noticed that each entrepreneur shared was at least one comment each around around the topic of People. In summary:
- Believe in people.
- Bring out the best in your team.
- Hire the best and take care of them.
- Surround yourself with people who challenge your thinking.
- Hire the right people partners – invdividuals you like and respect.
Inspirational video from Entrepreneur. Lesson learned from disaster on Everest.