Business Made Simple with Donald Miller podcast

#44: Mignon Francois—How to Build a Business When You Have Absolutely, Freaking Nothing

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How can you build your business when you have nothing? Nothing in the bank, nothing left in your fuel tank and nothing much to work with. Believe it or not, there’s a way. That’s why we invited Mignon Francois, founder and CEO of The Cupcake Collection, to share her story of how she started a business at one of the lowest points in her life and grew it into a $15 million empire! If you’re feeling like there’s no way you could ever succeed in your business, Mignon’s story of resilience and reinvention will give you some much needed inspiration.

 

P.S. If you’re feeling bored with life and are ready to start living with meaning and purpose, just like Mignon, pre-order Donald Miller’s new book, Hero On A Mission (available January 11, 2022). In this book, Donald Miller offers you practical steps you can follow to experience a deep sense of meaning every single day of your life. If you’re tired of living life on autopilot and are ready to make a serious change in your own story, pre-order Hero on a Mission on Amazon or wherever you buy books.

 

Did you know The Cupcake Collection offers nationwide shipping on all cupcakes? Oh yeah! Now you can enjoy Mignon's world famous sweet treats from anywhere in the US! Go to TheCupcakeCollection.com and order today!

 

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