Northeastern’s aspiring entrepreneurs are especially encouraged to attend tonight’s lecture from Johnny Cupcakes founder Johnny Earle. The lecture, titled “How To Start Or Grow A Unique Business, Passion, Or Idea With Little-To-No Start-Up Money,” begins at 7:00PM in the Blackman Auditorium. Tickets are free to the Northeastern community via MyNEU. More information is available in the following press release:
Why have thousands of customers from around the world chosen to get the Johnny Cupcakes’ logos tattooed on themselves? And how does Johnny get hundreds of people to camp outside his fake bakeries? Over the past decade Johnny Cupcakes, founded by speaker Johnny Earle, has grown from a “joke” to a multi-million dollar, highly exclusive t-shirt brand driven by a community of world-wide collectors. Johnny shares his story of how he took his t-shirt brand from the trunk of his rusty car at age 19, with a learning disability, to some of the world’s most sought after retail locations.
In this session, Johnny will piece together how his success reinforces the power of details, experience and loyalty. Through his inspiring, and certainly unpredictable journey, Johnny exudes the fundamental connection between the person and the brand. Johnny’s presentation provides comprehensive blueprints for getting any small business, passion or idea off the ground, while also expanding the way existing creators think.
Johnny has been recognized for his innovative business strategies where he has been named America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur by BusinessWeek as well as placed #237/500 in Inc. Magazine’s top 500 fastest growing independent businesses. Boston Globe recently named Johnny as one of the 30 most innovative businessmen in Massachusetts. Johnny Cupcakes has also been featured on NPR, MTV, CNN, FORBES, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Web Marketing for Dummies, New York Times, MSNBC, Wired Magazine, WWD, NYLON, Computer Arts, Los Angeles Times & as a case study in numerous text books.