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“All you have is all you need,” is the life lesson entrepreneur Mignon François learned as she turned the $5 she had to feed her family dinner for the week into a multi-million-dollar bakery brand. With no experience and no recipe for success, nor cake for that matter, her path was truly made from scratch. 

“I started with none of the things you need to succeed in an industry known for failure, but I started with what I had—an early morning wake-up warning from God to choose life,” she explains.

Today, her mission is to spread joy by offering a bit of wisdom gleaned from her life experiences, both positive and negative. 

In Made from Scratch: Finding Success Without a Recipe, Mignon shares her story of climbing out of a life of continuous upsets, struggle, and lack to building a legacy that would bless her and future generations.

Made from Scratch is one woman’s story of finding success with no presets in place, mapping a journey that led to the joy that has become synonymous with Mignon François.

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Mignon François is a speaker, entrepreneur, and community leader who has inspired thousands through her "Follow Your Spirit" approach. After years of drowning in debt and brokenness, Mignon founded The Cupcake Collection in 2008, on the last $5 she had to feed her family dinner for one week and turned it into a legacy with over five million cupcakes sold.

Mignon’s grassroots story of success has garnered national attention from TODAY with Hoda and Jenna, Southern Living, Entrepreneur and Business Insider just to name a few. In addition, her business savvy has earned her numerous titles and awards, including Woman of Legend and Merit, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women's Empowerment Innovator, NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur, and Black Enterprise magazine's Family Business of the Year. 

Today Mignon is committed to teaching anyone who will listen about what they can do if only they believe.