Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Gigi’s Cupcakes
Gigi Butler was a cleaning lady with just $33 to her name when she opened her first cupcake shop in Nashville, Tennessee. After securing a location, whipping up a few recipes, and hiring two employees off the street, Butler opened the doors of Gigi's Cupcakes in 2008. She was rewarded on opening day with a line out the door and around the corner. Now, there are close to 100 Gigi’s Cupcakes, generating over $35 million in annual sales.