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Another save the date - the NY Cake Convention is coming up!
Cakespy is one of their sponsors and, I believe I recognize, artists, though I don't want to make that definitive claim just yet.
Here's info on the $200 cupcake lecture from their site:
How to Start your own Cupcake or Cake Business” Lecture
Have you been dreaming of opening your own cupcake or cake specialty shop? Learn what
it really takes to turn your dream into a reality. Listen as guest speakers provide you with the information you need to get your start in the business. They will cover all the necessary steps and information that you need to launch your own cupcake or cake business. The lecture will provide you with information on completing a business plan, starting your business with little funds, various ways to raise capital for your business, different kinds of insurance you will need, applying for SBA backed loans, production schedules, pricing, getting press coverage, cake contracts and forms, avoiding cake delivery problems, effective marketing, advertising your services and so much more. You will be given all of the tools you need to open and run a successful cupcake or cake business.
Space is limited, reserve your seat today.
From their press release:
The US Confection Connection
The NY Cake Convention
Date: January 2-5, 2010
401 Seventh Avenue (33rd Street)
New York, NY
Among many of the competitions taking place at the NY Cake Convention will be the first ever “Face-Off” Cupcake vs. Cake competition. The first prize winner of the “Face-Off” will take home a cash prize of $2,500! Not to mention, bragging rights.
Register here - general admission is $10, other events, prices vary