‘Poppi Makes Cajun Popcorn Magic:
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The 10 Step Guide to Building a Successful Food Startup,’ a comic book/graphic novel designed to teach youth and young adults the ten steps to launching a successful food startup, is the third book written by Michelle Jackson, an author, entrepreneur, and nonprofit director.
Jackson published her first book, ‘The Heart of a Man,’ a Christian fiction novel, in 2010. Her second novel, ‘From Darkness to Night: Book One - Family Secrets,’ was released in 2020. She has received many accolades and prizes as an author, and she is now using her talent to educate young entrepreneurs by publishing her first book in the i.Invest Disruptive Youth Series of youth entrepreneurship comic books designed to showcase diverse characters building scalable businesses while living in urban, rural, or underserved communities.
Based in New Orleans, ‘Poppi Makes Cajun Popcorn Magic: The 10 Step Guide to Building a Successful Food Startup’ tells the story of Poppi LaFihe, an 18-year-old who develops a Cajun popcorn seasoning. She takes her product from the kitchen table to the boardroom, skyrocketing sales, building personal and professional skills, and growing into a confident business owner.
New Orleans’ amazing music and food culture inspired this 49-page comic book. Its bold illustrations and Gen Z pop-cultural references help drive home the need for all entrepreneurs to have a viable plan of action and stay positive, move forward, and accomplish their goals. The book is easy to read and ideal for students 12+, educational instructors, and entrepreneurship program facilitators looking to introduce aspiring leaders to business development.
This series is a testament to the author’s 25+ years of experience working with financial, retail, real estate, and economic development companies. Over the years, Jackson has mentored young and emerging entrepreneurs as the founder of the i.Invest National Youth Business Competition and PR Solutions LLC of Louisiana and as an economic development legislative policy writer for the State of Maryland and business advisor for the Urban League of Louisiana.
In her case, Jackson knows running a business or several companies isn’t easy. She grew up in an all-black community. It wasn’t until years after graduating from public school and working in economic development that she first heard terms like ‘scalable business’ and ‘exit strategy.’ “Too often, we are years behind in learning new tools for building a successful business. The Poppi book and the series of youth entrepreneurship comic books I hope to publish over the next year is a way to allow minority students to see a character that looks like them and to learn business at a high level,” said Jackson.
With’Poppi Makes Cajun Popcorn Magic: The 10 Step Guide to Building a Successful Food Startup’ and the upcoming series, Jackson hopes to help young entrepreneurs understand the steps needed to be good entrepreneurs.“ I am committed to leveling the playing field and ensuring that entrepreneurs -- no matter their age, race, or income-- can learn to be successful business owners,” adds Jackson.
You can purchase the book directly from her website authormichelleackson.com or on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737116014.