Sugar Coin Academy
The baking sweets industry is full of invaluable resources to learn how to bake, decorate and do amazing things with sugar. However, there are very few sweet peeps talking about how to run the business side of the sweets business. That’s where the Sugar Coin Academy comes in!
Join the Sugar Coin Academy and start learning how to think like a true business owner. We understand that most bakers and sweet makers accidentally find themselves owning a business after friends, family and co-workers began requesting cakes, treats and sweets. and next thing you know you are getting paid to create delicious desserts for birthdays, weddings and holidays. However, after the first time you realize that you severely undercharged for your work or once you develop a strong desire to create sweets full time, it will become obvious that you need help understanding the fundamentals of business such as accounting, contracts, customer service, marketing, branding.
The good news is. you’ve found the right place. Sugar Coin Academy will help you understand elements of business that aren’t usually taught in the Sweets Community. Get ready to open your mind and think differently about how you conduct business in this industry. If you follow the guidance provided and incorporate what you learn in the trainings, Sugar Coin Academy will teach you how to run a profitable baking/sweets business and become a pro at stacking #SugarCoins!
EXCLUSIVE Access to the Business Term of the Week Recorded Trainings
EXCLUSIVE Access to Wine-down Wednesday Recorded Trainings
EXCLUSIVE Access to the Business Transformation Series Trainings
EXCLUSIVE Access to the Sugar Coin Member Only Monthly Recipes
EXCLUSIVE Access to Monthly Accountability Conference Calls
Sugar Coin Academy Member Only Discounts (COMING SOON)
Sugar Coin Academy offers it’s members two payment options.
Both options receive the exact same features benefits as listed below.
Cydni N. Mitchell (a.k.a. Cyd) is the founder of www.thesweetfest.com, a global online directory designed to connect Sweet Lovers with local Sweet Makers. Since its launch, Sweet Fest™ has experienced a phenomenal 800% growth on social media without the use of online advertisements.
As a former Apple, Inc. employee, Cyd has drawn on her background in technology and analytics to develop her own proven strategies for growth on social media. As a result, she has been able to pass on the “secrets” of her success to sweet entrepreneurs via conference discussions and online webinars.
By trade, Cyd is an accountant financial analyst with a Masters from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cyd has worked closely with many of the Sweet Makers on her site to help them develop and successfully implement their own social media marketing strategies, re-branding initiatives, business plan remodeling, and more.
There are tons of resources available to help sweet entrepreneurs develop their baking talents, but the goal of Sweet Fest® is to help Sweet Makers with running the business side of their sweet businesses. Cyd’s philosophy is that there “must be a balance between a delicious product a solid business/marketing strategy. No sweet business will be successful without having both in place.” Cyd Sweet Fest® are here to provide you with the keys to obtaining that balance and ultimately be successful in business.
On a personal note, Cyd is a self-taught web and graphic designer. She resides in Atlanta, GA where she enjoys binging on Hulu Netflix, trying out new sweet spots in the city, and spending time with friends family.
Although raised on the west coast of the globe Amanda Schonberg is no stranger to the South. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Chef Amanda Schonberg has a great love for regional desserts. After having a longtime passion for food and wanting a career change she began her culinary training for Culinary Arts and Occupations at Baton Rouge Community College in which she completed in 2011.
Having a strong desire to serve and help others she participated in many organizations and events to better her studies during her tenure. While enrolled in Baton Rouge Community College she ran for office in which she was elected by her student body as the college’s Student Government Association Treasurer in which role she served diligently during her tenure. Her senior year she applied for the Sterling Forbe’s scholarship given through the culinary arts program to an outstanding senior who embodied the goals and dedication as the person it was named for in which she won.
Equipped with her administrative background and new career path she immediately went into food service management. She has managed and worked for Fortune 500 companies such as Sam’s Wholesale, Chartwells’s Dining, and Great American Cookie Company.After managing a few companies within the retail food service industry she soon decided to embark on her own culinary path. In 2015 she started Chef Schonberg’s Sweets; a desserts catering company specializing in old fashioned desserts with a new flair.Her unique approach to taking standard desserts and adding a unique twist to them quickly became popular. She has catered to celebrity artist such as R-n-B group Mindless Behavior, Food Network’s Gina Neely, Juvenille,Brian Mcknight, LSU athlete’s and a host of others. She has been featured in local publications such as DIG Magazine,Moving Forward and Livingston Parish News. Her recipes and work have been featured in national magazines such as American Cake Decorating and Southern Celebrations Magazine and televised on news channels such as FOX media.She is also the 2017 winner of the Baton Rouge Wedding Industry Awards for best desserts/sweets.She assist others who need help starting their business locally by offering private classes to guide them as well as to others online through social media.
Chef Schonberg enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her husband. She serves on the Advisory Committee for the college she attended in which she helps to serve with providing input in today’s culinary atmosphere. She continues to work and grow her business while living in Louisiana and strives to provide sweets for the soul.