5 Bite-Sized Business Lessons From the Girl Scouts

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The annual Girl Scout Cookie campaign is a big business, generating sales of more than 200 million boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, and other delights. They sell $800 million dollars'' worth of cookies every year, and not just to parents. Your company can learn a lot from them.

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Why Girl Scouts Become Entrepreneurs

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After a couple decades of Thin Mints and Samoas in every office pantry this time of year, the Girl Scout cookie sale seems more like a charitable ritual than business training. Some 80 percent of women entrepreneurs were girl scouts once. Maybe that's not just a coincidence.

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The One Good Thing About the Fiscal Cliff Resolution

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There are now special expensing rules for certain film and TV productions, tax-exempt financing for the New York Liberty Zone, and an extension of the American Samoa economic development credit. The fiscal cliff resolution may or may not help small businesses.

The Importance Of Cultural Understanding In Business

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Inspired by the traditional tattoos of Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand, this product was soon scrutinised and considered to be a violation of the indigenous people of the Pacific.

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