Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Let Your Girl Scout Sell the Cookies

Today’s fantastic family finance article is:

Girl Scout Founder Message to Parents

Mmmm. Thin mints. It’s that time of year again. Sweet.

Even sweeter, when Girl Scouts sell cookies, they learn important business basics:

  • Identifying prospects.
  • Delivering a sales pitch.
  • Dealing with rejection.
  • Closing a deal.
  • Managing inventory and finances.

But when parents sell the cookies, Girl Scouts learn:

  • Nothing.

So stop hawking cookies for your Girl Scout at the office, on Facebook, or anywhere else.

Let your kid do the selling. And the learning.

Still having trouble letting go? Read the 4 tips for getting the most out of this year’s cookie sale season in today’s article.

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