A Stroke of Genius: Girl Scout Style!


Lei collected cash hand-over-fist for her tasty treats (John Moore/Getty Images)

Anyone who has ever binged on the delicious and seasonal treats known as Girl Scout cookies understands that they pretty much sell themselves. That didn’t stop 13-year-old Danielle Lei of San Francisco from showing even more initiative and peddling her wares in the most obviously profitable of places, though.

On Monday, Danielle set up a stand outside the Green Cross medical marijuana dispensary and—as you might expect—business was booming.

Within 45 minutes, the young entrepreneur had to call her mother for backup cookies. Her entire supply sold out in only two hours… 117 boxes in all!

And at roughly $4-5 a box, Danielle cleared a pretty nice profit to support her organization.

Of course, a one-day haul of almost $500 is nice, but imagine if she sets up there every day. Pretty soon other Girl Scouts start infringing on her territory and the next thing you know, there’s a full-blown price war that sends costs crashing down… meaning more cheap cookies for the rest of us!

Hey, a guy can dream, right?

Posted on February 22, 2014, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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