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Once upon a company...a true story

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Orchard Books,
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At first, the business is small and so is the cast of characters. Seven-year-old Joel and his two sisters, Kale and Lane, make Christmas wreaths and sell them to a few neighbors. "You could start a college fund with the money you earn", suggests Boppy, their grandfather. And that's how they got their name: The College Fund Wreath Company. In summer, they expand into lemonade and peanut butter sandwiches. Over six years, the business grows, bringing new customers, new partnerships, new workers -- and more money into their college fund. Featuring richly detailed artwork and concluding with an invaluable glossary of business terms, this step-by-step account of one family's adventure in retailing is a wholesale delight.
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Grouping Title once upon a company a true story
Grouping Author halperin wendy anderson
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display_description Tells how a seven-year-old boy and his sisters started a wreath-making business which, over the course of six years, grew to include other businesses, marketing, wholesaling, and investing, and netted more than $16,000.
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subject_facet Business enterprises -- Juvenile literature, Entrepreneurship -- Juvenile literature, Moneymaking projects, New business enterprises -- Juvenile literature
title_display Once upon a company...a true story
title_full Once upon a company...a true story / by Wendy Anderson Halperin
title_short Once upon a company...a true story
topic_facet Business enterprises, Entrepreneurship, Moneymaking projects, New business enterprises