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A Penny saved is a Penny Earned.

A Penny saved is a Penny Earned.

Tip #6: A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned.

For Christmas, Ducky got a new piggy bank. He has been trying his hardest to save his money. However, this is a tough tip for Ducky to follow, because there is a corner store near our home that sales penny candy! He just loves penny candy, but he is resisting and so far he has saved $0.42! That is the most money Ducky has ever saved! His goal is $10 so we can buy a Star Wars Lego set to put on his Lemonade stand. He thinks it will help attract customers.

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Tip # 5 Pay the Bills!

Tip # 5 Pay the Bills!

Tip # 5

Always pay the Bills on time.

This tip seems obvious, but if your business is booming, like Ducky’s and your having fun- you might let it slip your mind. One time Ducky forgot to pay the Bills and they were really angry! So mark your calendars and set a Google reminder! Because no one wants the Bills to show up uninvited.

"Why bring a resume, when you can bring a trophy?"

“Why bring a resume, when you can bring a trophy?”

Tip # 4

Always be prepared.

Ducky always likes to be prepared. He has found this to be extra important when doing business.  When packing your briefcase for a meeting or business trip Ducky’s motto is “When in doubt, pack it.” You would not believe how many times a stinky boot or a clown wig is just what he needs to get the job done. Don’t forget to pack some snacks too.

Ducky's Business Tip # 3

“Networking is the key to a successful business!”

Tip # 3

Networking is the key to a successful business!

Ducky makes most of his business deals through his relationships with other animals. For example, Ducky was introduced to Christmas Koala by the Lambs, and when Ducky was in India searching for the perfect rice pudding (The Quest for the Perfect Kheer) he was able to convince the baby elephant to give him a ride because the baby elephant also knew Christmas Koala. Pembleton introduced Ducky to Potbelly Phil (a decision which Pembleton still regrets), and Potbelly Phil was the animal that called in a request to rescue the racoons from a tree during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Every animal Ducky meets is a potential business customer, and the more happy customers that Ducky has, the more animals will come to him for future business. That is why networking is the key to a successful business.

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Tip # 2 Beware of Traveling Sales Koalas

Tip # 2

Beware Traveling Sales Koalas!

Ducky’s first tip, being cute, can sometimes mean trouble when trying to buy wholesale items. Ducky has fallen victim to Traveling Sales Koalas, several times. They are so cute and their offers are too good to be true.

For example, Ducky loves Sister Shubert rolls. Christmas Koala (as seen in the picture above) offered him a great deal on Brother Shubert rolls. When Ducky got them in the mail, they were stinky old sushi rolls! Pembleton would not let Ducky sell the Brother Shubert rolls because of the animal health code.

Another time, Ducky bought a year’s supply of chocolate milk mix only to find out they were made with a fake chocolate called carob. YUCK! Ducky’s customers only like the real stuff.

Then there was the time that Ducky thought he was purchasing the real Eifel Tower in Paris, but then one week later he received a 3 inch miniature in the mail. After all of those horrible purchases, Pembleton warned Ducky not to buy stuff from traveling sales Koalas, but the power of cuteness is hard to resist, especially from those wearing Christmas sweaters.

Tip #1 BE CUTE!

Ducky is a business man, I mean duck, at heart. He enjoys making money to buy snacks and toys. Over the years, he has come up with several business tips to help any business man or duck be successful.

Tip #1

BE CUTE. Moms, grandmas, grandpas and even dads can’t resist cuteness. If you use cuteness to sell your product, whether it be a macaroni necklace or popsicle box, they won’t be able to resist.  Try not to be TOO cute. It may backfire and they may guess you are on to something, like buying a ton of candy for a Lego Star Wars party in the living room planed for after the parents go to bed…

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