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Trusting Connections is on Deck to Buy a Whole Lot of Thin Mints

Feb 05, 2016 07:56AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Trusting Connections co-founders Caroline Malkin and Rosalind Prather

It’s a cookie bonanza and business lesson in one. Trusting Connections (TC), the nanny agency and sitter service in Southlake, has made a promise to purchase Girl Scout cookies from every Girl Scout who stops by its office on February 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. Here’s where the business lesson comes in: Each girl must give a brief sales pitch. They can then draw from a jar that contains notes indicating how many boxes the agency will purchase—from one box all the way up to 25 boxes.

So, what will TC co-founders Rosalind Prather and Caroline Malkin do with all those boxes of Samoas and Peanut Butter Patties? Donate them back to the Girl Scouts to support its “Gift of Caring” programs.

“Caroline and I became business owners at the age of 24, and we attribute our success to the many people who believed in us,” Prather said in a press release. “The Girl Scouts organization self-identifies as being ‘2.7 million strong-1.9 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe girls can change the world,’ and we wholeheartedly support this notion.”   

In their fourth year in business together, Prather and Malkin hit a chart-topping milestone when they had over half a million dollars in sales for that year alone. This makes these women rank amongst an elite group as less than four percent of female-owned businesses ever to generate more than $500,000 in annual sales receipts, according to the U.S. Census Bureaus’ Survey of Business Owners. 

Both women are excited about this event and looking forward to meeting budding entrepreneurs and hopes that the community will help spread the word. “If girls are empowered to believe that business ownership is a real possibility for them, we think that helps ignite their dreams. And when girls dream, amazing things happen,” said Prather.    

The TC office is located at 950 E. State Highway 114, Suite #160, off of 114 and Carroll Avenue in Southlake in the Cedar Ridge II Office Park. Girls are encouraged to arrive early in case there is a line. The last box will be purchased at 5 p.m.

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