Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dec. 11 – On this day in Montana history in 1900 the Billings Gazette had a story that proves entrepreneurs  are nothing new. Under a headline “Competition in Popcorn Selling,” it reported that two brothers age six and seven had talked their mother into popping corn for them that they would sell on the streets after school. Things went great for awhile, but as with all new business ideas competition soon set in with other young boys copying them. “The business is so overdone now that hardly any of them are making enough to pay for their trouble,” the paper said. 

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