This Dapper Young Entrepreneur Just Schooled Mike Rowe on How to Negotiate

This pint-sized lemonade stand owner can probably teach you a thing or two about negotiation tactics.

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Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe is a negotiation pro. But he recently met a worthy opponent: a pint-sized entrepreneur named Alexander who runs a lemonade stand.

There a few essential aspects of any negotiation: knowing your worth, calculating your costs and understanding the competition. For many entrepreneurs, these concepts can be overwhelmingly weighty when making business decisions. Alexander, however, provided a perfect model for negotiating prowess. In fact, he was such a good negotiator that Rowe took to Facebook to share the details of their interaction.

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Check out the post below – you might learn a thing or two from the dapper lemonade-stand businessman.

It was a negotiation from the start. Alexander wanted to sell me a cup of fresh-squeezed lemonade for $1. I wanted to...

Posted by Mike Rowe on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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Kate Taylor is a reporter at Business Insider. She was previously a reporter at Entrepreneur. Get in touch with tips and feedback on Twitter at @Kate_H_Taylor. 

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