INSPIRATION ALERT! LEMONADE STAND IDEAS, TIPS, AND TRICKS
Your girl can learn to dream big these from successful lemonade stand girlpreneurs
Lemonade stands are back! And hosting one this summer is a fulfilling way for your girl to earn a bit of cash for herself or even raise money for her chosen charity. Even a simple lemonade stand can be the start of something HUGE. For some added inspiration, tips, and strategies, we rounded up some of our favorite lemonade sellers who did different things with their stands or grew simple lemonade stands into big businesses.
Back in 2017, BFFs Katie Vonder Haar and Hailey Hertzman won the Lemonade Day National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year competition. The teen entrepreneurs have since expanded their lemonade-stand startup into an online shop full of lemon-themed gift options for all occasions, people, and pets.
15-year-old Mikaila Ulmer has been in the lemonade biz for more than 10 years. At 4 years old, after being stung twice by bees, Mikaila overcame her fear of bees by learning more about them and what they make—honey! She discovered that honey enhanced her great-grandmother’s flaxseed lemonade recipe, and soon after, started her ready-to-drink beverage company, Me & the Bees Lemonade. And ever since the start, Mikaila has been investing a portion of her business profits in organizations committed to bee conservation. Her book, Bee Fearless, Dream Like a Kid, shares her journey as a social entrepreneur.
From Buffalo, New York, 10-year-old Olivia Brooks launched Libby’s Lemonade Stand six years ago. She has since started selling bottled fruit and vegetable beverages inside a lifestyle and clothing store called Buffalo Kids Gallery.
Sabrina Roesler became a kid entrepreneur two years ago by understanding finance and learning how to run a business when she was just 7 years old. As the winner of last year’s Lemonade Day “Entrepreneur of the Year” contest in Houston, Texas, Sabrina goes around town and sets up pop-up events for her lemonade stand, Fresh’n Juicy. Her on-the-go stand only sells lemonade drinks made with organic ingredients and an assortment of baked goods that encourage a healthy lifestyle for everyone.
London Jasara opts for a fancier take on the tried-and-true lemonade stand business model. She sells unique lemonade-blend flavors like cotton candy, green apple, guava, pomegranate, passion fruit, and ginger. Based in Miami, Londonade will soon be available for online purchase.
Tameria Legister, 7 years old, established Tameria’s Lemonade two years ago in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Besides being a young lemonade stand business owner, Tameria is an author! She wrote about her entrepreneurial journey in her book, Dreaming of Tameria’s Lemonade.
For more inspiration and lemonade stand strategies for your young entrepreneur, read our top lemonade stand tips here. And for some summer reading on the subject, your 4 to 7 year old can pick up basic business concepts from the picture book Olivia Opens a Lemonade Stand. For older girls, our The Startup Squad books feature real business tips they can apply to their lemonade stands, sound business advice from young girl entrepreneurs, plus an easy-to-follow lemonade recipe in the back of The Startup Squad (Book #1).
Happy squeezing and selling!