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Julie Eberly joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the entrepreneurial fundamentals this year’s National Lemonade Day teaches hundreds of thousands of children around the country.
The BusinessMakers welcome Lemonade Day’s national president, Julie Eberly. This is one of our favorite events and this year will be held on Sunday, May 5. One of the most successful entrepreneurship events ever, Lemonade Day was first held in 2007 and today reaches kids in more than 35 cities.
The best way to identify a child’s aptitude for business ownership is to give them the real life opportunity to start, own and operate their very own business. At Lemonade Day, (a national non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas that is passionately addressing this gap) young people ages 3 to 18 are taught the 14 core principles needed to start their own business…a lemonade stand!
What was your first business? For many of us, it was the classic lemonade stand. Finding the best location for a booth, pricing the product, and dealing with customers can help budding entrepreneurs get a taste for what it takes to run a successful small business.
Lanandi Addison, 13, wants to open a skateboard shop after college. But she’s starting with a lemonade stand. Lanandi and her business partner, Ariyon Lee, both seventh-graders at Paul Public Charter School in Washington, were among 1,000 District students preparing to set up lemonade businesses on Sunday.
Some D.C. students spent their Sunday working, but they were still having fun while do so. Sunday was D.C.’s first-ever Lemonade Day, part of a nationwide effort to help teach children about running a business and to inspire young people to become entrepreneurs. Kids as young as 3 and as old as 18 set up stands across the District.
Dreams come in all shapes and sizes. I’m here to tell you firsthand that all dreams can be realized if taken one step, and in this case, one sip at a time.
At Google, we work with entrepreneurs and startups around the world that are doing incredible work. Over time we’ve found that those who have a strong vision of what they want to do are more likely to achieve success. Many of the best entrepreneurs, young or old, start with a firm idea of a problem they want to solve or business they want to launch.
Life is often likened to a game of chance with more pitfalls than joys, but whose joys are worth the stumbles. However, in the game of entrepreneurship, the thrills often outweigh the disappointments.
Entrepreneurship, in reality, is largely a team sport. I learned this lesson early in life. I was born and raised in New York City in a neighborhood loaded with retail stores. When I was 11 years old, I discovered that all the retail establishments in the neighborhood were more than willing to hire kids to shovel the snow, but there were two problems from a young person’s standpoint.
Young entrepreneurs are an important part of the small business community in the U.S. With more youth engaging in entrepreneurship each year, child-owned businesses are a great barometer of the small business sector in America. The youth of today will define the next 100 years of the American and on a global economy, worldwide business sector.
You may have heard the saying “fail fast.” That’s because entrepreneurs know failure is a part of starting any business, and the ones that endure or live to fight another day embrace failure.
Lemonade Day is now powered nationally by Google for Entrepreneurs! Google will provide tools and technology to help Lemonade Day fulfill its mission of empowering today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs!
Julie Eberly, president of Lemonade Day and a mother of four, knows that parents want nothing more than to ensure their children’s success. She says, “We wanted to make learning about entrepreneurship fun and experiential, and what’s more easy to understand than a lemonade stand?”
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“Rebalancing the Stool” See the second leg which encourages entrepreneurship and highlights the importance of teaching entrepreneurship at an early age.
Mandy Graessle’s write up on Lemonade Day in the Huffington Post
Claudia Fox talks about Lemonade Day in NYC
Opening a lemonade stand seems like simple summer fun, a childhood rite of passage. But, according to seasoned entrepreneur Michael Holthouse, it can be so much more.
Celebrate Lemonade Day by teaching entrepreneurial lessons to children. Julie Eberly joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the collaborative, entrepreneurial lessons and projects of LemonadeDay.org.
Teach children about entrepreneurship with a lemonade stand. Julie Eberly joins Jim Blasingame to discuss National Lemonade Day that encourages teaching entrepreneurial skills and thinking to children through lemonade stands.
Julie Eberly on Fox & Friends Weekend with NYC participants!
Michael Holthouse talks to John Stossel
When you tell someone you are going to teach youth how to start their own business by using a lemonade stand, two things happen. First they smile. Then they nod.
“A lemonade stand is iconic in America for a child’s first business.
It takes us back to a simpler time when things didn’t move so fast,
when families were more involved …”
“Lemonade Day Teaches Youngster About Entrepreneurship”
“The lemonade stand. For some teens this summertime
staple is no longer a past time, it’s a profit center…”
“Catching up with Michael Holthouse”