Kaitlyn Taylor, a third grader living in Springdale, decided to participate in Lemonade Day because she wanted to learn how to run a business. With her love of baking, her dream is to start a bakery. Since Kaitlyn wisely chose to locate her lemonade stand on the town square celebrating the opening of a bike path, there was a sizeable crowd of potential customers. According to Kaitlyn, “I went for a tropical theme and my slogan was ‘Float off to a tropical dream’. I advertised by having my mom post photos of me and my stand on her Facebook page. My stand was very successful and I almost tripled my goal! I did well at picking the recipe and I think my customer service was great too. Next year I will make sure I start out with enough ones and fives because I had to send my dad to get change because we ran out very fast.”
From her sale of 250 cups of lemonade, Kaitlyn banked two-thirds of the proceeds for her future bakery, and gave one-third to the local Kiwanis Kids, the club she joined at school that does community service projects. Kaitlyn won the best tasting contest in her town. A lesson Kaitlyn learned from participating in Lemonade Day? “I have worked hard to complete my dreams and start my business. I love to work hard at things I put my mind to. Next I am going to get the supplies to start my bakery that I have been looking forward to and working hard for.” And an entrepreneur has been born! Watch out, Sam Walton!