sweet success stories
Top That Lemonade
It was spring and 9 year–old Ezra, a Lego aficionado, had his eye on a Lego set. With his goal in mind, he agreed to work with his mother to learn how to successfully run an entrepreneurial business. The result: Top That Lemonade … his very own small business created with the skills and knowledge gained through his participation in the Northwest Arkansas Lemonade Day. His product concept for Top That Lemonade was inspired by a visit last spring to Top That Pizza in Tulsa, OK. Using the Top that Pizza methodology, he mixed different toppings with his lemonade to develop unique and flavorful offerings.
From his lemonade sale and tips, Ezra pulled in $145 on Lemonade Day. Ezra chose to donate $30 to the Kenya School Fund in Africa, as well as deposit $9 to his savings account. And the Lego set? He had a wonderful time building it particularly knowing that he was able to buy it using his own money! “Selling lemonade and running my business made me feel responsible. I thought it was awesome to sell lemonade and really fun, especially since I had never run a business before.” Read more about Ezra along with other Sweet Success Stories.