Lemonade Day is a community-wide educational program that provides youth with the opportunity to learn how to start, own and operate their first business lemonade stand. Youth are provided with free educational materials through the support of generous local sponsors. They are taught, with the help of a parent, teacher, or mentor, how to set goals, create a product, prepare a budget, seek an investor, choose a location, design a marketing plan, and provide customer service. On Lemonade Day, the young entrepreneurs open for business in public locations throughout the city. They keep the money they earn and are encouraged to spend some, save some for the future, and share some by giving to a local charity of their choice.
For these young entrepreneurs, the experience of setting a goal, creating a business plan, executing their plan, and evaluating their results sparks an explosion of new confidence in their abilities, and for many, a new vision of possibilities for the future.
If you are a parent of a 3rd to 5th grader register their lemonade stand below!
Once each lemonade stand is complete there is a chance to win an Amazon gift card!
Participants must share their business results through a survey sent out to opt into this Contest in order to participate. They may do so by checking the box next to "YES!" I want to be entered into my city's drawing for an Amazon gift card.
Main Squeeze Presenting Sponsor: $5000 includes naming rights and VIP exposure, logo on Lemonade Day website, SBA website, backpack and other marketing materials including large logo on T-shirts and mentions on social media. Plus the presenting sponsor can speak at the celebration and put marketing material in the backpacks.
Investors: $1500 includes logo on Lemonade Day website, SBA website, backpack and other marketing materials including smaller logo on T-shirts and mentions on social media.
Want to help mold the business owners of tomorrow? Become a business coach! There are two ways you can participate.
1. Offer your business location to host a participants lemonade stand.
2. Provide individualized time to help guide the process of completing pieces of their business plan.
For Questions on this program or to get your company access to supporting this program, reach out to SBA Office Manager Amanda Moreau at firstname.lastname@example.org.