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Goal-setting is an important first step in thinking about starting a lemonade business. Of course, you want to make a profit from selling your lemonade…but what will you do with the money? At Lemonade Day Indianapolis, we tell kids to think about three kinds of goals:  · Spending Goals  · Sharing Goals  · Saving Goals […]

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Jenny Lear, one half of the blogging team over at Fortville Mama, and her 8-year-old “little man” are participating in Lemonade Day Indianapolis for the first time. She will post updates about their lemonade journey from now until Lemonade Day on May 17. We started our Lemonade Day journey this week. Little man is thrilled, […]

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Last night, we kicked off the Lemonade Day 2014 “season” with sponsors, community partners and key volunteers at Flat 12 Bierwerks. We had a blast! Flat 12 brewed a special lemon beer for the occasion and we had BeeSweet lemonade shipped in from Austin Texas. Actually, you need to check out BeeSweet, a company started […]

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Lemonade Day is coming up on May 17th! I’m a huge fan of this event and I’m excited to play my part in it. In order to kick off Lemonade Day sign-ups in the Greater Indianapolis area I am want to share my top three reasons why Lemonade Day is great for kids: 1) It fosters the entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurial skills can […]

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Lemonade Day Registration is Open! Top 5 Reasons Kids Should Register for Lemonade Day! Lemonade Day teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own business: a lemonade stand!  After learning how to start their lemonade businesses, via fun Lemonade Day lessons & other prep, registered kids will set up their lemonade stands on […]

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CoatChex was started when I realized that places in town did not provide coat checks. I found an opportunity to make money with a small investment in racks and hangers. This allowed me to check coats for $2-$3. It was tough, but no tougher than setting up a lemonade stand! Before long I had checked […]

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As a kid I had several jobs; babysitting, junior camp counselor, lifeguard, general labor at vet clinic (yes, pooper scooper) and the hardest job of all, detassling corn for a local farmer. I liked to be busy and it has always been rewarding to make your own money. The jobs I had as a kid […]

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Growing up in Indianapolis, Chris’ first kitchen gig at the local Sahms restaurant inspired his taste for a professional food career. After culinary school and college, he cooked for award winning restaurants in Chicago before celebrated chefs like Rick Tramanto and Gale Gand tapped Chris to open restaurants and create menus. In 2007, Chris and […]

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Growing up, entrepreneurism was not something that was instilled in my siblings or me. Hard work, however, was. As soon as we hit the minimum age requirements, bagging groceries, baking pizzas or re-racking pins at the bowling alley after school was practically mandatory.   It wasn’t until I attended my first Startup Weekend event in […]

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Growing up, my mom always told me I was “special.”  And let’s face it, when I heard that – I thought it was just her way of consoling me that I would always will be the only red-head in my class (keep in mind, I never called myself a red-head, always a strawberry-blonde).  Growing up, […]