Little Entrepreneurs

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Steve Knox
Sunday, July 29, 2012

I distinctly remember being a part of  several successful lemonade stands in our neighborhood as a kid. We passed the torch to the younger kids and multiple stands dotted out neighborhood for many years. 

One thing I haven't noticed in the past 10 years or so are those little business owners trying to make a few extra bucks by selling lemonade. I don't know why they were lacking but this summer they seem to be back in droves. This summer it's not just about lemonade but Kool-Aid, Gatorade and bottled water are all on the menu. I'm seeing Facebook posts pop up from parents as advertisements letting me know that kids are out. There's one kid whose been selling Kool-Aid for the last 3 weeks at noon in Delavan. He started his business with $1 glasses and he wasn't busy. Since he's dropped his price to $.50 business has been brisk.  He found his niche.  Smart kid. 

I have fond memories of selling lemonade to the construction workers and other neighbors who passed by my parents place.  I can't remember what I did with the money but I'm certain some of it landed in the bottom of a video game at Aladdin's Castle. 

Are you seeing an increase in neighborhood stands and are you supporting the new ' little Entrepreneurs'?  

Last updated: 10:41 am Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Steve Knox was born and raised in Janesville before landing back in the city later in life. This Generation X guy writes on Janesville and beyond. Steve is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.

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