By all accounts, LEMONADE DAY 2009 in Austin was a huge success.
My kids had a great time and learned about what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
They learned that location matters. They were set up in front of Fire Station One at 5th Street and Trinity in downtown Austin. The Austin Fire Department was very gracious and offered up their locations for children participating in the Lemonade Day program. This location was great because it was just a block away from the annual Pecan Street Festival, so there was heavy foot traffic during the girl's three hour venture.
The kids pointed out three astute observations about having their own company:
- If you go into business with your sister, you will probably have a few arguments.
- Work is hard (they were exhausted at the end of the day)
- Good customer service involves petting the dogs, too! (Okay, this was Kate's observation, as she loves dogs!)
The people who came by were wonderful, and one man paid $20 for his $1 cup of lemonade and told them to keep the change. That was nice, and I know that good karma followed him for the rest of the day!
Our family would like to thank "Prepared 4 Life", the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas and Trilogy for bringing this program to Austin. Also special thanks to Lieutenant Jim Baker and the whole crew at the fire station for their support!
Have A Great Day.