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This weekend is National Lemonade Day! Hundreds of thousands of kids will all open for business across the country*. These aren’t your average lemonade stands. These kids have made business plans, secured investors, gone beyond the driveway for their location, learned about capital expenses and consumables, and have big goals to spend, save and share […]

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Michael Holthouse, Founder, guest blogged for Spark Energy. Read the full post here.   Who knew that what started as an innocent question from a child asking for a pet turtle would turn into a life changing opportunity for hundreds of thousands of children across the country.Four years ago when my daughter pulled me out […]

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As we start to open registration for Lemonade Day 2012, I asked why some of our team members are involved and what are some of their most memorable Lemonade Day moments. This is a guest post from Houston’s Executive Director, JC Perez. For the past 3 years I have worked with the Tejano Center of […]

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  Michael Holthouse   Founder, Prepared 4 Life   Education reform advocates frequently argue that improving our schools is vital to keeping America competitive with the rest of the world in math, science, and technology. I’d add another field to that list: entrepreneurship.   The link between education and entrepreneurship might be unclear to some, […]

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So excited about the news that Girl Scouts are adding badges like Money manager, Budgeting, Financing my future, Good credit, and Philanthropy. From Forbes today – and they point to some other great ways to get kids interested in finances like Junior Achievement’s camps, and the iPhone app Kids Money. Of course, I’d add Lemonade Day to the list as well … An Early […]

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    Next week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare … and we’re celebrating! YOU’RE INVITED! Now – Monday! Make a video or picture of yourself saying: I am an entrepreneur OR Thanking an […]

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Lemonade Day offers taste of entrepreneurship I had a lemonade stand when I was a kid.  Many, actually.  I remember how I felt when I made my first dollar.  Not the dollar I got from my first allowance or from the Tooth Fairy, but the dollar that came from my own enterprise, my own first […]

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Dear Michael, Before I turned all the remaining lights out I had to tell you, thank you. What an amazing experience today was for me… to sponsor 4 young girls, ages 10-15  and watch them flourish as they invited and convinced various groups of park goers to taste and buy a glass of their “special’ […]

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Wednesday we attempted to find the wittiest fan through a caption contest on our facebook page. It’s something we dubbed Witty Words Wednesday and we think it will make an appearance pretty regularly given all the awesome photos we get of young entrepreneurs. So … who’s the winner of our first ever Witty Words Wednesday? […]

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Tomorrow is National Lemonade Day. No, not the one we celebrated on May 1. Not the one where we taught 120,000 kids how to start, own and operate their own business. But tomorrow your street corners and driveways will undoubtedly we dotted with fledgling start-ups. And we support them. We support all lemonade stands. We […]