Step 1: Sign up for Lemonade Day. When registration opens in early March, you will be able to sign up in any of the following ways:
- online through our web site,
- on April 20 at the Main Downtown Fort Wayne library from 10am – 2 pm.
- on April 27 at Science Central from 10am – 2pm.
Step 2: Get your Lemonade Day backpack. You can get your backpack when you sign up at any of these locations (link). Inside your backpack, you will find two workbooks: the Entrepreneur’s Workbook for the child and the Mentor Guide for the adult who will work with the child to prepare for Lemonade Day. These workbooks contain 10+ lessons around starting, owning and operating your own lemonade business. Work through these lessons at your own pace, on your own time.
Step 3: Set up your lemonade stand on LEMONADE DAY: Saturday, May 11th, 2013! Once you’ve worked through the lessons in your Entrepreneur’s Workbook, you’re ready to “open up shop.” You can set up your lemonade stand in your driveway, at one of the local parks with which we are partnering or at one of our sponsor locations (we’ll email you about these opportunities as they arise). You can also ask permission to set up your stand in front of another business in your community, but you must ask the business for permission…..you set your own hours on Lemonade Day and, most importantly, YOU KEEP THE MONEY YOU EARN! After all, it’s your business! We DO encourage you to save, spend and share your profits.
Step 4: Share your results with us! You will find a link to your Business Results Form inside your Entrepreneur’s Workbook (we will also email you a copy). Please look that over before Lemonade Day to be sure you’re keeping track of key stats. After Lemonade Day, fill out the form and send it in to us for a chance to win a GREAT PRIZE! We also want to hear your Lemonade Day stories and see your photos so don’t forget to email us with those!
Step 5: Enjoy your new status: YOU ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR!