Lemonade Stand Tips

Lemonade Stand Tips

by Nicholas Tart

JuniorBiz wants you to have a safe, healthy and successful lemonade stand. Here are a few tips to help you to make that happen.

Safety Tips

  • ALWAYS have a parent or guardian with you while running your lemonade stand.
  • Never leave your lemonade stand without your parent or guardian coming with you.
  • Use paper and plastic cups and pitchers instead of glass.
  • Set up your stand where there are lots of people.
  • Have an adult help you slice the lemons.
  • Check the weather before you go out so you do not get caught in a storm

Health Tips

  • Always wash your hands with hot, soapy water before preparing and handling food.
  • If you have long hair, tie it back so it does not dip in the lemonade when you are serving a customer.
  • Cover the lemonade with a paper towel between servings to keep dirt and bugs out.
  • Use a ladle or tongs instead of your fingers to serve the ice.

Success Tips

  • Make sure your sign is in a place where people can see it and read it.
  • Decorate your stand with bright colors to gain attention.
  • Make and keep extra lemonade in a cooler under your lemonade stand in case you run out.
  • Offer treats other than lemonade like brownies or cookies to boost your sales.
  • Try making different types of lemonade so your customers have more to choose from.
  • Price it right. If someone is hesitant to buy because it is too expensive, lower your price.
  • If possible, have a big clear jar to hold your money so people can see that other people like your lemonade.
  • Put a little bit of money and change in your money jar when you first set up so you can make change and also to attract customers.
  • Have plenty of extra ice in a cooler, because lemonade is only good when it is cold.
  • Clean up your area at the end of the day.
  • Put a garbage can next to your stand so your customers have somewhere to put their empty cups.
  • Always be polite and cheerful.

What Happens after Selling Lemonade?

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