For many children, summer is a time to express their entrepreneurial know how and get out there in the marketplace offering a service and reaping the profitable rewards. What am I talking about? Setting up a lemonade stand of course. Over the years we have heard of young business people selling lemonade to raise funds for school or for a sick friend or family member and some do very well for their causes. Some just want to make a buck. Why not, the profit is 100% when you consider most of the kids are using the household sugar and lemonade!
Then there are those occasions where some city official with nothing better to do comes around and shuts these stands down on Health or City Bylaw infractions. Really!
Well one lemonade company has come to the “Ade” of these young titans.
CountryTime Lemonade is willing to cover any fines or ‘legal’ costs these children incur while running their Lemonade stands. For now this is only available in the U.S .
“Life doesn’t always give you lemons, but when it does, you should be able to make and share lemonade with the neighborhood without legal implications,” the company says on the Legal-Ade Website.
As with any legal venture, there is some fine print. If you’re over 14 and your lemonade stand gets shut down, you’re out of luck. And, for now, the program only runs through August 31, though re-tweets of the announcement will keep it funded—and CountryTime’s name—in the public eye. You’ll also have to be a U.S. resident.
Story and inset image source Fortune.com
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