JACK BONNEAU: FROM LEMONADE STAND TO KID-PRENEUR
11-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Jack Bonneau Discusses How He Turned Lemonade Into a Lucrative Business & Encourages Kids to Get to Work this Summer
One of the tried and true traditions that many kids participate in each summer is setting up a lemonade stand to raise money. Ten year old Jack Bonneau is no different. Three summers ago, he started a lemonade stand to earn money to buy himself a toy. Instead of setting it up on a street corner in his neighborhood, he came up with a more ambitious plan. Jack, then 8, would market organic lemonade at the local farmers’ market throughout the summer. As Jack’s lemonade stands grew in popularity, Jack had the idea of helping other kids learn how to start and operate their own lemonade stand, and Jacks Stands & Marketplace was born.
This summer, Jack has teamed up with Santa Cruz Organic to inspire budding entrepreneurs to recreate their own version of his ever-popular lemonade stand. He’ll share tips on how to get started and will discuss how becoming a kid-preneur has taught him and can teach other kids about entrepreneurship, business, financial literacy, and life skills such as confidence building and being social.
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