How To Run A Successful Lemonade Stand

I wish I would have been business savvy as a kid because I would have ruled the neighborhood with all these great tips for running a successful lemonade stand.

How to Run a Successful Lemonade Stand

On a bright summer morning my family held a garage sale. It was filled with all sorts of trinkets and old furniture. While I was wandering around the front yard my mother told me that some of the neighbors might be thirsty from all the shopping. Say no more, Mama, this girl got a lemonade stand to open.

Every lemonade stand needs a few things to be successful:

Mark Your Territory

First things first, you gotta figure out where your lemonade stand is going to be. Either in front of your house or on a busy section of street. Once you figure out where you are going to set up shop, make some signs to announce your new business venture.

Set Up The Stand

While you can use a pre-made stand, I prefer something simple like a folding table and a nice tablecloth. Make sure you have some chairs for your customers to relax and if it’s warm an umbrella to keep them and you shaded.

Make the Lemonade

If you want to run the best stand in the neighborhood, you gotta have the best lemonade. Try out our Classic Lemonade or change it up with our pink lemonade or limeade. You could even offer an Arnold Palmer to your customers for an interesting twist.

Snack Time

What’s a lemonade stand without some treats? Offer some handheld choices like brownie pops on a stick or some no-bake chocolate cookies. They’ll make your customers come back again and again!

Profit or Bust

One of the hardest things about running a business is making a profit. While lemonade sales might not be able to buy you a new car or house, it can be used to help someone in need. Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a foundation that helps fund research for childhood cancer. Check out the website to learn how to help donate your lemonade profits.

Lyndsay Burginger

It’s always entertaining when Lyndsay’s in the kitchen. She’s even been known to belt out Broadway show tunes while making dinner (a handy whisk as her microphone, of course). She currently writes for her international food and travel site, Lyndsay's Travel Kitchen . Lyndsay is also on the editorial team at The Cookful.