The lemonade stand has officially opened for the season.
He charges $.25 for a cup.
For $.50 you get free refills and a gumball from the machine.
To enhance his profits over last year’s lemonade stand, this season, my budding entrepreneur changed his uniform (apparently the bowtie will be saved for special occasion stands only, and he will serve most of his customers while wearing a hand designed apron). He also requested a new booth (he said last year’s cardboard model was silly because it got all soggy in the rain, didn’t have good sun coverage, and tipped over when he brought out his better treats later in the season).
So, I built him one. Natch.
I started with a plan…
A, um, master plan. That is completely useless and totally uncopyable. So don’t bother. If you want to make one for your crew, just eyeball it. It’s pretty intuitive.
Plus, building it took me less than two hours and it only set me back about $20 (some of that was to replace screws I’d depleted in previous projects and for the set of wheels I absolutely had to have). I could’ve painted it for added awesome, but I got hungry and I had to pee, so I decided not to. He doesn’t care anyway and neither do his customers.
I added the sun shade for him and the wheels for me (I hate hauling it out to the street for him; this way he can roll it himself).
He added the tablecloth and the flowers (because customers like pretty shops best).
Seems like he was on to something: he made $15 on his first shop of the season!
He’s got a last day of school popsicle stand planned.
Now, if I can get him to stop eating all of his inventory…
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