Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

In photos: Your little lemonade entrepreneurs

Globe and Mail readers submit photos of their entrepreneurial kids working lemonade stands across the country

1 of 17

The entrepreneur: Liam in Ottawa The deal: 25 cents a glass The sales pitch: It’s all about location. Liam built this stand with his Dad and set it up near a beach volleyball tournament. “One lady said I looked like a mirage from far away." The take: $130

2 of 17

The entrepreneur: Charlotte in Ottawa The deal: At first she charged $4 a glass, then slashed it down to 25 cents. The sales pitch: Lemonade made from real lemons. To save lemonade – she spilled the first batch – the drinks were served in small toy glasses. The take: $4

3 of 17

The entrepreneurs: Alana and Kylie in Toronto The deal: $1 to $ 2 for lemonade snow cones, Canada Day tattoos and bracelets The sales pitch: “Our best advice is to smile, be friendly and have enough materials – we ran out so quickly.” The take: $250 The proceeds: They donated it to Free the Children

4 of 17

The entrepreneur: Samantha in Hately, Quebec The deal: $1, sold near a parade route on Canada Day The sales pitch: Sales pitch? Look at her. Plus it was 30 C out - the lemonade sold itself. The take: $38 The proceeds: Talk of charity was shot down quickly. Profits were spent on trinkets at the parade.

Story continues below advertisement

5 of 17

The entrepreneur: Ellis in Calgary The deal: 50 cents a glass The sales pitch: A brand new toy cash register and busy intersection in Calgary. It worked! She sold out in about 15 minutes. The take: $10

6 of 17

The entrepreneurs: Parker (L) and Mateo in Vancouver The deal: 25 cents a glass The sales pitch: The two sales associates yelled “lemonade!” and marched up and down the sidewalk. Next time, the pair want “a sun umbrella and some cookies." The take: $6

7 of 17

The entrepreneur: Mikhail in Charlottetown The deal: 50 cents a glass The sales pitch: Asking passersby if they were interested in some lemonade. The take: $25 The proceeds: A third to candy, a third to the piggy bank, and a third to charity.

8 of 17

The entrepreneurs: Anika and Ian in Regina The deal: 25 cents for iced tea, chocolate chip cookies 25 cents and puffed wheat squares for 50 cents. The advice comes cheap: 50 cents. The sales pitch: The kids wore rabbit costumes to flag traffic. Their advice was also solid, encouraging one customer to take the plunge and move west. The take: More than $100

9 of 17

The entrepreneurs: Skylar and Griffin in Jasper, Alta. The deal: 25 cents a glass The sales pitch: The kids stopped everyone who passed the sidewalk. Their mother left out hand sanitizer for the kids to keep their hands clean, but when she looked out, she saw Skylar squirting sanitizer into a man’s hands before giving him a glass of lemonade. The take: $3

10 of 17

The entrepreneurs: Andrew and Noah in Guelph, Ont. The deal: $1 a glass The sales pitch: Andrew walked up and down the street selling lemonade. He said they were raising money for his college fund. The take: $4

11 of 17

The entrepreneurs: Charlotte, Evie, Andrew and Joey in Toronto The deal: 25 cents a glass The sales pitch: Colourful signs, frequent Facebook status updates, and loud, well-rehearsed boisterous cheers of “get your lemonade here.” They generated early buzz by inviting the three most popular joggers in the south Beach neighbourhood to free refreshments one week prior to the stand opening. The take: 85 per cent market share in the Beach neighbourhood.

12 of 17

The entrepreneurs: Galen in Toronto The deal: 10 cents a glass The sales pitch: Both “sweet pink lemonade and sour lemonade” on offer. The take: $2.66 The proceeds: Donated to Sick Kids Hospital.

13 of 17

The entrepreneurs: Andrew and Ashley in Toronto The deal: No set price for a glass - any amount will do The sales pitch: Raising cash for a bigger swimming pool, as the kiddie pool won’t cut it any more. The take: $194.27

14 of 17

The entrepreneur: Jackson in Toronto The deal: 50 cents a class The sales pitch: Shouting “lemonade stand!” The take: $5

15 of 17

The entrepreneurs: Geyson and Leo in Orilla The deal: 50 cents a glass, with a second glass marked down to half price. The sales pitch: Raising money for a LEGO Death Star kit. The take: $11

16 of 17

The entrepreneurs: Brody and Tyson in Red Lake, Ont. The deal: $1 a glass The sales pitch: Donating profits to World Vision. The pair set up shop near the beach on Canada Day. The take: $100

17 of 17

The entrepreneur: Marika in Toronto The sales pitch: Celebrating the end of the year at St. Noel Chabanel Catholic School.

Report an error
Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at