|Don't expect any baked goods. This isn't a free-for-all, people!|
So I had the plan all worked out and was even beginning construction on the stand when I found out some terrible and shocking news. You have to have a business license to run and operate a lemonade stand. Now this doesn't sound like a huge deal but having run my own (awesomely successful) business, I know there's a lot that goes into it-especially when dealing with edible product. Why does the government have to make everything so difficult? I was just planning on throwing a lemon slice in a plastic cup and filling it with water.
Although, I haven't completely given up. I'm sure we could work something out with the black market on days the kids don't have school. It'll teach the kids go grow a backbone. And it's never too early to learn good business practices.
And if you don't believe me about all of these shenanigans, just watch this little news clip.