Lemonade stand may start ball rolling

How can a child's lemonade stand help transform the Illawarra economy one cool drink at a time?

Encourage more children to open one.

Growing up, every kid at some point thinks about opening such a stand to raise money for something or charity.

It sounds easy until they start and then realise it is not quite as straightforward as it sounds.

That is why a young Wollongong entrepreneur has decided to make it easier so more children can gain from such practical experience.

Stephane Recouvreur is on a lemonade mission because he knows the importance of promoting entrepreneurialism among youth.

He believes by encouraging more kids to start their own business and gain practical experience it will stand them in good stead for the future.

Mr Recouvreur has written a book called Lemonade Stand Tips, which is already attracting plenty of interest among children, parents and schools in Australia.

"The more businesses we create, the better the economy gets," he said.

His book gives guidance and advice to primary and high-school students on how to create a lemonade business.

"Kids don't need theory, they need practice," Mr Recouvreur said.

"Step by step, kids are encouraged to plan their business, develop relationships, source ingredients, produce a marketing plan and get started. It is important to see that book as a starting point."

Mr Recouvreur said after coming up with the idea, the biggest challenge was to take everything he had learnt from business studies and reading and turn it into a 50-page children's book.

Copies can be ordered online at lemonadestandtips.com and from the Amazon bookstore.

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