Lowcountry Lemonade Day gives young entrepreneurs a sweet business lesson

Fewer than 10% of people who say they want to start a business actually do so, and fewer than 1% of businesses become successful, but one local event is looking to change that.Kids all across our area took part in Lowcountry Lemonade Day on Saturday.The annual event gives young entrepreneurs a chance to try their hand at running their own business.Emma Bolfik has been taking part for a couple years now. Her mom Thao Bolfik said, “This has helped her learned not just about business but has also brought her a boost of confidence and she’s doing better every year.”On Tybee Island, 8-year-old Elliot Clackum and 7-year-old Gavin Morris spent weeks preparing their lemonade and cookie stand, called ‘Squeeze the Day.’ Clackum’s mom Lauren said the duo put together a business plan, squeezed nearly 30 pounds of lemons and baked the cookies with their moms’ help. Lauren Clackum said, “The last two weeks, they’ve built an office in our garage downstairs where they’ve been working and planning things.”Kids across the area competed Saturday to see who could squeeze the most profits out of their stands. Some, like Bolfik, donated a portion of their profits to a good cause. Thao Bolfik said, “She donates a portion of every cup to a charity. Last year was the Ronald McDonald House, she ended up giving 100 dollars to Ronald McDonald House last year, and she chose the Food Bank this year.” Clackum’s mom said She’s loved to watch the kids learn valuable business and financial literacy skills.”Children are capable of so much, but it’s worth it to them to learn these skills in an environment where you can help curate and guide,” she said. Clackum and Morris Opened up again on Sunday to make even more money.”It’s a war, and we will win,” they joked. This event was sponsored by Jenny Rutherford Real Estate

Fewer than 10% of people who say they want to start a business actually do so, and fewer than 1% of businesses become successful, but one local event is looking to change that.

Kids all across our area took part in Lowcountry Lemonade Day on Saturday.

The annual event gives young entrepreneurs a chance to try their hand at running their own business.

Emma Bolfik has been taking part for a couple years now. Her mom Thao Bolfik said, “This has helped her learned not just about business but has also brought her a boost of confidence and she’s doing better every year.”

On Tybee Island, 8-year-old Elliot Clackum and 7-year-old Gavin Morris spent weeks preparing their lemonade and cookie stand, called ‘Squeeze the Day.’

Clackum’s mom Lauren said the duo put together a business plan, squeezed nearly 30 pounds of lemons and baked the cookies with their moms’ help.

Lauren Clackum said, “The last two weeks, they’ve built an office in our garage downstairs where they’ve been working and planning things.”

Kids across the area competed Saturday to see who could squeeze the most profits out of their stands. Some, like Bolfik, donated a portion of their profits to a good cause.

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