By Gary Symons
TLL Editor in Chief
Walmart is offering a Lemonade Stand Starter Kit to allow kids to follow in the footsteps of lemonade entrepreneur Mikhaila Ulmer.
Ulmer is a legendary young enterpreneur who started a lemonade stand in her front yard in Austin, Texas in 2009, when she was only four years old. She has since grown the business to a national brand with distribution in all 50 US states. Having sold lemonade from a tiny stand, Ulmer created all-natural, shelf-stable lemonades that contain no high-fructose corn syrup, no preservatives or additives. They are made with premium ingredients including U.S. Grade-A honey, real lemon juice, and flaxseed, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.
The high quality products and the story of Ulmer’s journey helped turn Me and the Bees into a major success story in a remarkably short time. Now, Ulmer is working with the craft and fashion creativity brand Fashion Angels on a project that will let kids follow her business journey.
Fashion Angel and Me & the Bees Lemonade have created a Lemonade Stand Starter Kit to help other aspiring young entrepreneurs launch successful businesses. The licensing deal between Fashion Angels and Me & the Bees was brokered by The Brand Liaison.
Fashion Angels was a perfect partner for the project. Since its inception in 1996, Milwaukee-based Fashion Angels has built an innovative brand based on empowering young women to unleash their creative potential. As a leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning tween girls’ craft, entrepreneurial, fashion and beauty activity products, as well as a full line of fashion accessories, stationery, and beauty and room décor, Fashion Angels goal is to inspire the next generation of successful women through STEAM-based creativity.
Available for $19.97 exclusively at Walmart stores and online at walmart.com, the all-in-one kit includes everything children need to start a lemonade stand, from marketing materials to sheets for recipes and business management.
With expert guidance and easy-to-follow instructions, budding entrepreneurs can learn valuable skills in responsibility, time management, and communication, while exploring the world of entrepreneurship.
“Within the kit are the tools I used to launch my lemonade stand business along with tips and tricks directly from me to help the next generation of entrepreneurs realize their dreams like I did,” said Ulmer.
Recommended for ages 8-plus, the It’s My Biz Lemonade Stand Starter Kit makes a great gift for birthdays and the upcoming holidays. Check out the Instagram reels here to see what’s inside the kit.
“From running a multi-million dollar business to making time for her schoolwork, Mikaila awakens the go-getter in us and inspires us all to dream like kids and pair our passions with our purpose,” said Daymond John, founder of FUBU and a star of the popular investment show Shark Tank.
The It’s My Biz Lemonade Stand Starter kit was designed in the U.S. by Fashion Angels and includes 20 Disposable Sample Cups, 10 Stir Sticks, 12 Paper Straws, Cup Stand, Decorative Sticker Sheet, Logo Sticker Sheet, 35 Sheet Recipe Book and Sticker Sheet, Menu Sign, Logo Sign, Dry Erase Marker, Lemonade Garland, 20 Receipts, 10 Business Cards, 10 Feedback Cards, BIZ Bag and IT’S MY BIZ! 60 Sheet Journal, which includes a Guidebook, Order Forms, Ledger Sheets, and Activity Sheets.