My seven-year-old granddaughter is a real entrepreneur.
When the toy catalog arrived at their house the other day, she grabbed it up and began to peruse its pages.
"I'll get this for Jack," she said. "And Abby would like this." On and on the litany went for several more moments with her wish list growing by the second. She picked out something for every member of her family and her friends as well.
"How do you propose to buy all those presents?" her mom asked.
Looking up at her mom with that "well, duh" look, she said, "With the money from my lemonade stand, of course!"
So now it's become a home school project, to teach her how business works. My daughter plans to loan her the money for start up costs, take her to the store to purchase supplies and help her set up in the driveway as soon as the weather turns nice enough where they live.
For the time being, she's busy building her booth, making signs and dreaming up ways to "advertise" her new business venture. If all goes according to her plans, she may even have to hire her brother as extra help.
If I lived closer, I'd be her first and best customer...