This afternoon, my daughter and I drove by a children’s lemonade stand in our neighborhood. Without blinking an eye, my daughter blurted out, “Dad, can give me some money? I want to buy a cup of lemonade…”
Normally, that’s what every kid would say. But, she finished the statement with, “…because I know how hard it is to run a lemonade business.”
Let’s just say, I could have hugged her. Even at age 10, she already knows about all the time, effort, expense, and risk that’s part of a running a business. And luckily, she’s keenly aware of the benefits both parties will receive by her simple act of kindness: buying one glass of lemonade.
When’s the last time you helped in your community with a small business purchase? Try a local small business next time. They deserve the opportunity to earn your business, loyalty, and maybe even friendship because of your visit.