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LEMONADE DAY – HOUSTON, TEXAS – How To Become an Entrepreneur

Lemonade Day is a free community-wide program dedicated to teaching students how to start, own, and operate their own business throught the simple and time-honored act of building and running a lemonade stand.  Lemonade Day took place on May 1st, 2011 as 60,000 new entrepreneurs hit the streets of Houston.

The Mayor and community leaders explained the “sweet taste of success” to the youth that comes with owning and operating their own successful lemonade business.  In addition,  backpacks were distributed to youth that a plan to participate in Lemonade Day that contain workbooks that explain how to be successful entrepreneurs.

“Our children are our future.  Lemonade Day gives them a taste of what is required for success.  What they learn from participating in this American tradition will have an impact many years into their careers,” said Mayor Annise Parker, City of Houston.

Lemonade Day was born in Houston in 2007, and was inspired by the lessons local entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Holthouse taught his young daughter and her friend when they set-up a lemonade stand.  Since then it has grown to a nationwide program and this year Lemonade Day will expand to 31 cities.  To learn more about Lemonade Day, visit www. LemonadeDay.org.

Quote from a lemonade stand entrepreneur:  ”Today I learned that you will need to have certain factors in order to become a successful entrepreneur.  Today I also learned that location is really an important factor concerning your business.

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Why Work For Starbucks?

Why work for Starbucks?  For starters,  the coffee is delicious and when you work there you actually get a free pound of coffee each week.  Nice perk, but that’s only the beginning.  ”Starbucks”  has great jobs and here’s why:    It’s hip, dynamic and just plain old fun!  If you like the feeling of working with friends, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere.  An entry level position as a Barista (customer service) can give you knowledge of one of the most successful marketing companies in the world.  You will have a front row seat to see how a great business is run.  Study the systems of Starbucks organization from customer service to management.  You can have careers without college at Starbucks.

Learn What Makes a Company Successful

Imagine starting you day, putting on your apron, getting behind that counter and learning everything there is to learn about how to run a business.  You can learn about coffee, customer service, inventory, working as a team  and on and on.    This inside knowledge can lead you to many possibilities in the workforce.  No college degree necessary but you must have worked in one of the stores for a year with good standing to apply for corporate positions.  Jobs range from hourly retail, shift supervisor, store management and positions at corporate.

Great Benefits

Great benefits which include medical after three months of employment.  Research their full benefits package on their website.

Go Directly to the Store to Interview

Get dressed up and go to the store that you want to work for.  Ask for the Manager and tell them of your interest in Starbucks.  Learn about the company online before you go in so that you sound knowledgeable.  They have careers without college.  You can get company knowledge as well as  actual job  availability by going on line to:  www. Starbucks..com and click on their Facebook link.

Tips:

- Go directly to the store you want to work for

- Study about Starbucks online

- Learn, learn, learn about how a successful worldwide business is run