A steady stream of young entrepreneurs-to-be filed into Hilltop National Bank Tuesday afternoon to sign up and get their back packs, and take the first step toward the dream that many of us have had…to run your own business.

It’s another Lemonade Day, and it kicks off the third annual event where young people set up the traditional starter business, a lemonade stand.

They’ll operate their small scale enterprise beginning in June, and along the way, learn what entrepreneurship is all about.

Lemonade Day is a strategic 14-step process that walks youth from a dream to a business plan, while teaching them the same principles required to start any big company. Inspiring kids to work hard and make a profit, they are also taught to spend some, save some and share some by giving back to their community.

Since its launch in 2007 in Houston Texas, Lemonade Day has grown from serving 2,700 kids in one city to 1 million children across North America.

And as you can see in the accompanying video, the drizzly day didn’t dampen their dreams.

Lemonade Day backpacks are now available! Head over to any Hilltop National Bank location starting May 11th to register and get your free backpack and workbook, as well as coupons and goodies from the event sponsors.

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