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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Lemonade stands are stupid, and any parent that let's their kids do it are setting them up for failure. Want to teach your kids about economics? Do what the kids do now. In Madison, IN they have a bunch of crafts festivals and stuff all the time, and a lot of people will sell a can of Coke for 75 cents.

    Go to Kroger's buy 5 24 packs (roughly totals out to about $22) and sell them at 50 cents to undercut the other person. In total the kid makes about $38 profit. Was it legal? I dunno but it was my g/fs "sweet" "innocent looking" 10 year old sister doing it, so no one ever questioned it during the hustle and bustle of the festival.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    I'm glad they shut down her lemonade stand. After all, most businesses require a license to do business in this country. There are many reasons for this, the biggest of which concerns public safety. So if a kid wants to open up a lemonade stand, or any other kind of business, I think they should be required to get a business license.

    How I think it should work is that anyone who is under the age of 16 should be required to apply for a special business license. This business license should be maybe $5. When the kid applies for it, they are given pamphlets that lists their duties and responsibilities as a business owner, including liabilities and work practices that are safe for them and their customers.

    This way, getting a business license can be an educational experience for them when they get older. After all, when adults start a business, they not only have to get a business license, there's also other paperwork required, such as applying to be an LLC or a corporation of some kind. Let's teach them, as kids, the responsibilities and requirements involved in doing sol.

    So I say let's teach these kids the realities of running a business and what it takes to start one up.

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I'm glad they shut down her lemonade stand. After all, most businesses require a license to do business in this country. There are many reasons for this, the biggest of which concerns public safety. So if a kid wants to open up a lemonade stand, or any other kind of business, I think they should be required to get a business license.

    How I think it should work is that anyone who is under the age of 16 should be required to apply for a special business license. This business license should be maybe $5. When the kid applies for it, they are given pamphlets that lists their duties and responsibilities as a business owner, including liabilities and work practices that are safe for them and their customers.

    This way, getting a business license can be an educational experience for them when they get older. After all, when adults start a business, they not only have to get a business license, there's also other paperwork required, such as applying to be an LLC or a corporation of some kind. Let's teach them, as kids, the responsibilities and requirements involved in doing sol.

    So I say let's teach these kids the realities of running a business and what it takes to start one up.
    Dude, it's a ****ing lemonade stand.
    Those kids probably didn't make $5.

    Waste of time and waste of effort to file for a license for 1 day event.

    Edit: Teaching kids that they must take a loss in taxes before they can even begin to turn a profit would be a good idea.
    Hopefully they will learn that there is no real need to license a lot of businesses.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Apparently the County and clip board lady was eventually seen as an overbearing act of stupidity - the apology is out.

    Apology after girl's lemonade stand shut down - Yahoo! News


    Glad officials finally see how unreasonable and ignorant shutting down a little girls lemonade stand was and is. Who hires these idiots working for government and where do they come from? The Pol Pot School of heavy handed oppression?
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    What matter if she gives a few people food poisoning, America can never have too much Koolade.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    What matter if she gives a few people food poisoning, America can never have too much Koolade.
    People get food poisoning every day from licensed and inspected restaurants in every state in every town in the U.S. A $120 piece of paper won't change that - and according to the story --- clipboard lady wasn't taking samples to check for cleanliness or food poisoning, she was checking for the $120 piece of paper... so food poisoning is irrelevant.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    People get food poisoning every day from licensed and inspected restaurants in every state in every town in the U.S. A $120 piece of paper won't change that - and according to the story --- clipboard lady wasn't taking samples to check for cleanliness or food poisoning, she was checking for the $120 piece of paper... so food poisoning is irrelevant.
    The UI's buy into the false notion this is about "public safety", most of us know better then that.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Another case of selective enforcement. Can't have a kid selling lemonade without a license, its the law. It's ok to enter the US illegally, it's the law but the govt. will only do token enforcement. Heck, when I was growing up kids sold lemonade, mowed lawns, etc, to earn some spending money. Ah, the good old days.
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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Food for thought, a while back a bunch of kids got in trouble for selling lemonade... of course it was mainly because they were peeing in the big jug of lemonade and then selling it super cheap as some weird ****ed up prank.

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    Re: Portland lemonade stand runs into health inspectors, needs $120 license to operat

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    How I think it should work is that anyone who is under the age of 16 should be required to apply for a special business license. This business license should be maybe $5. When the kid applies for it, they are given pamphlets that lists their duties and responsibilities as a business owner, including liabilities and work practices that are safe for them and their customers.
    I would add that on top of the business license, she should also pay an additional fee to help defray the cost of the woman whose job it is to regulate lemonade stands, and maybe additional union dues to ensure that any employees she hires don't get screwed and have adequate healthcare.

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