This is already a happier story than most of our lemonade posts thus far! Two years ago, a little girl named Mikaila Ulmer got an offer from Daymond John on Shark Tank: he would put up $60,000 in exchange for a 25% stake in her company, contingent on participating with a distributor.
During that episode, there was talk of the possible distributors being convenience stores and Ulmer, age 9 at the time, looked excited. Now that she’s 11, her distribution list has changed a little bit. Ulmer just inked a deal with Whole Foods and the grocery giant will now sell her lemonade, BeeSweet. Currently, BeeSweet Lemonade is available in Whole Foods locations across Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. There may be chances for national distribution in the future, according to NBC.
Check her out explaining how she came up with and implemented her ideas:
But don’t feel old or unaccomplished or anything!
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