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Lemonade Stand:  Business Strategies

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Mr. B'd Lemonade Stand Tips 'N Tricks

Watch the Weather Forecast. This will help you estimate supplies you will need, how to formulate your lemonade and how much to charge.

Stock Up on Cups:  Stock up on cups when the price is low.

Don't Overstock.  Lemons and suigar can go bad.  Keep stock fairly low. At the end of each day, Ice melts.  Only buy what you need each day

Pricing:  Customersd will pay more on hotter days.  On colder days, lower pricesattract customers.  You can adjust your price at any time during the day using the price slider at the upper right of the game.

Product: & Your customers will appreciate additional lemons and sugar when it is colder.  You can also reduce ice to save money. On hot days, decrease your lemons and sugar to the default value and increase ice cubes.

Customers:  Symbols or words appear over their heads indicating whether they like or dislike your lemonade, or if they think your prices are fair.  You can lower prices with the price slider.  Try to please the customers.

Lindsay Zortman's Lemonade Stand Suggestions: 

The game "Lemonade Stand" is a fun and simple online game that teaches basic business practices.  Operate your lemonade stand through various weather, change your prices to make more money and stock up on supplies before you run out. Winning the game is not the goal. Instead the goal is to make as much money as possible during your 30 days open. Use these tips and tricks to skyrocket your lemonade stand earnings and beat all your friends.

The goal of this game is to make the most money. Although customer satisfaction and popularity are important, they are not the goal of the game. The rules are simple: Make lemonade and provide it to your customers. Each day you get a new chance to change your lemonade recipe and add supplies. Take advantage of this time daily or you might run out of supplies.

Purchase supplies, but only when needed. Although buying in bulk will save you money, your ice will melt if you do not use it in a day and your lemons go bad after two days. Buy only enough supplies to last your for that day. Extra supplies will end up costing you more money in the end. If you run out of supplies, your store will have a sold out sign placed in front until the next day when you can purchase more supplies.

Decrease your sales prices immediately when the rain starts. Watch the weather forecast line each day you sell. It will show what the weather should be like for the next day. Customers will still buy lemonade in the rain but not for as much as you are selling it for on the sunny days. Decrease your price at least 10 cents on rainy days to keep your customers coming.

Increase the price with each increase in temperature. Keep an eye on the temperature in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. Customers purchase more lemonade at a higher price when the temperature is in the 90s than if it is only 60 degrees outside. Keep an eye on this temperature rating each day and adjust your prices accordingly.

Stay in front of the screen for the duration of the game. You can adjust your prices throughout your day.  Watch for customer comments and adjust your price lower if necessary. If customers are extremely happy, you might try adjusting your lemonade price up by 5 cents.

Raise your customer satisfaction rating first. In the first few days of the game, make your customers as happy as possible. This is done by offering a lower price and keeping all supplies stocked. The more satisfied your customers are, the more they tell their friends and the more customers you will gain for future days of the game.

The lemonade recipe is an important aspect of the game but does not need to be adjusted each day. Find a recipe that works for you and keep it that way for the game. A typical recipe is 10 lemons, six cups of sugar and six ice cubes.

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