This 11-Year-Old Sold Her Lemonade to Whole Foods!
These days, entrepreneurs are getting younger and younger and reaching success earlier. Mikaila Ulmer is a sixth-grade 11-year-old entrepreneur, philanthropist and public speaker from Austin, Texas who recently partnered with Whole Foods to sell BeeSweet Lemonade in 55 stores.
You may remember Ulmer appeared on “Shark Tank” and Daymond John invested $60, 000 into her business after Ulmer shared her lemonade recipe uses flaxseed and local honey instead of artificial sweeteners.
She told NBCBLK, she started the lemonade business after being “terrified” when she was stung by a bee at 4-years-old. Ulmer decided to learn more about bees and created the lemonade as a way to keep local beekeepers afloat and make money.
“I work on the business after school, after I do my homework, and on weekends and during spring breaks,” said Ulmer.
“There are not too many times when I feel stressed.”
You can purchase BeeSweet Lemonade in Whole Foods stores located in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.