Young business friends Jai Anderson and Tom Aspinall are selling lemonade to help buy an Xbox and rugby league gear.
Young business friends Jai Anderson and Tom Aspinall are selling lemonade to help buy an Xbox and rugby league gear. Emma Channon

Sweet path to success

TWO young entrepreneurs are turning lemonade into pocket money after their decision this week to go into business.

Neighbours Tom Aspinall and Jai Anderson usually spend after-school hours playing games at one another's houses - but they've discarded their Playstations and bikes and are now thinking about lemons and ice cubes.

The business friends - definitely not "partners" - have perfected their recipe for the popular home-made drink and are selling it to anyone with a thirst.

The nine-year-olds were reluctant to share the ingredients to their recipe, saying it was top secret.

"It's got some secret herbs and spices," said Tom with a knowing smile.

"The last time we made it, we got it from another recipe and they put in six lemons with water, but it was so sour.

"This time we used three."

The pair originally sourced lemons from a local tree but that stockpile has been exhausted (which is where their supportive parents and their local supermarket come in).

They already have plans for how they will spend their earnings.

"I'll probably put it towards an Xbox 360," Jai said.

"I want to buy some new gear for the junior rugby league season when it starts," Tom said.

Order forms for the lemonade have already been dropped in letter boxes around Darlington Park but those wanting to buy a drink for 50 cents can inquire at the Daily News office in Albion St.

(That price may change depending on demand).

The pair are also offering dog washing and car washing for $5 each.

"We'll probably do mainly lemonade first but if people want it we can do the washing services," said Jai.

They plan to continue their business ventures after school hours, on weekends and into the holidays.


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