Lemonade Stands And Legal Problems
Are you thinking of letting your kids run a lemonade stand this summer? Maybe you're even considering letting your enterprising youngster sell a few homemade cookies to go with the lemonade. If so, think again. Here's a list of potential problems you could face. 1.) You may need a peddler's license. It's not uncommon for local ordinances to require a peddler's license to operate a lemonade or cookie stand. Laws aimed at peddlers are designed to prevent random street vendors (who often operate on the fringe of the law and pay little in the way of taxes) from cutting into the profits of local businesses with stationary store-fronts.