MILWAUKEE — A 9-year-old Milwaukee entrepreneur running her own lemonade business is finding ways to give back to the community.
Kyric Burt started her lemonade operation, Kyric’s Lemonade, about a year ago, and since then business has been busy. Kyric sells her lemonade outside of her home. Customers can buy individual bottles or purchase the lemonade by the gallon.
“Her dad and I think it’s very important that Kyric knows how to make her own dollar and then we also want her to understand the value of a dollar,” said Nikki Burt, Kyric’s mother.
Nikki said running the business is a family affair, everyone helps with labeling the bottles and delivering the lemonade to customers, but to Nikki, this is about more than running a business, it’s about teaching Kyric valuable life lessons.
“She get it. She understands that it’s a bigger picture. It’s not just about making money, it’s about helping someone else,” said Nikki.
Recently Kyric felt the urge to give back to her community. She saved up her sales for a month and used that money to buy food and treats for the animals at the Wisconsin Humane Society.
“I really wanted a rabbit but I can’t get one so I still wanted to donate to all the animals and I wanted them to be happy and have food a lot,” said Kyric.
Kyric said it was important for her to make sure the animals felt loved and special. Nikki is proud of her daughter and hopes she continues to display her giving and caring nature.
“When you earn that dollar you take care of the ones behind you, once you realized what success is, it’s not for you to keep it in, it is for you to give back,” said Nikki.
Kyric describes her lemonade as "a whole lot of sweet and a whole lot of tart."
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