Juliette's Lemonade Stands
Juliette is a young entrepreneur, and she has the idea of starting two lemonade stands for the upcoming summer and getting her younger brothers to work them. The businesses must plan for launch, operate during the season, then determine financial performance and key metrics to assess success. Which brother did a better job managing the business? The case introduces key accounting and financial statement and performance measures in an intuitive way, is interactive and engaging, and can be used with a variety of audiences, as discussion can span from basic financial statement construction and analysis to more complex issues around accrual accounting, revenue recognition, cash flow timing, and the interaction among financial statements.