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#81: Building a Better Lemonade Stand: The Story of a 10-Year Old Entrepreneur

Lemonade005.JPG Owner Jack Bonneau, 9, stands in front of Jack's Lemonade Stand on Thursday at the Erie Farmers Market. For a video with Jack about his lemonade stands go to Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer July 2, 2015

Owner Jack Bonneau in front of one of his stands      photo: Jeremy Papasso

Running a lemonade stand is one of the most traditional ways for kids to start a business. In this episode, we hear from 10-year old Jack Bonneau, the founder and CEO of Jack's Stands. He is putting a new twist on the lemonade stand business and scaling it up for use by other kids. Todd and Evan talk with Jack about what motivates him at such a young age and how he is dealing with the challenges of running his own business. For more information, go to

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.