Autumn’s Fresh Cones: My First Business

Snow in the Summer; my First Business.


I’m Autumn Elizabeth Holmes and I want to tell you how I started my first business! I had the idea for a lemonade stand a long time ago so my mommy told me to save my allowance and she would match the money I saved to help me get started. So for a few long months, I worked super hard keeping my room clean, taking out the trash, cleaning the floors, and even washing dishes sometimes.

Then one day we went shopping and I saw a snow cone machine! It was awesome! So, I asked my mom if she could buy it for me. Of course, she said no. But, she said that I could earn it with good grades. So, I worked super hard in math, English, and science. I even worked hard at recess to make sure my grades were the best!

I earned the snow cone machine and we searched the internet for recipes on how to make the syrup. Finally, I made snow cones for me and my mommy and THEY WERE DELICIOUS! They were so good that I changed my business from a lemonade stand to a snow cone stand. I already had my snow cone machine, we had the ingredients for the syrup, plus I had saved up enough money to buy all the extra supplies I needed to start my business. I was ready!

We tested out the business, worked out the kinks, and now, I’m so excited to tell you that I’ll be having my first big event on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 4 PM to 8 PM. My mommy, Gammy (my grandmother), Godmother, Aunt, Uncle, and one of my mommy’s besties are all coming together to help me make this event AWESOME!

Together we turned my snow cone stand into Autumn’s Snow Cone Spectacular! We’re going to have carnival-style games, prizes for the carnival games, a free-play area with even more games that the whole family can play, and of course delicious snow cones!

So, if you’re reading this I hope you’ll come to join us! Support my first business, have some fun, and enjoy an icy cold treat on a hot summer day. We are selling ticket bundles for the event. We have $2 snow cones, $5 (10 tickets), $10 (25 tickets), $20 (55 tickets) bundles (click here to pay using PayPal), and as a super special thank you, we’re giving everyone who buys their tickets online by Friday, July 27, 2018, a 20% discount on the ticket prices listed above. Snow cones will be 4 tickets each and games will range from 1 – 5 tickets each. But, don’t worry! After your tickets are gone you can hang out in our “Snow-Crazy” Zone where the games and activities are free to play and open to everyone.

We’re also having a special snow cone giveaway! All you have to do to enter is fill out the form, tell us what your favorite snow cone flavor is and you’re automatically entered into the drawing. The winner(s) will be notified via email the day before the event and must attend the event to receive the free snow cone (The prize is only redeemable on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 4 PM to 8 PM while supplies last).

See you soon!


Autumn Elizabeth Holmes



My first big event was a success! I sold a bunch of snow cones and even made a $3 tip! Thank you so much to everyone who came to support me. I had so much fun serving snow cones and meeting new friends that I think I want to do this every year! But, before I start planning that I want to announce that I will be having a second event this coming weekend (Sunday, August 5, 2018) from 4 PM to 8 PM at my mommy’s friends house on the west side of Cleveland. My mommy’s friends are the best!


Let us know if you can make it!

Autumn's Snow Cone Spectacular - Tallmadge, Ohio Edition


  1. Hi Autumn. I am super excited to play games and win prizes. I will see you on the 28th!!!

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