Louisiana will welcome an estimated 17,000 new small businesses on May 3.

Sure, they may only be in business for one day, but some believe that may be enough to energize the state’s future.

That Saturday marks the fourth annual Lemonade Day Louisiana, a day where sidewalks across Louisiana will be inundated with budding young entrepreneurs hawking their wares at homemade lemonade stands.

Some of the top names in Louisiana’s business community were on hand to show their support at the official statewide kickoff Tuesday at Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans.