Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (Small Business Edition)

Managing a Business

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program - Small Business Edition

The Entrepreneurial Initiative

An Entrepreneurial Mindset is essential to starting and growing a successful small business. 

Small businesses have become the engines that are now driving our economy with new businesses accounting for nearly all net new job creation. Yet the concept of entrepreneurship is not well understood and many lack the necessary mindset and the skills that will enable them to succeed. The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (Small Business Edition) is designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurial thinking while immersing them in the process that will enable them to develop entrepreneurial skills.

The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (Small Business Edition) is an experiential, problem-based learning program designed to expose participants to the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the limitless opportunities it can provide.

Inspired by the life-story of Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert in the companion text, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur, the program combines more than ten years of research with the firsthand experience drawn from a wide variety of successful “unlikely” entrepreneurs. Drawing on eight fundamental concepts, the course exposes participants to the underlying thought and process that enables entrepreneurs with limited resources to identify, evaluate, and transform new ideas into successful endeavors.

Each lesson contains video case studies featuring a variety of “unlikely” entrepreneurs who share their knowledge and experience, thus reinforcing the practical application of the core concepts. Participants are then immersed in real-world entrepreneurial experiences that enable them to develop and hone entrepreneurial attitudes and skills.

Speaker(s): Joy Poe

Co-Sponsor(s):  NC Idea and Land of Sky Regional Council

Food will be provided by the SBC at the beginning of each class.

Dates and Time: Mondays
10/30/2023-5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11/6/2023- 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11/13/2023- 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
In-Person Seminar
No cost due to Grant Support