The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative Issue 7 | July 2022  
Entrepreneurial Mindset Digital Badges Available Now

Hi there,

The journey to develop a more entrepreneurial mindset has many exciting steps along the way. As the world leader in entrepreneurial mindset education, we’ve designed a straightforward digital badging process for you to earn a certification at whatever level you need to achieve your goals.

Digital badges can be used in email signatures, resumes, or on your LinkedIn profile and provide evidence that you have worked to develop your entrepreneurial mindset.

Badging and certification are available at the following levels:

ELI Ice House Badges
  • Bronze (Fundamentals) - Anyone can achieve this certification at their own pace by completing our online Ice House Entrepreneurship Program and passing the end-of-course multiple-choice exam. If you or someone you know would like to learn the fundamental concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset, enroll in the self-paced course now.
  • Silver (Intermediate) - Are you a facilitator using the Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs in your courses, guiding your participants through the content and entrepreneurial process? If so, this badge is available to add to your next rollout. 
  • Gold (Facilitator) - Our gold-level facilitator certification verifies that you have completed our requirements to educate others in the entrepreneurial mindset. We regularly hold facilitator trainings for certification.
  • Platinum (Expert) - Those who would like to create a large-scale and sustainable impact across their organization and community might wish to pursue our platinum-level certification. Stringent requirements apply to qualify for this level of expert certification.


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New Podcast Episode: How Dog-Walking Became A Successful Lifestyle Business With Susan Beauregard

When you talk about business, dog-walking isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. It’s a profession that people don’t know too much about. Can you make a living walking dogs? The answer is yes, but you need to know how to market yourself. You need to know how to build relationships so that you can ask for referrals from your clients. And, you need to live within your means. These are the things today’s podcast guest, Susan Beauregard, did when she made her small dog walking business. Orphaned as a young adult, she developed a small dog-walking business to sustain herself in New York City. Now, by continuing to focus on her customers’ needs, she is not only sustaining but thriving.





Cultivating Entrepreneurial Mindsets: In Classrooms, Organizations, and Communities

The world has changed in ways that now require everyone to think like an entrepreneur. After all, entrepreneurs are resilient and resourceful, creative and critical thinkers who possess the 21st-century skills the world now demands. What is an entrepreneurial mindset? Why is it important? And, how can we cultivate it in ourselves and others?

  Tuesday, July 12 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

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Entrepreneurship in Education: Adjusting a Community Mindset with CareerSource and Daytona State College

To provide access to prosperity for all in their community, CareerSource Flagler Volusia, the local workforce development board, and Daytona State College, a comprehensive Florida State College, have both implemented ELI Entrepreneurial Mindset training. By either teaching it as a standalone skill set, pairing it with career and technical education, empowering employed workers, or integrating into young adult programs, the leadership of these two entities have a common goal. To equip their community with the mindset that will propel them forward in personal and career empowerment pursuits equitably.

  Tuesday, July 26 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

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A Cascade of Job Satisfaction in Oklahoma

In an era when workplace dissatisfaction seems to be at an all-time high, Stacey Bolin is a welcome breath of fresh air. She’s an associate professor who teaches entrepreneurship and computer courses at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and she directs the school’s Wilburn L. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship

“This is the best job in the world,” Bolin said. “I love it.” 

Bolin uses the Ice House model as part of Introduction to Entrepreneurship, the first of three ECU courses directly targeted at starting a business. Starting with the Ice House’s definition of entrepreneurship—the self-directed pursuit of opportunities to create value for others—is key to students’ success in the second course, Business Planning and Strategy for Entrepreneurs, and the capstone course, Venture Creation. 



"Who Owns the Ice House?" Is Available in Multiple Formats!

Learn the eight life lessons of Uncle Cleve, Clifton Taulbert, and Gary Schoeniger in the format that is best for you! "Much more than a book on entrepreneurship. It is a book about how the mindset and actions of the good & reliable stands out from the average. It is a series of stories that reflect the good old values of how one carries oneself in life...This one's a classic."



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