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Join us in April for a deep dive into the research and methodology behind the entrepreneurial mindset and the Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs. 

There will be weekly live sessions to discuss these concepts as a group. In addition to the live sessions, you will engage in a mix of recorded presentations, small group and individual activities, discussions, and experiential, problem-based learning. 

Regardless of whom you teach or serve, an entrepreneurial mindset provides a new perspective. It’s a perspective that will expose new opportunities, ignite ambition and cultivate confidence, creativity, self-reliance, and resourcefulness. These skills are essential for anyone to adapt and thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.

Recent facilitator training participant Donalisa Stinyard said, The Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator Training Course was excellent. The concepts shared through this training are applicable in all areas. This training encouraged me to think outside of myself to be innovative and develop solutions. I highly recommend this training.

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New Podcast Episode -Breaking The Mold In Sustainable Farming With Brian Bruno

Is there any way we can go back to our roots and champion the natural, organic way of consuming things? The world is so used to pressed, processed, and packaged goods that we often forget sustainable farming is still practiced. In this episode, Brian Bruno of Apple Ridge Farm joins us to talk about small, sustainable ag-entrepreneurship. He shares how the farm lives by its vision of producing the best food in the most sustainable way possible. This story has plenty of lessons about starting where you are and finding a compelling goal.



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California Entrepreneurship Educator Conference 2022

Hosted by San Diego State University's Lavin Center for Entrepreneurship, the California Entrepreneurship Educator Conference (CEEC) brings together an international network of thought-leaders and educators who advance the discipline of entrepreneurship research and pedagogy. For 2022, the CEEC conference format is being disrupted to provide educators globally with “more” insight and content depth in three specific areas: Entrepreneurship and Ethics, Entrepreneurship and the Disadvantaged, and Entrepreneurial Mindset. The focus on just three core areas with a renowned panel of experts, will provide attendees with conference sessions that have unparalleled depth, context, and usable content to be shared with all attendees. The CEEC will be a one day, virtual conference that is free with online registration.





Kathy Boyd, Preparing Students for the Future of Work

Kathy Boyd joins us to discuss her initiatives to bring entrepreneurial attitudes and skills to the Orange County Department of Education and the students they serve. She has led an effort, Entrepreneurship Mindset Pathway Project, to provides mentoring, networking, and resources to assist students, teachers, administrators, and parents from the OCDE ecosystem. In this discussion, we will chat about the importance of teaching every student to think like an entrepreneur.

  Wednesday, March 16 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

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Community Colleges Supporting The Unlikely Entrepreneur: The Why and the How

Entrepreneurs are resilient and resourceful, creative and critical thinkers who possess the 21st-century skills the world now demands. The array of skills necessary to successfully navigate an entrepreneurial journey puts most first-generation and ethnic minority individuals at a fundamental disadvantage. Developing relationships with successful business owners and prospective entrepreneurs allows for connections, best practices, and knowledge transfer. In this webinar, learn how Richland Community College’s Minority Mentor Protégé Program utilizes entrepreneurial mindset education to support minority-owned businesses.

  Wednesday, March 23 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

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Changing Mindsets in a County of Contrasts

If you look at a map of distressed communities within the U.S., the southern and eastern states are overrepresented. If you zoom in on Appalachia and then North Carolina, you’ll find Robeson County, the state’s most-distressed county in 2021. 

But, if you were to look at Robeson County in another way—as an area full of rich culture and interesting individuals—it would place near the top of the list. For example, U.S. News ranks it as the 12th-most diverse county in the country. It is home to the Lumbee Tribe, the largest Native American tribe east of the Mississippi River. These members make up 55% of the population. The next largest demographic group is Black, at 21%, followed by white, at 17%. 

Also, if you were to look at individual residents, you would see even more dynamism in people like Roderick McMillan. After being laid off from a meat processing plant, he taught himself hydroponics and founded a small business named MG3 Farms. Similarly Naomi Blackwell, a charismatic young student who spoke to a statewide convention about her experiences developing an entrepreneurial mindset through the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program



"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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