Ready to take your entrepreneurial skills to the next level? Richland Library, through the Libraries Build Business grant, is excited to work with experts from Midlands Tech and the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset.
Inspired by the life story of Pulitzer Nominee Clifton Taulbert and the influence of his Uncle Cleve, Who Owns the Ice House? Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur is the companion text to the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. Ice House participants learn from a diverse array of real world, “unlikely” entrepreneurs, like Uncle Cleve, who have embraced an entrepreneurial mindset.
During this eight-week class (October 5 – November 23), Richland Library's selected IceHouse participants will consume, review, share, apply, and reflect on the following content:
- Developing entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills
- Identifying social and situational factors that encourage or inhibit entrepreneurial behavior
- Identifying, evaluating, and validating opportunities in ambiguous, real-world circumstances
- Identifying and interacting with entrepreneurs who provide critical guidance and ongoing support
For more information on the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, click here.
Each of these lessons is facilitated by a certified facilitator (Tom Ledbetter of Midlands Tech), and is supported with both online and a physical workbook. To complete the IceHouse Entrepreneurship Program, selected applicants will be required to:
1. Attend all eight two-hour, virtual classes via Zoom.
- 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, October 5
- 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, October 12
- 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, October 19
- 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, October 26
- 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, November 2
- 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, November 9
- 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, November 16
- 6 - 8 p.m. on Monday, November 23
2. Complete assignments in between classes.
3. Use personal computers during each scheduled class.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
A select group of applicants will be chosen for the IceHouse Entrepreneurship Program based on the individual’s areas of interest and availability. Prior to applying, please review the program requirements and class schedule.
Ready to apply for Richland Library's IceHouse Entrepreneurship Program? Please review our Equal Opportunity Statement and complete the application below.