If you want a community’s economy to grow, help its members develop an entrepreneurship mindset. That’s the premise of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program at Seward County Community College. Two pilot groups wrapped up eight weeks of focused learning April 20.
Participants in Spanish- and English-language classrooms unpacked the components for a successful business start-up. Then, the course concluded with individual presentations to their peers.
“Initially, I saw my role here as helping and hosting,” said Anna Padgett, a member of the English-speaking cohort and full-time Liberal staffer for Kansas Small Business Development. Padgett quickly moved from the role of observer to eager participant, she said.