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The Power of Choice: Halfaker’s CEO Showcased in Ice House

September 8, 2011

Washington, DC—Eyeing small business growth as one of the keys to strengthening the American economy, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is working hard to get more people on the path to starting their own business. The program is designed to remind aspiring entrepreneurs of the fundamental concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset and the opportunities it can provide. Dawn Halfaker, CEO of Halfaker and Associates, was recently showcased as an Ice House Entrepreneur, a combat veteran…

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Huffington Post: Ice House Entrepreneurs – From Disabled Veteran To CEO

August 24, 2011

Before writing the foreword for Who Owns the Ice House, I wanted to better understand the eight life lessons the authors wrote about and subsequently architected an incredible entrepreneurship training program around. In particular, I scrutinized the sequence they chose to use in laying out a prescription for a self-directed life enabled by embracing an entrepreneurial mindset. Not surprising, at least not to me, was their decision to start the book with Choice. For me, exercising our…

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Huffington Post: Ice House Entrepreneurs Battle Hardship with Entrepreneurship

August 16, 2011

Entrepreneurship is not the easiest of life choices to make, but it is arguably among the most vital for our economy. Supported by tomes of research and policy recommendations from the Kauffman Foundation, it is the activity that produces new jobs, creates wealth and grows the economy. Today, the life-lessons captured in the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program remind us of the fundamental concepts of an entrepreneurial mindset and the opportunities it can provide. Read the full Huffington Post article here.  

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Ice House Launches

June 29, 2011

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) June 29, 2011– A new, inspiring online education program designed to engage students in the unlimited opportunities that an entrepreneurial mindset can provide launches today. Backed by the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world’s largest foundation dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship, the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program is an interactive online learning program that enables participants to learn from the firsthand experiences of successful real-world entrepreneurs. “The Kauffman Foundation is proud…

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Schoeniger Collaborates with Pulitzer Nominee Taulbert

November 14, 2010

It’s doubtful that anyone who drove past Gary Schoeniger’s pulled-over vehicle earlier this year on East 222nd Street in Euclid had a clue what was going on. Outwardly, it was just a car on the side of the street. On the inside, though, The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative’s co-founder’s obsession with business was in full swing. Schoeniger had just come up with the title for the book he had written with a man from Tulsa, Okla.,…

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Kauffman Foundation Announces Partnership to Create “Who Owns the Ice House?”

June 3, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO–(Marketwire – June 3, 2010) –  The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has teamed up with Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert and the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) to create “Who Owns the Ice House?,” a two-part learning project designed to inspire and engage America’s youth in the unlimited opportunities that an entrepreneurial mindset can provide. Read the press release here.

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ELI to Develop Entrepreneurial Mindset Curriculum for Cisco Entrepreneur Institute

January 29, 2007

Cisco hired ELI to develop entrepreneurial mindset curriculum for their Cisco Entrepreneur Institute. Cisco Manager of Systems and Content, Dr. Vito Amato, shared that “The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative team has proven itself to Cisco. They created a world-class, multimedia course on the entrepreneurial mindset for the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute.”

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Small Business Trends Radio: Bootstrapping A Business With Little To No Money

April 6, 2006

ELI Founder & CEO Gary Schoeniger appears on Small Business Trends Radio. Listen to the show or download the transcript here.

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