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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Whitley Countyâ€™s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will launch a new phase of its entrepreneurial program later this month.
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program, which will be an aspect of the EDCâ€™s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative (SBEI), is a combination of online and in-person sessions focused on fundamental concepts of turning ideas into businesses.
â€śThis series fills an important gap in our SBEI programming by preparing participants to think like entrepreneurs,â€ť said SBEI program manager Bruce Stach, â€śWe are pleased with the response we have received so far from individuals involved in companies of many different sizes and stages of business.â€ť
The eight-week program will start Wednesday. It will be facilitated by Ivy Tech Instructor Jim Tolbert. The program is based on Clifton Talbertâ€™s book â€śWho Owns the Ice House?â€ť and features modern-day examples of individuals who have triumphed over hardship and adversity by embracing an entrepreneurial mind-set.
EDC President Alan Tio said these sessions over the next eight weeks represent an important step for the SBEI program.
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