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Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative

Discover and develop your business potential.

Do you have a great idea for a product or service? Have you always wanted to start your own business?

Check out the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) online! Free access is available with your library card.

You do not have to be a business owner to take advantage of this training.

Entrepreneurs are individuals who see problems and come up with solutions!

This self-paced course connects you with experienced people who have launched their own thriving businesses.  You will learn how to identify, evaluate, and transform business ideas into sustainable success.

The online course is available 24/7 from any computer or mobile device. The lessons are self-directed, so you can go at your own pace. There are approximately 10 hours of video content as well as a variety of assignments so you can apply what you are learning in the real world.


Entrepreneurial Mindset Training

This ELI program is inspired by Who Owns the Ice House, the work of Clifton Taulbert and his unlikely influence. It will open your eyes to a new way of thinking and a more entrepreneurial mindset, helping you learn a process that can lead to success.

The course is also based on in-depth research that was funded by CISCO System’s Entrepreneurship Institute and the Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation and conducted by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative.

Through this training, you will also learn how to:

  • Recognize opportunities that others overlook. Drawing from best practices in design thinking, you will learn how to discover opportunities that are hiding in plain sight.
  • Master the art of bootstrapping. You will learn how cash-strapped entrepreneurs manage to identify, evaluate and transform their ideas into a sustainable success.
  • Develop a success network that will enable you to avoid costly mistakes, reduce the learning curve and accelerate your growth.
  • Identify and overcome the self-imposed limitations that may be holding you back.
  • Tap into a mindset that will inspire and empower you to create a path toward a more meaningful and prosperous life regardless of where you start.

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