Do you want to be an entrepreneur? Or, rather, are you already running your own business but think you could do better?
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to entrepreneurship.
Some new entrepreneurs study small-business management and are surprised when launching their startup differs from running a smaller version of an established business. Others master the plan-and-pitch approach that works so well for the fortunate few in Silicon Valley, but that approach isn’t practical for many new entrepreneurs.
So what does it take to launch a successful business?
Well, even an expert like Gary Schoeniger of The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative will tell you that there’s no formula, but there is an entrepreneurial mindset.
Schoeniger learned the mindset when he co-wrote Who Owns the Ice House with Pulitzer-Prize nominee, Clifton Taulbert. Ice House tells the true story of Taulbert’s Uncle Cleve, an unlikely entrepreneur who ran an ice house in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950s. It also describes eight life lessons that will give entrepreneurs—regardless of their field—the right mindset to succeed.
Schoeniger will discuss the entrepreneurial mindset at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch. Anyone with curiosity or questions about entrepreneurship is encouraged to attend.
The talk is free and open to the public. However, we do ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.