The Entrepreneurship & Small Business Institute

CI has a thriving commitment to experiential learning and innovation – two vital components for entrepreneurial activity! The Entrepreneurship & Small Business Institute (ESBI) provides CI students with opportunities for experiential learning through small business consulting and numerous activities that support entrepreneurship and innovation while simultaneously enhancing the fabric of the local business economy.

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Operating in the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics (MVS) which has a liberal arts and interdisciplinary focus, the ESBI blends education and experiential learning to build upon the five Cs: critical thinking, collaboration (working with others), communication (oral and written), conduct (personal ethics), and competencies (in business related disciplines).