Entrepreneurial Learning Center

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

Register for the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program at the Southern Pines Public Library! This online program allows you to complete course modules at your own pace. 

It's designed to develop creativity, critical thinking, effective problem solving, teamwork, and other entrepreneurial skills. The goal is not necessarily to start a new business, but to inspire the power of entrepreneurial thinking in everyone.

Ice House Registration

If you have any questions, contact Ice House coordinator Mary Howard at 910-692-8235 or mhoward@sppl.net.


Secret of getting ahead is getting started. - Mark Twain

Ice House Interest Session

Community Resources

The resources below offer assistance and support to local business owners and entrepreneurs in Moore County. 

Southern Pines Public Library eResources

The Library offers 24/7 online resources to members. Use your Library Card and PIN to access resources at home or on-the-go.

  • Small Business Reference Center provides reference books, business videos, and other tools to address many small business topics.
  • Business Market Research Collection contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analytica, and Snapshots.
  • ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, and conduct market research.
  • SimplyAnalytics is web-based mapping tool that lets you create professional maps, reports, using demographics, business, and marketing data.

Town of Southern Pines

The Town of Southern Pines Doing Business offers information resources and ordinances for conducting business in the Town limits.

Sandhills Community College's Small Business Center

Sandhills Community College's Small Business Center offers high quality seminars, workshops, certificates, counseling, and additional assistance for those interested in small business. View upcoming workshop sessions.

Moore County Chamber of Commerce

The Moore County Chamber of Commerce connects small businesses to potential clients, supports professional networking, and assists in marketing small businesses.