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Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


Center for Studies in Creativity


Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers

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Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers


This project involved both the development and implementation of the Dare to Create Launchpad creativity curriculum intensive for an intimate group of small business-owners. The purpose of this project was to receive feedback from participants to determine if it would be a successful and viable way to engage small business-owners in the Creative Problem-Solving process. In addition, this curriculum aimed to provide a platform for building community and making space for participants to become creatively energetic in the way they perceive future goal/wish/challenges. The development and implementation of this curriculum and the positive feedback from group members confirmed that this program can be a valuable offering for small businesses to experience.