Stevie is ListeningMission Statement

The Small Business Shamen mission is to inspire and educate small business leaders in navigating the quickly changing world of business. Focusing on sharing experiences and knowledge in all aspects of the modern business world.

Every Tribe Needs A Shaman

Seth Godin, in his book Tribes, argues that lasting and substantive change can be best effected by a tribe: a group of people connected to each other, to a leader and to an idea.

According to Wikipedia, “Shamanism encompasses the belief that shamans are intermediaries or messengers between the human world and the spirit worlds. Shamen are said to treat ailments/illness by mending the soul.”

Small business drives the United States economy, providing jobs for over half of the nation’s private workforce. As the recession continues and the economy continues to change, small business opportunities will grow, and innovation will be generated more and more in the small business sector. 21st century business leaders are today’s shamen, and we look to them for inspiration and guidance.

The Tribe

Are You A Shaman?

You don’t have to be a business owner to be a shaman, or to benefit from a shaman. Every true leader has a vision, experiences and ideas. Stories to tell and experiences to share. A Small Business Shaman believes in the power of their work in creating a successful business and contributing to a healthy economy. In addition to business entrepreneurs, Small Business Shamen are social entrepreneurs.

Our Audience

Our Audience is anyone who believes in the power of small business and the local economy as an agent of change in the world. From landscapers to tech startups, artists to attorneys. The Small Business Shamen series will be education and food for thought in a complete array of business necessities, inspiration to brass tacks.


Icehouse Louisville

The Ice House event center offers over 12,000 square feet of rentable area. With four distinct areas to rent, The Ice House versatile spaces can accommodate parties from 50 to 1500!

This unique venue offers an urban chic atmosphere- with a touch of elegance and sophistication.

Whether the Ice House is needed for a ceremony- reception conference or private celebration- we are dedicated to perfection and excellence in service. The Ice House offers a variety of services, from linen rental, floral and rental of china to in-house catering services from our exceptional catering company, Crushed Ice Events, where you can expect the same exemplary service and unmatched professionalism found at the Ice House.


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