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Application Deadline Approaching for Virtual St. Petersburg SBEP and NPEP Programs


St. Petersburg, Fla - Offered by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship in Florida State University’s College of Business, the application deadline for the upcoming virtual Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP) in St. Petersburg is Monday, Aug. 31. CEOs, small business owners and nonprofit leaders operating for three years or more and with five or more employees are eligible to apply. All applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. on August 31 to be considered.

“We want to help small business owners and nonprofit leaders work on their business rather than working in their business,” said Shane director of Central Florida Operations at the Jim Moran Institute. “We highly encourage small business owners in the Tampa/St. Pete metro area to apply and take time out of their daily schedule to prioritize working on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Our program speakers will share tools to help businesses grow and sustain their operations, while also covering planning and strategic resources focused on COVID-19 related issues.”

The SBEP helps for-profit business leaders work on their businesses while accommodating their busy schedules. Participants learn the Business Model Canvas and are given other tools to emerge as stronger leaders ready to capitalize on business opportunities. They also are exposed to industry experts in marketing, exit strategy, financial analysis and other important business topics.

The NPEP helps nonprofit business leaders develop long-term strategies and action plans that will help organization’s capitalize on future opportunities. They also are exposed to industry experts in marketing, exit strategy, finance, technology and other important business topics.

To apply for the Small Business Executive Program, please click here.

To apply for the Nonprofit Executive Program, please click here.

The upcoming SBEP and NPEP programs will be held virtually with all class sessions being presented via Zoom. The program consists of eight sessions, each focusing on a particular aspect of growing and managing a small business. Starting in September and running through December, the sessions will be held every week from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Offered at no cost to participants, the program is funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and Jim and Jan Moran.

Please note, the dates and structure of the programs are subject to change as the Jim Moran Institute continues to monitor the current COVID-19 guidelines from public health officials.

Offered at no cost to participants, the program is funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and Jim and Jan Moran. For more information about the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s Central Florida Operations, including other programs and events, contact Smith at ssmith@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu.


About the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship cultivates, trains and inspires entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research. Jim Moran was an automotive pioneer and an entrepreneur at heart, who at the age of 7, sold soda pop at sandlot baseball games in Chicago. With a career that spanned more than six decades, he built an amazing chronicle of achievements in the automobile industry. His vision for the Jim Moran Institute was to provide opportunities that would help others become more successful business owners. A 1995 contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises established the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business. Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.


About the Central Florida Operations
The Jim Moran Institute's Central Florida Operation’s serves established entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders in the Central Florida community through multiple programs designed to take advantage of local resources. Providing executive education and leveraging the resources of the Jim Moran Institute, the Central Florida Operations helps its clients' businesses - and the region's economy - grow and prosper. Based in Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, the Central Florida Operations services are provided to for-profit and nonprofit businesses and are geared toward CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small business whose companies have been established for at least three years and have five or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.