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Applications Open for Central Florida Programs


St. Petersburg, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, is accepting applications for its Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) Class IV and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP) Class III in St. Petersburg. Application deadline is August 3.

“Operating a small business or nonprofit was demanding even before the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic presented themselves,” said Dr. Shane Smith, director of Central Florida Operations for the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. “We want to help organizations navigate through the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”

The SBEP consists of eight sessions, each focusing on a particular aspect of growing and managing a small business. Starting in August and running through December, the sessions will be held every other week from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The NPEP consists of four sessions, each focusing on developing long-term strategies and action plans that will help organization’s capitalize on future opportunities. Starting in August and running through November, the sessions will be held once-a-month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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.

Applicants must be actively involved in running a business, be key decision-makers and their companies must have been established for at least three years and have five or more employees (or volunteers if their company is a nonprofit).

The SBEP and NPEP are designed for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, presidents and executive directors of small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Graduates emerge with the skills and training needed to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Participants represent a variety of industries, including construction, technology, healthcare, fashion and law.

Program graduates receive a certificate and are invited to be a part of a peer roundtable. They are also encouraged to participate in workshops, conferences, and other Jim Moran Institute events. 

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

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

For questions, please contact Shane 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.