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Applications Open for South Florida Small Business Executive Program

Broward/Palm Beach, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, is accepting applications for its Fall 2022 Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) held in South Florida. Offered at no cost to participants, the program is funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and Jan Moran and her late husband, automotive pioneer Jim Moran. Application deadline is Thursday, March 31.

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The SBEP is designed for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, presidents and executive directors of small businesses. Graduates emerge with the skills and training needed to turn challenges into strategic advantage, capitalize on business opportunities and implement best practice management. Participants represent a variety of industries.

“Establishing a business is an extraordinary feat, but what happens next is equally challenging. Executives and entrepreneurs can truly benefit from our program by learning how to efficiently run operations and keep their organization alive and thriving for many years to come,” said Jennifer Kovach, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations. “One of my favorite aspects of our program is also the networking that occurs among the participants. Hearing from others in their similar situations about their successes and struggles is a powerful resource.”

“By participating in this program, you will gain incredible insight, excellent peers, and have access to an extremely professional staff – all of which will have an immediate and lasting positive effect on your personal and business growth,” said Dhaima Lindo, CEO & Broker of Zenith Realty Group and a SBEP graduate.

The SBEP consists of nine sessions, each focusing on a specific aspect of growing and managing a business. Starting in July and running through November, the sessions are held once every two weeks from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Applicants must be actively involved in running their business, be the key decision-maker and their company must have been established for at least three years and have three or more employees (or volunteers if the company is a nonprofit). The program will be held at the Jim Moran Institute's office in Broward County.

Program graduates receive a certificate and have the opportunity to be a part of an ongoing peer roundtable. They are also encouraged to participate in workshops, conferences and other Jim Moran Institute events. Since 2009, the South Florida team has guided and graduated 39 classes through its executive programs.

For more information, or to learn more about the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida programs, contact southflorida@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu or call 954-546-2735.

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 diamonds 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 South Florida Operations
The Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operation’s office serves entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders in the South 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 South Florida Operations helps its clients’ businesses – and the region’s economy – grow and prosper. With an office based in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida Operations’ services are for for-profit and nonprofit businesses and are geared toward CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents whose companies have been established for at least three years and have three or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.