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Applications Open for Spring 2023 Small Business Executive Program in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of the Florida State University College of Business, is accepting applications for its Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) Class XIII in Jacksonville. Offered at no cost to participants, the program is funded by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.

SBEP applications will be accepted through December 15th, 2022.


The SBEP helps for-profit small business owners and CEOs work on their business while accommodating their busy schedules. Taught by industry experts, participants learn the Business Model Canvas and are given additional tools to emerge as stronger leaders ready to capitalize on business opportunities. The program helps identify clear and focused strategies in marketing, exit strategy, financial analysis and more.

“Our team looks forward to guiding another class of Jacksonville CEOs through the process of enhancing their businesses and preparing for the challenges that come with operating a growing company,” said Stephanie Royal, Director of North Florida Operations at the Jim Moran Institute. “The knowledge acquired through the SBEP program will leave entrepreneurs confident in their business decision-making and give them the tools they need to not only reach but exceed their business’s potential.”

Up to 20 participants from non-competing businesses will be accepted into the four-month program. Sessions take place once a month for four hours. The program begins February 1st and runs through May 3rd. CEOs and small business owners operating for three years or more and with three or more employees are eligible to apply

For more information about the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s North Florida Operations, including additional programs and events, contact Stephanie Royal at sroyal@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu or visit 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 seven, 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 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 North Florida Operations

The Jim Moran Institute’s North Florida Operations serves established entrepreneurs and business owners in the North Florida community through executive education programs designed to take advantage of local resources. Providing executive education and leveraging the resources of the Jim Moran Institute, the North Florida Operations helps its clients’ businesses – and the region’s economy – grow and prosper.

Based in Tallahassee and Jacksonville, the North Florida Operations services are for-profit and nonprofit businesses and are geared toward CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses whose companies have been established for at least three years with three or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.