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Applications Open for Spring 2024 South Florida Executive Programs

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, is accepting applications for its Spring 2024 Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP) held in South Florida. Offered at no cost to participants, the programs are funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and Jan Moran and her late husband, automotive pioneer Jim Moran. The application deadline is Friday, September 30, 2023.

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    The SBEP and is designed for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses, while the NPEP is for executive directors, presidents and CEOs of 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.

    “Our unique programs give these leaders real world examples and tactics they can use to take their organizations to the next level,” said Jennifer Kovach, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations. “There is a great deal that small businesses and nonprofit leaders learn from one another and we enjoy connecting and collaborating with these groups each session.”

    "I enjoyed the opportunity to learn from my classmates," said Ashley Walker of Smoothie Me Please, who is a graduate of the Small Business Executive Program. "The times when everyone would share personal testimonials and how they overcame them were the truly magical moments."

    The SBEP and NPEP consist of nine sessions, each focusing on a specific aspect of growing and managing a business or nonprofit. Starting in January and running through May, the sessions will be held in-person once every two weeks from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Applicants must be actively involved in running a 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 for nonprofits).

    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.

    To apply for the Spring 2024 SBEP and NPEP, visit jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu/programs.

    For more information, or to learn more about the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida programs, contact amcdevitt@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 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. 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 five or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.