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Applications Open for Tallahassee Small Business Executive Program


Tallahassee, 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 XIII in Tallahassee. Application deadline is July 31. To apply, please click here.

“Operating a small business has become even more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mike Campbell, director of North Florida Operations at the Jim Moran Institute. “Speakers will cover planning and strategic resources focused on COVID-19 related issues, and additional tools to help businesses grow and sustain their operations during this period of uncertainty.”

The SBEP designed helps for-profit business leaders work on their business while accommodating their busy schedule. 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 more. A total of 24 participants from non-competing businesses will be accepted into the four-month program. Sessions are four hours each and take place one afternoon a month. The first session starts Aug. 18 and the program runs through Nov. 17.

Offered at no cost to participants, the program is funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and Jim and Jan Moran. CEOs and small business owners operating for three years or more and with five or more employees are eligible to apply. Dates and the 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.

For more information about the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s North Florida Operations, including other programs and events, contact Campbell at mscampbell@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 North Florida Operations
The Jim Moran Institute's North Florida Operations serves established entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders in the North 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 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 provided to 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 five or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.