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Jacksonville Applications Open

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in the Florida State University College of Business, is accepting applications for its Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) Class IX in Jacksonville.

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The program is offered at no cost to participants and is funded by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation. The deadline to apply is Jan. 29. 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 other tools and, at the end of the program, emerge as stronger leaders ready to capitalize on business opportunities.

“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 topics on planning and strategy resources focused on COVID-19 related issues, as well as tools to help businesses grow and sustain their operations during this period of uncertainty.”

A total of 20 participants from non-competing businesses will be accepted into the four-month program. Sessions take place one afternoon a month for four hours. The first session starts Feb. 17 and runs through May 19. 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 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. For more information, visit jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu.

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.