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Small Business Executive Program: Jacksonville

Business Matters. It’s Time to Start Working ON Your Business and Put Business First!

Created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates the busy schedule of small business owners, the Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, presidents of small businesses, and immediate successors of businesses. You will emerge a stronger leader ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into a strategic advantage.

Thanks to our supporters, this program is offered at no cost to the accepted participants.

Application & Schedule

Thank you for your interest in the Jacksonville Small Business Executive Program! Jacksonville SBEP Class X will run from August to November 2021, you can find the schedule below. All of the following sessions are mandatory attendance. Thank you for committing to work "on" your business.

The Jim Moran Institute implemented our in-person Reopening Plan on August 1, 2020. We are following the guidance of college, university, local, state, and federal officials in each of our satellite locations to maintain the health and safety of our clients, staff, volunteers and guests. The fluidity of the situation is likely to require continuing flexibility. All program schedules and formats are subject to change and will be revised as needed. For questions or details regarding Florida State University’s Coronavirus response, click here.


Date: Activity:
July 29, 2021 Application Deadline
July 30, 2021 Notification of Acceptance
August 18, 2021 Session 1
September 15, 2021 Session 2
October 20, 2021 Session 3
November 17, 2021 Session 4
November 17, 2021 Closing Reception
  • July 29, 2021
    Application Deadline
  • July 30, 2021
    Notice of Acceptance
  • August 18, 2021
    Session 1
  • September 15, 2021
    Session 2
  • October 20, 2021
    Session 3
  • November 17, 2021
    Session 4
  • November 17, 2021
    Closing Reception

What You Can Expect

Presented over four months, the SBEP is designed to take into account your demanding schedule while enabling you to assess your company's position, develop long-term strategies, create practical action plans and connect with fellow business owners and members of the Jim Moran Institute’s network for advice and support.

What Businesses Have Been Through The Program?


What the Program Covers

The SBEP is focused on corporate growth and financial success. It is an unparalleled opportunity to enhance your business skills, innovate with other talented small business owners, and prepare for the new challenges that lie ahead. Whether you seek a more global perspective, better ways to seize opportunities, or greater insight into managing day-to-day operations, the SBEP can help you realize your company's potential - and your own. While examining business fundamentals, strategies and best practices from the perspective of a business leader and owner, you will explore a broad range of topics including:

  • Business Model Canvas
  • Strategic Planning
  • Digital Marketing
  • Financial Analysis of Your Business
  • Human Resources Issues Today
  • Protecting your Creation
  • Technology and Cyber Security
  • Exit Strategy & Succession Planning                        

These topics are covered by our Resource Champions. Click here to visit their profiles and learn more about them.

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Royal, Associate Director, Jacksonville Florida Operations
Jim Moran Institute For Global Entrepreneurship
Florida State University College of Business
4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 151, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: 904-528-9722

“The Jim Moran Institute's program was educational, challenging, and customized to my business needs and interests. The staff and speakers made this an invaluable experience for my professional growth and that of my business. I am so appreciative of their efforts.”
Margaret Meier
UltraShred Technologies, Inc.

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