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Small Business Executive Program: Tampa Bay & St. Petersburg


Let us help you work on your business.

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 Tampa Bay Small Business Executive Program!

Held in historic downtown St. Petersburg, Class VIII of the Tampa Bay Small Business Executive Program will run from September to December 2022. You can find the schedule below. Mandatory attendance is required for all the class sessions. Apply before August 7th to be considered for acceptance.

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TAMPA BAY SBEP CLASS VIII SCHEDULE – FALL 2022

Date: Activity:
August 7 Applications Close
August 15 Notice of Acceptance
September 6 Session 1
September 20 Session 2
October 4 Session 3
October 18 Session 4
November 1 Session 5
November 15 Session 6
November 29 Session 7
December 13 Session 8
  • May 1
    Applications Open
  • August 7
    Applications Close
  • August 15
    Notice of Acceptance
  • September 6
    Session 1
  • September 20
    Session 2
  • October 4
    Session 3
  • October 18
    Session 4
  • November 1
    Session 5
  • November 15
    Session 6
  • November 29
    Session 7
  • December 13
    Session 8

What You Can Expect

Presented over four months, the Small Business Executive Program 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 the Program Covers

The Small Business Executive Program 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 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 Small Business Executive Program 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:

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

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


For more information, contact:
Shane Smith, Ph.D, Central Florida Director
Jim Moran Institute For Global Entrepreneurship
Florida State University College of Business
2101 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
ssmith@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu
Phone: 813-789-5966

“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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