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Small Business Executive Program: Tampa Bay & St. Petersburg

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 being offered at no cost to the accepted participants.


Application & Schedule

Thank you for your interest in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area Small Business Executive Program! Class VI of the program will run from August through December in St. Pete. All of the following sessions are mandatory attendance, and each selected applicant must confirm their ability to attend all sessions before formal acceptance into the program.

The Jim Moran Institute began implementing 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.

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FALL 2021 Tampa Bay PROGRAM Schedule

Date: Activity:
August 9, 2021 Application Deadline
August 16, 2021 Notice of Acceptance
August 31, 2021 Session 1
September 14, 2021 Session 2
September 28, 2021 Session 3
October 12, 2021 Session 4
October 26, 2021 Session 5
November 9, 2021 Session 6
November 23, 2021 Session 7
December 7, 2021 Session 8
  • August 9, 2021
    Application Deadline
  • August 16, 2021
    Notice of Acceptance
  • August 31, 2021
    Session 1
  • September 14, 2021
    Session 2
  • September 28, 2021
    Session 3
  • October 12, 2021
    Session 4
  • October 26, 2021
    Session 5
  • November 9, 2021
    Session 6
  • November 23, 2021
    Session 7
  • December 7, 2021
    Session 8

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 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
  • Financing Your Growth
  • Marketing and Understanding your Market
  • Financial Analysis
  • Human Resources
  • Protecting your Creation
  • Technology
  • Exit Strategy & Succession Planning                        

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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