Jim Moran Institute Holds Opening Ceremony In Jacksonville Florida

Jan 19, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s North Florida Operations held an opening ceremony at The River Club in Jacksonville, Fl last week to celebrate their launch of operations in the region, and kick off the first class of their flagship Small Business Executive Program (SBEP).

“We are very excited to begin our first class in Jacksonville, and to begin training our first group of small business owners in helping them work ‘on’ their business,” said Mike Campbell, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s North Florida Operations. “We look forward to providing entrepreneurs in Jacksonville the education and expertise required to help enhance their business operations for years to come.”

Representatives from the Jim Moran Institute, Florida State University and past SBEP class members spoke to 25 participants selected for the inaugural Small Business Executive Program in Jacksonville. Ed Burr, president & CEO of GreenPointe Holdings and Chair of FSU’s Board of Trustees, also welcomed participants into the program while sharing a few words on what the Jim Moran Institute’s expansion into Jacksonville will mean for the city.

The inaugural Small Business Executive Program began last Tuesday, Jan. 10 and will run through April 11, 2017. The SBEP was designed with for-profit businesses in mind and created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates the busy schedule of small business owners. Business owners using the business model canvas emerge as stronger leaders, ready to capitalize on business opportunities.

The Jim Moran Institute will also launch its second program, the Non-Profit Executive Program (NPEP) in collaboration with the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida in 2017.

To learn more about the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s North Florida Operations, including other programs and events, contact Mike Campbell at or visit

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 seven, 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.

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About the North Florida Operations
The Jim Moran Institute’s North Florida Division serves established entrepreneurs and business owners in the North Florida community through executive education programs designed to take advantage of local resources. Providing executive education and leveraging the resources of the Jim Moran Institute, North Florida Operations helps its clients’ businesses – and the region’s economy – grow and prosper.

Based in Tallahassee, North Florida Operations services are 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 three or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.


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