SBEP Closing Ceremony Held In Jacksonville

May 12, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s North Florida Operations held a closing ceremony at the Aloft Hotel at Tapestry Park Tuesday evening to celebrate the graduation of its first Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) class in Jacksonville.

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to train 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, which is housed in the FSU College of Business. “We look forward to providing many more entrepreneurs in Jacksonville the education and expertise required to help enhance their business operations for years to come.”

The four-month program began in January and ran through Tuesday. Participating businesses included a variety from the construction and food service industries to healthcare to retail. While participants were primarily based in Jacksonville, others came from throughout the North Florida region including the cities of Neptune Beach and Fleming Island.  

The SBEP was designed with for-profit businesses in mind and created to help businesses work on their business. Business owners learn how to use the Business Model Canvas, a global standard used by millions of people in companies of all sizes to help them be more efficient, think differently, and help them grow and sustain their companies.

To apply for the next Small Business Executive Program taking place in July, or to learn more about the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s North Florida Operations programs, 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 Operations office serves established entrepreneurs and business owners in their respective communities 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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