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Applications open for entrepreneurship sessions in South Florida

File Photo: Jan and Jim Moran. Automotive legend and philanthropist Jim Moran, who died in 2007 at the age of 88, dedicated his energy and focus to building greater opportunity for business owners. That legacy continues with entrepreneurship programs for business owners and students.
File Photo: Jan and Jim Moran. Businessman and philanthropist Jim Moran, who died in 2007, focused on building greater opportunity for business owners. That legacy continues with the entrepreneurship programs he's made possible through FSU.

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University’s College of Business is accepting applications through Sept. 30 for its Small Business Executive Program and Nonprofit Executive Program in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The Small Business Executive Program, offered at no cost to participants, provides valuable training to leaders of small businesses. Executives will receive a world-class learning experience that equips them with strategies to turn challenges into strategic advantages. Some of South Florida’s most accomplished entrepreneurship experts, business consultants and leaders will offer their expertise in training sessions.

The Nonprofit Executive Program is also free. It’s designed to work specifically with nonprofit executives to teach them valuable skills on assessing an organization, recognizing and acting on opportunities and managing daily operations. In addition, the program creates a continuing partnership with the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. Participants can rely on that network of experts for advice and support.

To apply, visit jimmoraninstitute.org and click on “Programs.” The sessions are open to executives who have been actively operating a business or nonprofit organization that’s been in existence at least three years and has three or more employees. Both programs are offered twice a year; 25 applicants are accepted per session.

The Broward Spring 2018 SBEP and NPEP will kick off with an orientation and opening reception Jan. 22. The SBEP’s first training session will start the following day and the NPEP will begin Jan. 24. Each program provides nine sessions. They will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various Broward County locations every other week through May 15.

The Palm Beach Spring 2018 SBEP will start with an orientation and opening reception Jan. 24. The first of nine training sessions will begin the following day. Each session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations in Palm Beach County every other Thursday through May 17.

The Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations has served more than 300 business owners and nonprofit CEOs since 2013. Both programs award a certificate to graduates and encourage them to form peer roundtables. Participants are also invited to workshops, conferences and other events hosted by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship.

For more information about the Small Business Executive Program, Nonprofit Executive Program and the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations, contact Courtney Mickens at cmickens@JimMoranInstitute.fsu.edu, (954) 399-2849, or visit jimmoraninstitute.org.

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About the Jim Moran Institute
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 started his business career in Chicago selling soda pop at sandlot baseball diamonds at the age of seven and went on to become one of America’s most 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 to help others become successful entrepreneurs. Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.

About South Florida Operations
The Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations was established in 2009 and serves the community through the Advice Straight Up Expert Speaker Series, CEO roundtables, annual Business & Leadership Conference, Nonprofit Executive Program and the Small Business Executive Program. Providing executive education and leveraging the resources of the Jim Moran Institute, South Florida Operations helps its clients’ businesses — and the region’s economy — grow and prosper.

South Florida Operations focuses on assisting CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents’ small businesses and nonprofit organizations with a minimum of three employees who have been in business for over three years for little to no cost.