Applications open for Jim Moran Institute for small business, nonprofit exec programs


The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in the Florida State University College of Business, is accepting applications for its Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP) held in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Offered at no cost to participants, the programs are funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and Jim and Jan Moran. The deadline to apply is March 31.

The programs consist of nine sessions, each focusing on a specific aspect of growing and managing a business or nonprofit organization. Starting in July and running through November, the sessions will be held once every other week from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Applicants must be actively involved in running a business, be a key decision-maker and their company must have been established for at least three years and have five or more employees (or volunteers if the company is a nonprofit). The SBEP will be offered in both Broward and Palm Beach counties, while the NPEP will be offered in Palm Beach County.

The executive programs are designed for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, presidents and executive directors of small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Graduates emerge with the skills and training needed to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Participants represent a variety of industries, including construction, technology, healthcare, fashion and law.

“Last year we celebrated our tenth anniversary in South Florida, and we are honored to have been a part of the leadership journeys of so many wonderful leaders,” said Jennifer Kovach, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations. “We are thrilled to continue working with local entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives to enhance South Florida’s vibrant business community.”

Program graduates receive a certificate and have the opportunity to be a part of an ongoing peer roundtable. They are also encouraged to participate in workshops, conferences and other Jim Moran Institute events. Since 2009, the South Florida team graduated 26 classes through its programs. To apply, visit