Closing Ceremony Held For Tallahassee SBEP Class VIII

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s North Florida Operations held a closing ceremony at Florida State University’s Jim Moran Building last Wednesday evening to celebrate the graduation of its eighth Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) class in Tallahassee.

“We are thrilled to commemorate another group of small business owners and CEOs that have completed SBEP training,” said Mike Campbell, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s North Florida Operations. “The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship has now trained more than 170 business owners in Tallahassee to help them realize their company’s potential and seize opportunities, and we are looking forward to provide the same opportunity to many more.”

The four-month program began in March and ran through June 20. Participating businesses were based in a variety of industries including legal, engineering, finance, food service, healthcare, marketing, management, and consulting. While participants were primarily based in Tallahassee, others came from throughout Florida including the cities of Havana and Panama City.

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, a global standard used by millions of people in companies of all sizes, emerge as stronger leaders, ready to capitalize on business opportunities, Campbell says.

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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.