• Welcome Reception Photo

Day 1 Highlights: 2018 Small Business Leadership Conference

Yesterday marked the beginning of our 8th annual Small Business Leadership Conference. Attendees from around the country joined us to kick off three days of learning and networking. You can view a small photo gallery of yesterday's events here.

Participants of Jim Moran Institute programs including the Small Business Executive Program, Nonprofit Executive Program, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Families’, and Seminole 100 honorees were treated to a private alumni reception. The evening concluded with a welcome reception for our conference attendees.


Today’s agenda includes keynote sessions from Dr. Tommy Karam, senior instructor in the Department of Marketing and the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute at Louisiana State University, and Mk Haley, Disney imagineer and researcher and entrepreneur-in-residence at Florida State University. Breakout workshops will be held throughout the day.

You can join the conversation by following #JMISmallBizCon on Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to like our Facebook page in order to follow updates throughout the conference. 

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. For more information, visit www.jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu.