• Pamela Starr

Day 1 Highlights: 2019 Small Business Leadership Conference

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Jim Moran Institute’s 9th annual Small Business Leadership Conference. Attendees joined us to kick off three days of learning and networking at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, FL. You can view a small photo gallery of yesterday's events here.

Pamela Starr, Google supported trainer, presented our opening keynote session where she spoke to attendees about using data to drive business growth. The presentation focused on interpreting real-time information about how customers are interacting with businesses online in order to make smarter decisions on how to reach key audiences.

Participants of Jim Moran Institute programs including the Small Business Executive Program, Nonprofit Executive Program, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV), Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F), Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Accelerate (EBV-Accelerate), CEO Peer2Peer, and Seminole 100 honorees were treated to a private alumni reception. Staff members shared the latest news and updates about the Jim Moran Institute and recognized members of the first SBEP class in Tampa Bay. The evening concluded with a welcome reception for all conference attendees.

Day 2 will begin with a panel discussion regarding the state of small business in Florida. The day’s agenda also includes keynote sessions from Mona Amodeo, founder and president of idgroup, and Nat Jones, financial director and treasurer of Limbitless Solutions. Breakout workshops will be held throughout the day.

You can join the conversation by following #SBLConference on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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 was an automotive pioneer and an entrepreneur at heart, who at the age of seven, sold soda pop at sandlot baseball games 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 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 jmi.fsu.edu.