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Day 2 Highlights: 2018 Small Business Leadership Conference

Day 2 of our 2018 Small Business Leadership Conference saw our attendees enjoying keynote presentations from Dr. Tommy Karam, senior instructor in the department of marketing at Louisiana State University and Mk Haley, Walt Disney Company Imagineer and entrepreneur-in-residence at the FSU Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship.

You can view a small photo gallery of yesterday’s events here.

Breakout workshops throughout the day gave attendees the opportunity to work in smaller groups where they could focus on more specific topics that pertain to their business needs.


Our final keynote presentation of the day was a fast-paced, Ted Talk style session titled Hot Mic and featured three speakers who presented topics from each area of their expertise. Speakers included Anthony M. Butler, senior international director of E3 Business Group; Kristal Caron, owner and managing partner of CN Sports Group; and Jeff Piersall, founder and CEO of SCB Marketing.

The day concluded with a food truck networking reception sponsored by JPMorgan Chase and Co. where attendees savored a BBQ buffet and built relationships with their fellow participants.  

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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.