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Small Business Executive Program: Palm Beach County

Business Matters. It’s Time to Start Working ON Your Business and Put Business First!

Created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates the busy schedule of small business owners, the Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) is ideal for CEOs, entrepreneurs, presidents of small businesses, and immediate successors of businesses. You will emerge a stronger leader ready to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management, and turn challenges into a strategic advantage.

Thanks to our supporters, this program is being offered at no cost to the accepted participants. 

Application & Schedule

Thank you for your interest in the Palm Beach County Small Business Executive Program! Applications for our Spring 2019 Class are now closed. You can find the class schedule below. If you have questions, or are interested in becoming a volunteer or speaker for the program, please contact our South Florida office.

Applications for our upcoming Fall 2019 Class will be available January 7, 2019. The deadline to apply will be March 31, 2019.



Date: Activity:
October 31, 2018 Deadline To Apply To Participate
November 30, 2018 Notice of Application Acceptance Status
January 30, 2019 Orientation / Opening Ceremony
January 31, 2019 Session 1
February 14, 2019 Session 2
February 28, 2019 Session 3
March 14, 2019 Session 4
March 28, 2019 Session 5
April 11, 2019 Session 6
April 25, 2019 Session 7
May 9, 2019 Session 8
May 23, 2019 Session 9 / Closing Ceremony

What You Can Expect

Presented over four months, the engaged, content specific sessions take place once every other week for a total of 40 contact hours. The Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) is designed to take into account your demanding schedule while enabling you to assess your company’s position, develop long-term strategies, create practical action plans and connect with fellow business leaders and members of the Jim Moran Institute’s network for advice and support.

What the Program Covers

SBEP is focused on corporate growth, leadership expertise, and financial success, it is an unparalleled opportunity to enhance your business skills, innovate with other talented small business owners, and prepare for the new challenges that lie ahead. Whether you seek a more global perspective, better ways to seize opportunities, or greater insight into managing day-to-day operations, the SBEP can help you realize your company’s potential—and your own. While examining business fundamentals, strategies and best practices from the perspective of a business leader and owner, you will explore a broad range of topics— finance, marketing, sales alignment, and leadership.

Community Partners

Since 2011, enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation. Additional support for the Palm Beach County Executive Programs has been provided by the following organizations:

Association of QuickBooks Technologists Bennett Intellectual Property Broward SCORE Carolyn Sims Center
Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Contemporary Living Furniture Store D&M Consulting Services, LLC Florida Atlantic University College of Business
InMotion PC IRL Enterprises, Inc. LaRita Jarvis & Co. L.B. Limited & Associates
Panera Bread Palm Beach Habilitation Center Palm Beach State College Prediq Media
Procurement Technical Assistance Center Research Park at Florida Atlantic University SLPowers South Palm Beach SCORE
SunTrust Tripp Scott Ultimate Image Coach Urban League of Palm Beach County

For more information, contact:

Courtney Mickens, Coordinator, South Florida Operations
Jim Moran Institute For Global Entrepreneurship
Florida State University College of Business
1401 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 304, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-399-2849

“I would highly recommend the Small Business Executive Program, primarily to new business owners. I really liked the speakers and also meeting the Jim Moran Institute staff and other executives in the program.”
Denise Righetti
Savor Our City

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