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 Tampa Bay Small Business Executive Program! Class II of the Tampa Bay SBEP will run from August through December. All of the following sessions are mandatory attendance, and each selected applicant must confirm their ability to attend all sessions before formal acceptance into the program.
Applications for Class III of the Tampa Bay SBEP are now open. Fill out our Tampa Bay Request for Assistance Form if you have any questions, or follow us on social media to receive updates. Thank you for committing to work "on" your business.
Spring 2020 TAMPA BAY PROGRAM Schedule
|January 20, 2020||Application Deadline|
|January 27, 2020||Acceptance Notification Date|
|February 10, 2020||Opening Reception|
|February 11, 2020||Session 1|
|February 25, 2020||Session 2|
|March 10, 2020||Session 3|
|March 24, 2020||Session 4|
|April 7, 2020||Session 5|
|April 21, 2020||Session 6|
|May 5, 2020||Session 7|
|May 19, 2020||Session 8|
|May 21, 2020||Closing Reception|
- August 7, 2019
- August 12, 2019
Acceptance Notification Date
- August 26, 2019
- August 27, 2019
- September 10, 2019
- September 24, 2019
- October 8, 2019
- October 22, 2019
- November 5, 2019
- November 19, 2019
- December 3, 2019
- December 5, 2019
What You Can Expect
Presented over three months, the 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 owners and members of the Jim Moran Institute’s network for advice and support.
What the Program Covers
The SBEP is focused on corporate growth 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 including:
- Business Model Canvas
- Strategic Planning
- Financing Your Growth
- Marketing and Understanding your Market
- Financial Analysis
- Human Resources
- Protecting your Creation
- Exit Strategy & Succession Planning
For more information, contact:
Shane Smith, Ph.D, Central Florida Director
Jim Moran Institute For Global Entrepreneurship
Florida State University College of Business
2101 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
“The Jim Moran Institute's program was educational, challenging, and customized to my business needs and interests. The staff and speakers made this an invaluable experience for my professional growth and that of my business. I am so appreciative of their efforts.”
UltraShred Technologies, Inc.