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Small Business Executive Program: Tampa Bay

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.

Spring 2020 TAMPA BAY PROGRAM Schedule

Date: Activity:
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
    Application Deadline
  • August 12, 2019
    Acceptance Notification Date
  • August 26, 2019
    Opening Reception
  • August 27, 2019
    Session 1
  • September 10, 2019
    Session 2
  • September 24, 2019
    Session 3
  • October 8, 2019
    Session 4
  • October 22, 2019
    Session 5
  • November 5, 2019
    Session 6
  • November 19, 2019
    Session 7
  • December 3, 2019
    Session 8
  • December 5, 2019
    Closing Reception

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
  • Technology
  • 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
Phone: 813-344-0789

“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.”
Margaret Meier
UltraShred Technologies, Inc.

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