Published On: Thu, Apr 2nd, 2020

Jim Moran Institute Extends Application Deadline for Small Business and Nonprofit Executive Programs to May 15

Boca Raton, FL — The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in the Florida State University College of Business, has extended the application deadline for its Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP) to Friday, May 15. Held in Broward and Palm Beach counties and offered at no cost to participants, the programs are funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and Jim and Jan Moran.

“Operating a small business or nonprofit is stressful enough on top of the new challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jennifer Kovach, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations. “We want to help companies navigate through the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

The programs consist of nine sessions, each focusing on a specific aspect of growing and managing a business or nonprofit organization. Starting in July and running through November, the sessions will be held once every other week from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Applicants must be actively involved in running a business, be a key decision-maker and their company must have been established for at least three years and have five or more employees (or volunteers if the company is a nonprofit). The SBEP will be offered in both Broward and Palm Beach counties, while the NPEP will be offered in Palm Beach County.*

“For me, the most beneficial part of the program was hearing how different business owners have faced their challenges,” said Roxana Scaffidi, CEO of Florida Accounting & Advisors and graduate of the SBEP. “I was able to use the wisdom and tips they shared and put them in practice in my own company.”

The executive programs are designed for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, presidents and executive directors of small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Graduates emerge with the skills and training needed to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Participants represent a variety of industries, including construction, technology, healthcare, fashion and law.

“Last year we celebrated our 10th anniversary in South Florida, and we are honored to have been a part of the leadership journeys of so many wonderful leaders,” Kovach noted. “Now more than ever, we are thankful for the opportunity to continue working with local entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives to support South Florida’s business community during their time of need, and beyond this crisis.”

Program graduates receive a certificate and have the opportunity to be a part of an ongoing peer roundtable. They are also encouraged to participate in workshops, conferences and other Jim Moran Institute events. Since 2009, the South Florida team has guided and graduated 26 classes through its executive programs.

To apply for the executive programs, visit For more information or to learn more about the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida programs, contact [email protected], call 954-546-2735 or visit

* Locations, dates and times are subject to change. If further social distancing regulations occur, we are prepared for multiple scenarios in order to give participants the opportunity to take part in the program. These may include moving to an online format and/or rescheduling sessions to later months.

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 7, 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

About the South Florida Operations
The Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations office serves entrepreneurs, business owners and nonprofit leaders in the South Florida community through multiple programs designed to take advantage of local resources. Providing executive education and leveraging the resources of the Jim Moran Institute, the South Florida Operations helps its clients’ businesses – and the region’s economy – grow and prosper.
With offices based in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, South Florida Operations’ services are for for-profit and nonprofit businesses and are geared toward CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents whose companies have been established for at least three years and have five or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.

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