JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University is launching operations in Jacksonville, Fla., to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurs through world-class education, and help them overcome the increasingly complex challenges of owning and operating a small business.

“We are thrilled to bring our programs to Jacksonville to enhance small business operations,” said Mike Campbell, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s North Florida Operations. “We will provide entrepreneurs in Jacksonville the education and expertise required to help grow their business, along with collaborating with other entrepreneur resources in the area.”

The Jim Moran Institute will begin its Jacksonville offerings with its flagship Small Business Executive Program (SBEP), for which it is currently taking applications until Oct. 21. Those interested should visit www.jmi.fsu.edu and click on Programs to apply. Businesses that have been operating for more than three years and have three or more employees are eligible to apply. Twenty-five, non-competing applicants will be accepted into the program, which will be presented over a four-month period, with each session taking place once a month for four hours. The first session starts Nov. 8 and runs through Feb. 7, 2017.

The SBEP was designed with for-profit businesses in mind and created to be a world-class learning experience that accommodates the busy schedule of small business owners. Business owners modeling their business using the business model canvas emerge as stronger leaders, ready to capitalize on business opportunities.

The Jim Moran Institute will also launch its second program, the Non-Profit Executive Program (NPEP) in collaboration with the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida in 2017.

To learn more about the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship’s North Florida Operations, including other programs and events, contact Mike Campbell at mscampbell@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu or visit www.jmi.fsu.edu.

About the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship 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 with additional support through the years. Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.

About the North Florida Operations The Jim Moran Institute’s North Florida Division serves established entrepreneurs and business owners in the North Florida community through executive education programs designed to take advantage of local resources. Providing executive education and leveraging the resources of the Jim Moran Institute, North Florida Operations helps its clients’ businesses – and the region’s economy – grow and prosper.

Based in Tallahassee, North Florida Operations services are for-profit and nonprofit businesses and are geared toward CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and presidents of small businesses whose companies have been established for at least three years with three or more employees. Services are provided for little to no cost.