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The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship Means Business

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University’s College of Business problem-solving and collaboration.

By Livability on September 29, 2021

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University's College of Business
Courtesy of Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship

It’s no secret that this past year has presented many challenges for small business and nonprofit leaders alike. But it’s also shown the true resilience of the business community if you ask one advocate. 

For this reason, Jennifer Kovach, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations, is bullish on the future.

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of Florida State University’s College of Business, is committed to being of service to entrepreneurs.

 This commitment means they have touched the lives of thousands of regional entrepreneurs – and counting. 

According to Kovach, two initiatives in particular – the Small Business Executive Program and the Nonprofit Executive Program – are reaching South Florida’s topleaders in impactful ways. 

You could say they shift the focus from working in your business to working on it. 

“The idea is, that when you’re leading your business, you’re usually very busy, and you’re typically not finding a lot of time to break away and plan for the future,” she explains. “These no-cost programs help you strategically plan and find that time to consider next steps.”

Traci Lynn Burton, a graduate of the 2021 Small Business Executive Program, is among those who found encouragement and motivation. The founder and CEO of Traci Lynn Jewelz, says it was the wake-up call she needed. 

“I have been a successful entrepreneur for many years, and many of the sessions, led by top-notch speakers, exposed me to concepts I never learned or needed to hear again,” she says. 

Nick Boariu, cofounder of Clothes Bin franchise and graduate of the 2019 Small Business Executive Program, feels the same way.

“Along with the new ideas for my business, I really enjoyed the comradery built with the other participants,” he adds …“and the feedback from entrepreneurs going through similar situations.”

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