Jim Moran Institute opens applications for small business executive program

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University’s College of Business is continuing its tradition of educating the area’s business and nonprofit leaders.

The institute is currently accepting applications for its fall 2021 Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP).

Funded by The Jim Moran Foundation, the free programs give graduates skills and training necessary to “capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management and turn challenges into strategic advantage,” according to a release. The programs are open to business owners, presidents, executive directors, CEO and entrepreneurs in several industries.

“This past year has presented many challenges for small business and nonprofit leaders, but it has also shown the true resilience of our business community,” said Jennifer Kovach, director of the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations, in the release. “As we enter a new year, we look forward to the opportunity to connect with more local leaders and help guide them through these obstacles while uncovering new opportunities.”

Applicants must be an owner or a key decision-maker in a business that is at least three years old and has five or more employees or volunteers (in a nonprofit).

The programs run from July to November with nine sessions held every other week from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. online or in an accommodated way to allow for social distancing. The small business program is offered in both Broward and Palm Beach counties and the nonprofit program is offered in Palm Beach County.

“The most beneficial aspect for my business was finding out that I am not alone, and if we all just work together, we can achieve our goals,” said Carmen Miller, president and CEO of McKinley Insurance Services and an SBEP graduate.

Apply by clicking here. For more information on the Jim Moran Institute’s program, contact southflorida@jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu, call 954-546-2735 or visit jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu.

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Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.