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Ignite Strategic Growth at the
Small Business Leadership Conference

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, are pleased to host the 2019 Small Business Leadership Conference.

Held June 26 - 28, 2019 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, the Small Business Leadership Conference is the premier professional development and networking opportunity for small business owners, managers, executives, economic and community development leaders, and nonprofits in Florida and beyond.

The conference will provide an opportunity for attendees to share innovative ideas, best practices, and learn vital information to bolster their professional development and ignite strategic growth.


become a speaker

We are looking for successful business experts to present on a variety of topics including business management, business resiliency, financing, market growth, marketing and nonprofit management.



The Jim Moran Institute and Florida SBDC Network are pleased to offer businesses an opportunity to support the Small Business Leadership Conference. Click below to learn more about onsite advertising.

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Keynote Speakers

Learn from the very best

Learn firsthand from industry experts what strategies are working and where you should focus your efforts. Prepare to have your perspective shifted and your assumptions challenged from our world-class keynote speakers.

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Breakout Workshops

hear from industry leaders

Experienced and successful business experts will present on a variety of topics including business management, business resiliency, financing, market growth, marketing and nonprofit management.

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Take your business further

Connect with entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs, top-level industry executives, nonprofit directors, managers, developers, partners, advertisers, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, investors and more in a friendly business environment.

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Awards & Competitions

recognizing excellence

Throughout the 2019 Small Business Leadership Conference there will be opportunities for attendees to be recognized for their accomplishments and compete to earn prizes, media placements, a hotel giveaway and more. More information will be available soon.

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

We’re thrilled to hold the SBL Conference in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Known as the “City Beautiful,” Orlando boasts seven world-renowned theme parks and attracts more than 70 million visitors a year. Also home to world-class dining, entertainment, shopping, unique nature experiences, a burgeoning tech, aviation, aerospace, and software industry, and more, Orlando truly has something for everyone.

The SBL Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes. Located only minutes from Orlando’s theme parks, the resort offers luxurious amenities, tropical landscaping, a lazy river, par-72 golf course, fine dining, and more

Resort Highlights:

Outdoor Heated Pool with Lazy River

The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club featuring an 18-hole par-72 Greg Norman Golf Course

The Ritz Carlton Spa featuring a 6,000 square foot fitness center

Original restaurant concepts featuring true farm-to-table dining



Join us for the best conference you'll attend all year.
We hope to see you there!