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When Non-Disclosure Agreements Protect Criminals

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Many Florida residents have likely heard about the sexual assault charges about film producer Harvey Weinstein. Dozens of actresses have recently spoken about how Weinstein would lure them to parties and hotel rooms and have sex with them. Many of the incidents happened years ago, but the women involved have kept quiet until now…. Read More »

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Should You Buy an Existing Business?

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If you’re tired of the corporate world or sick or your commute, boss or co-workers, you may have contemplated running your own business. After all, if you are the boss, you have no one to boss you around. You are in control of your business’ success. However, coming up with a profitable business idea… Read More »

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What to Know About Retail Leases

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Retail leases are often a mystery to new entrepreneurs. Before looking for the perfect retail space, the first thing is to find out how much you can afford. A lease payment can vary from 3 percent to 10 percent of gross monthly sales. Appliance and electronics stores tend to charge the least, at around… Read More »

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Why Are Business Start-Ups Declining?

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It used to be that everyone wanted to start their own business so they could be their own boss. However, once the Great Recession hit in late 2007, people have been backing off. In fact, in the United States, the creation of new businesses has almost reached a 40-year low. Since the late 1970s,… Read More »

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What Does the Ideal Confidentiality Agreement Look Like?

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Many companies use confidentiality agreements to protect important information. They have new employees sign these documents in order to keep information safe and secure. With the right protections in place, companies can hire employees and vendors without fear. However, if the agreement is drafted improperly, it offers little to no legal protections. Confidentiality agreements… Read More »

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The Importance of Weather in Construction Contracts

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All construction projects require a solid contract outlining all the specifics of the building process. Florida contractors tend to be a little too optimistic when creating construction contracts. They promise to get projects done as soon as possible, but rarely account for weather conditions. Not only is there heat to contend with, but also… Read More »

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What to Know Before Signing a Commercial Lease

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Finding the right location for your business is an exciting step. The right office space can transform your business and make it more successful than ever. Most business owners don’t buy an office space, though. They rent it on a monthly or annual basis through a commercial lease. Maybe you signed a lease before,… Read More »

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Obtaining a Liquor License in Florida

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Orlando residents and tourists alike like to get out and have fun. This means alcohol is a big draw for Florida restaurants and clubs. As such, many business owners look to invest in a liquor license. Depending on the type of alcohol you plan to have at your place of business, a license allows… Read More »

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Three Florida Airports Embroiled in Intellectual Property Squabble

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Wouldn’t you be confused if you came across three airports that all had the same word as part of their name? If your friend told you to pick her up at the Orlando International Airport, could you be sure you arrived at the right one? Three airports in the Orlando area have similar names… Read More »

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Buying or Selling a Business? How a Letter of Intent Can Help

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If you’re considering buying or selling a business or piece of land, you likely have a lot on your mind. A deal of this caliber requires a lot of forethought. There may be hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars at stake. Making a wrong move by not making sure everything is agreed… Read More »

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