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Make Sure Your Startup Has the Right Technology

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Many Florida entrepreneurs are looking to start new businesses in the Sunshine State. In fact, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area ranks #1 for startup activity. However, when it comes to growing and sustaining a business, Florida is much further down the list. Keeping a business startup afloat is no easy task. There is immense competition,… Read More »


Should You Sell Your Business to an Employee?

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When it’s time to let go of your business, you will be on the search for a buyer who will give you what you think your company is worth. Very rarely do business owners look from within to secure a buyer. Should you consider selling your business to an employee? It’s not common for… Read More »


Florida Court Decides Who Can Use Commodores Name

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Being a member of a popular band is not all fun and games. When a band becomes popular disagreements tend to arise. Some members leave the band and then try to make money from the band’s success. This was the case for members of the 1970s funk band the Commodores. Several members of the… Read More »


Lennar Corp. to Merge With CalAtlantic Group

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Florida’s largest homebuilder is about to get even larger. Lennar Corp., which is currently the largest builder in Florida and the second-largest one in the United States, is in the process of buying out CalAtlantic Group, which is based in Virginia. The transaction is expected to close sometime in February. The merger will make… Read More »


How to Avoid Legal Trouble When Taking on a Second Job

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Times are tough, and many people are taking on not just one job, but two, three or even more, just to make ends meet. While you might not see a problem with this, your employer may think otherwise. Businesses are concerned nowadays with employees taking confidential information and sharing it with other companies. This… Read More »


Florida Biotech Startup Raises $55 Million

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Business startups are known for raising millions of dollars, but the amount of money brought in by a Florida biotech company is unusual. Expansion Therapeutics Inc.—a company created at Scripps Florida—has raised $55.3 million from venture capitalists. This is a large amount considering that the biotech industry in Florida raised just $34 million altogether… Read More »


Retail Leasing Reinventing Itself in Florida

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Retail leasing has changed in the past decade, with brick and mortar stores going by the wayside. The focus is now on online shopping thanks to its convenience and competitive pricing. Instead of filling spaces with retailers, shopping centers are now focusing on wooing services. Barber shops, gyms and restaurants are more likely to… Read More »


First Citizens Bank Expanding to Florida Through Merger

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Two banks—one from Florida and one from North Carolina—have recently decided to merge. The chairmen and chief executive officers of First Citizens Bank and HomeBancorp recently made the announcement that the two companies signed a merger agreement. According to the agreement, North Carolina-based First Citizens Bank will be acquiring HomeBancorp, which is headquartered in… Read More »


Adidas and Art Basel Settle Trademark Infringement Suit

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One of the most important rules in the realm of entrepreneurship is that you cannot use the name of another person or entity without their permission. This is because use of a trademark can cause confusion in the business world, and this can lead to negative consequences, such as loss of revenue and reputation… Read More »


Florida Supreme Court Releases Landmark Opinion Regarding Non-Compete Agreements

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Are you a Florida business owner who requires employees to sign non-compete agreements? If so, take note of the recent landmark opinion from the Florida Supreme Court. The opinion addresses two separate appeals and interprets the state’s laws when it comes to non-compete agreements. Florida’s law covers restrictive covenants as a whole, which include… Read More »

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