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Boomerang Effect Causing Commercial Real Estate Growth

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Commercial real estate transactions declined during the past few years as COVID ravaged the nation. Employees were forced to quarantine and work from home, making office space unnecessary, especially for smaller companies. That has changed. COVID cases are on the decline and job openings are at a record high, since millions of people quit… Read More »


Non-Compete Agreements For Physicians

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For employees, the term “non-compete agreement” is often seen as a bad word. A non-compete agreement is a clause that states that an employee will not be allowed to take a similar position with another party. In essence, these legal documents prohibit workers from leaving a company to take up employment with a competitor… Read More »


Florida Leads The Country In Business Startups

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Despite the various effects of the coronavirus pandemic, business is starting to boom. People are quitting their jobs at record high rates and becoming their own bosses. While businesses are forming all across the United States, Florida is leading the way. Between January 2021 and January 2022, there were close to 6 million applications… Read More »


Can You Change Your Sole Proprietorship Into A Partnership?

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When you first started your business, a sole proprietorship may have been the best option. You were running the business on your own and a sole proprietorship was the easiest setup. However, years later, your business is growing. You can’t do it all on your own anymore and you’re thinking about bringing in a… Read More »


Understanding Breach Of Contract

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You may find it strange to have to sign contracts for various reasons, but as you begin your business, you’ll start to see why. Business contracts are needed for legal reasons. Without a contract in place, one party could renege on their obligations and this could be costly. But even when there is a… Read More »


Choosing The Best Structure For A Merger Or Acquisition

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Merging or acquiring a company can be beneficial in many ways. For example, they can give a company a competitive edge in the market. They can also provide access to new resources and talent. While structuring a deal for a merger or acquisition can be exciting, it can also be complicated. There are several… Read More »


How To Turn A Startup Into A Thriving Business

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It seems like everyone wants to be their own boss and have their own business startup. However, owning your own business is not an easy venture. It’s not for the faint at heart. You may have a good idea, but does your business have what it takes to be successful? Not many do. Statistics… Read More »


What To Do When There Is A Breach of Contract

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Running a business is not all fun and games. There are a lot of elements involved and one thing you need to be concerned about is your contracts. Contracts are legally binding but there will likely be instances where you or another party cannot fulfill your obligations. Maybe there are financial or weather-related issues… Read More »


Selling Products Online

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Want to sell a product? Today, it’s easier than ever. The internet has opened up so many doors for inventors and entrepreneurs looking to make money. But it’s not as easy as just posting product descriptions and photos on a random website. You need to have a plan in place. There are several ways… Read More »


Rise In Microfranchising

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When you think of franchises, popular fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s and Taco Bell come to mind. However, not all franchises have to be large, well-known companies. Smaller franchises, called microfranchises, are gaining in popularity. Microfranchising began in less-developed countries to help pull residents out of poverty. In a nutshell, it involved selling… Read More »

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