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Multi-Unit Franchising on the Rise

By Godfrey Legal |

In the past, franchises may have owned one or two franchises of a popular business. Nowadays, companies are owning dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of businesses. There are currently more than 420,000 franchised units owned by 234,000 franchisees. This means multi-unit operators are shaping the future of franchising, controlling more than 50% of all… Read More »

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Business is Booming in the U.S.

By Godfrey Legal |

It’s been four years already since COVID took over the United States and pretty much the world. The economy went through some tough times as businesses shut down and Americans were forced to social distance. In 2024, things are looking up. Failing businesses were the norm for the past few years, but that trend… Read More »

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How to Build Credit as a Sole Proprietorship

By Godfrey Legal |

A sole proprietorship is the easiest and fastest way to start and run a small business in the United States. It’s also the most common type of business formation, with a large majority of businesses run this way. However, getting money is not easy, and small businesses need a lot of money. Business owners… Read More »

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COVID Brought New Businesses, Challenges to Florida

By Godfrey Legal |

The COVID pandemic caused a lot of damage to the economy in the United States, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of entrepreneurs in Florida. Between January 2021 and January 2022, Florida led the country in new businesses, accounting for nearly 12% of them. More than two years later, not many of them are… Read More »

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Why Growing an E-Commerce Business is So Hard

By Godfrey Legal |

If you want to be your own boss, like many Americans, then you probably want a sole proprietorship. If you don’t have a business partner, then this is the easiest business structure to maintain. Many sole proprietorships get into the e-commerce business. While it’s important for a small business to have its own website… Read More »

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What 2024 Will Bring for Commercial Real Estate in Florida?

By Godfrey Legal |

Since COVID hit the United States, demand for commercial real estate has gone down tremendously. One exception is Florida. Florida has been a bright spot for the real estate market in general. The Sunshine State attracts many people due to its beautiful beaches and no income tax. Hundreds of thousands of people move there… Read More »

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Getting a Loan for Your Startup

By Godfrey Legal |

Want to own your own business? Many people do, but a large majority of businesses don’t survive past the first year. The reason for this is one word: money. Businesses are not cheap to run. You have operating expenses and overhead to consider, such as payroll, taxes, insurance, and more. Your business could easily… Read More »

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How Businesses Are Getting Around Non-Compete Agreements

By Godfrey Legal |

In the past few years, lawmakers have taken action regarding non-compete agreements, calling them unfair. Indeed they can be, limiting workers’ options and pay. Non-compete agreements often force workers to move or even change fields in order to get a decent job. States such as  California, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Oklahoma have banned… Read More »

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New Business Regulations for 2024

By Godfrey Legal |

Whether you own a small business or a large corporation, there’s one thing you always need to do: follow the law. Laws are in place to protect businesses, provide a safe work environment, and ensure that employees are treated fairly. When businesses intentionally do not follow the laws, they are not looked at favorably…. Read More »

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Corporate Transparency Act

By Godfrey Legal |

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) went into effect on January 1, 2024. If you own a small business, you’ll want to take note, as this new law will likely affect you. Make sure you understand all the intricacies involved and how your business will be impacted. Otherwise, you could incur criminal or civil penalties…. Read More »

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