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Elements of a Business Contract

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If you are an individual or small business offering goods or services to a client or company, then you will want to have a contract in place. You do not want to simply have a verbal agreement to do something. When this happens, one party always ends up forgetting their responsibilities or even refusing… Read More »


Most Business Startups Fail—Will Yours?

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Many people have ideas for making money. They may decide to start a business so they can sell products and services that appeal to a large population. While starting a business can be an exciting venture, it is also one that requires a lot of hard work, patience and, well, money. Let’s face it,… Read More »


Historic Building in Orlando to Be Renovated Into Retail, Restaurant Space

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Many older buildings are often repurposed and turned into businesses that attract new people into the area. Some of these are historic buildings and in order to be redeveloped, there needs to be approval from the city council or other local agencies. Commercial and retail leasing is alive and well in large cities all… Read More »


What Should be Included in a Letter of Intent?

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Buying or selling a business is a huge step for any person. Such a transaction can be huge, costing hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Once you buy a business, there’s no turning back. Once the paperwork is finalized, you can’t change your mind. That’s why those involved in business transactions should… Read More »


Liquor Licenses in Florida

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If you own a business in Florida, you may be considering selling alcohol. Restaurant, hotels, country clubs, airports, bowling alleys, cruise ships, theaters and even hospitals can sell alcohol as long as they have the appropriate liquor license. If you plan to sell liquor, beer or wine in Florida, you need a state issued… Read More »


Understanding Copyright and Trademark Laws

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When a company thinks about its assets, its physical assets, such as property, equipment and vehicles, may be the first things that come to mind. However, a business should not overlook its intellectual assets. Intellectual assets can include a variety of things. They may include documents that show processes. They could also include artistic… Read More »


Former Assistant for Mariah Carey Sued for Violating Non-Disclosure Agreement

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If you’ve ever been asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement, you may think nothing of it. After all, what could actually happen if you don’t abide by it? Well, you could be sued. This is what is happening to a former assistant for pop superstar Mariah Carey. Carey is suing the woman, who was… Read More »


Sole Proprietorship vs. LLC: Which Should You Choose for Your Company?

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You’ve decided to move forward with your home-based business. Maybe you plan to sell food or gifts. Perhaps you will sell services, such as construction work or writing services. If you are the only one who owns the business, then your first thought may be to go the sole proprietorship route. It’s inexpensive and… Read More »


Florida Brewing Company Sues Another Over Similar Packaging

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Trademark and copyright infringement are issues that many businesses face. Even if they sell a product that is obviously different from a competitor, they can be sued over their marketing strategies. Using packaging that is similar to that of a competitor can be grounds for a lawsuit. Entrepreneurs want to protect their products and… Read More »


Commercial Retail Leasing Strong in South Florida

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Brick and mortar stores often cannot compete with the convenience and pricing of online retailers. As a result, even many top retailers have had to close down in recent years. A dozen retailers went bankrupt in 2018, including Mattress Firm, Rockport, Brookstone, Nine West and Claire’s. However, this has not stopped commercial retail leasing… Read More »

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