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Internet Advertising: What You Need to Know

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Gone are the days of newspaper ads and flyers promoting businesses, products and services. Companies have shifted to the internet to get the word out. Websites and social media marketing are helping companies gain popularity in no time.  While advertising is now primarily online, the rules have not changed. False advertising is still a… Read More »


What to Know When Considering a Business Lease

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Many companies consider business leases for various reasons. Maybe they are in need of space for a brand-new business. Perhaps they need extra room for equipment and materials. With many companies going the route of telecommuting, many invest in co-working space for employees to cut costs. Business leases, however, are all different. No matter… Read More »


Why Are Foreign Investors Interested in U.S. Commercial Real Estate?

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Despite the housing crash in 2008 and subsequent recession, real estate has typically been a fairly hot investment in the United States. Commercial real estate is especially hot among foreign investors. People from Europe, Asia and the Caribbean clamor for properties in the metropolitan areas such as Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New… Read More »


What Should You Know Before Taking Over a Business?

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Many Florida residents dream of owning their own business. However, coming with up a profitable idea and starting a company from the ground up requires a lot of time and patience. In addition, there are numerous start-up costs involved. This does not mean that won’t succeed as an entrepreneur, however. There is the option… Read More »


Do You Need a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

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Nowadays, technology and trade secrets are big factors in businesses. It seems as though every company has special processes and materials used to create their goods and services. Nobody wants to fall prey to competitors. It is already commonplace to see smaller companies trying to knock off clothing, handbags and other products in order… Read More »


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 »

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