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Women-Owned Sole Proprietorships on the Rise in Florida

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When it comes to working and making money, it’s no longer a man’s world. Statistics show that businesses created by women are on the rise across the country. Florida is no exception. Over the past year, women have started an average of 1,821 new businesses every day. Florida has seen the highest growth in… Read More »


Acquisition of Treadwell Simpson Partnership to Bolster Florida’s Medical Marijuana Market

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Medical marijuana is a growing industry in many states, and Florida is no exception. Last year, medical marijuana sales via dispensaries totaled up to $40 million. This year, that number is expected to reach as high as $235 million. Companies are looking to cash in on this profitability by engaging in mergers and acquisitions…. Read More »


Using Credit Cards for Funding a Startup

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One of the toughest parts about starting your own business is securing sufficient funding. In order to make money, you need to spend money. Many entrepreneurs spend tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars just to get their company up and running. To accomplish this goal, many apply for loans or secure funding… Read More »


Florida Printer Suing Tumbler Company for Disclosing Trade Secrets

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There is so much competition in the retail space today. Even some companies who work together may want to take each other’s secrets to make a profit. That is what a Florida company is claiming happened to them. Trinity Graphic, a printer from Manatee County, is suing drinkware company Tervis for breaking a non-disclosure… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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