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New Directions

Ask yourself these questions: Will your business have some advantage over existing firms? ... Who are your competitors? ... Do you have a product or service that is in demand? Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Choosing a Legal Structure

CHOOSE YOUR LEGAL STRUCTURE carefully. It will determine what kind of taxes you'll pay, who's liable financially and legally and what forms to file. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Keeping the Cash Flowing

The concept seems simple enough: Invoices go out, payments come in, and bills - salary, benefits, taxes, expenses, etc. - get paid. Yet poor cash flow management is a frequent problem at small businesses Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

5 Tips For Real Estate Decision Making

Count small business owners among Floridians who may not be cheering Florida's red-hot real estate boom. Apart from salaries, rent or mortgage payments often represent a business's largest - and most intractable - fixed cost Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

What They Didn't Tell Me

Amanda Harkins, Will Prather, Amanda Laudadio, Leigh Haller, William Perego, D. Travis Proctor, Nadia Lombardero, Natalie Padveen, Uri Minkoff, Tanya Stewart, DR. Dennis Lichorwic, Bridgette King Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Trademarks, Service Marks, Collective Marks, Certification Marks

A trademark or service mark may be registered with the Division of Corporations, providing the mark meets all requirements and complies with Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Your Success Is Our Top Priority

When I started a small business in Florida more than 20 years ago, I was fortunate to have the guidance and support of the state's vibrant business community Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006


A corporation is a legal entity, created by statute (i.e., the state) with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of a natural person. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Fictitious Names

A Fictitious Name Registration is required of individuals who do business under any name other than either their legal personal name or a properly registered corporate name Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Limited Liability Companies

Any entity that transacts business in Florida as a limited liability company is required by Florida Statutes to file Articles of Organization or an application for authorization with the Division and pay the filing fee Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006


Entities that transact business in Florida as Florida Limited Partnerships or Limited Liability Limited Partnerships are required by Florida Statutes to file a Certificate of Limited Partnership Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Information Services

Access to information filed with the Division of Corporations, blank forms and publications are available several ways and in a variety of formats. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

The Healthy Small Business Checkup

What does it take to be a creative, successful entrepreneur today? The Small Business Administration has dentified these traits. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Judgment Liens

A judgment lien securing the unpaid amount of any judgment may be acquired on a judgment debtor's interest in personal property in this state Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Business Aid

As it manufactures and packages high-speed drill systems used for skull and spinal surgery, The Anspach Effort must maintain a sterile environment in order to reduce post-surgical infection risks. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Perking Up

Progressive businesses try to offer a range of benefits and policies that help retain employees and make them more productive. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

Travel Smart and Save Money

For executive recruiter Bill Frank, managing partner of Stanton Chase in Boca Raton, cost-effective travel doesn't mean scrimping on quality. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2006

The Personal Touch

"If you look and act like a typical salesperson, people will treat you like a salesperson," says Kim Jones, a sales consultant with ProActive Training and Consulting, a West Palm Beach firm. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Battle of the Bundles

Telephone, cable and internet providers are in each other's pockets in a fast-changing race for Florida customers. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

Room Service

Even before the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center opened in Kissimmee, its creators were planning a technological tool they said would revolutionize the hotel experience for meetings and conventions. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

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