October 25, 2014

Government/Politics & Law

Strong-Mayor Ruling

A state appeals court has ruled that a controversial plan to shift many powers from the county commission to the mayor's office can go before voters, perhaps as early as this fall. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Higher Ambitions

With nine of 19 Jacksonville City Council members unable to seek reelection because of term limits, some are already making plans to graduate to the state Legislature. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Studying Civics

Last year, a poll conducted by the Florida Bar revealed that many Floridians don't understand some basic principles of America's democratic system of government. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Soaring Salaries

Holland & Knight has hiked salaries in its Florida offices to some of the highest in the Southeastern U.S. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Data Morsels

The notion that e-mails and other forms of electronic communication are less than private is still not firmly established in the corner offices of corporate America: Recent cases involving Morgan Stanley and KPMG show that many executives and professional Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Bland Office -- Not-So-Bland Candidates

How could a campaign for something as bland as chief financial officer be nasty or even important? Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Final Frontier

Growth is coming to Florida's heartland. Who gets to say where it goes and how? Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

The IRS

Your accountant will probably handle most of the details, but it's still wise to keep abreast of changes in federal and state tax requirements that can have a big impact on your business. 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. The following guide will help you obtain the type of information you need in the most expedient manner. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

The Law On Campus

Frank Marley III on faculty at FAU; Stetson Law Review and the Terri Schiavo case. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Forms, Permits & Licenses

Federal, state and local governments each require separate business documents. Here's an easy guide. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Labor Law: What You Should Know

When a business grows beyond a single employee, the owner must comply with labor laws Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

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

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

Government Contracting

A web-based system manages all state agency spending. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Corporations

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

Partnerships

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

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