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October 9, 2015

Government/Politics & Law

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


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

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


From the time of his first campaign for governor in 1994, Jeb Bush has talked about limiting the size and scope of state government. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Storms and the Workplace

After Hurricane Wilma roared through her Jupiter neighborhood last October, Kellie Clark, an appointment scheduler at a gas company about 25 miles away, couldn't make it to work. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006


A case involving a fire-services fee has tarnished the administration of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, who had received high marks for bringing a businesslike approach to running the city. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Peripheral Visionaries

For several months now, like many Floridians, I've followed the coverage of the four men who want to succeed Jeb Bush as governor. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

On the Attack

A man masquerading as an undercover police officer stands accused of stabbing a young nursing student in her Riverside apartment. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

Mixing Meth

Last fall, the country's drug czar, John Walter, announced a plan to target methamphetamine production and use in 23 U.S. cities. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

Games of Chance

Florida has a long and often unsavory association with gambling. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2006

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