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March 2017 Archives

Tips for choosing a commercial real estate broker for a small business

The right real estate experience starts even before you begin the process of finding property for your small business. You first need to find an experienced commercial real estate broker to help you through the process. When you have the right broker, it makes everything go more smoothly so you have fewer, if any, problems down the road. Therefore, it is important to be careful in your selection. Follow these tips to choose the right commercial real estate broker for your small business.

Senators in Florida evaluating state's affordable housing system

The Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Committee in the state of Florida is taking a look at the affordable housing system. The committee has been tasked with looking at the system because there is a shortage of affordable housing in Florida. Despite this view, there is a professor who believes the reason changes should be made is due to a favorable economic situation.

Rely on a notary to avoid contract disputes

Even the most meticulously by-the-book business people sometimes find themselves embroiled in some type of contract dispute, and if you have ever found yourself in such a situation, you probably understand how expensive and time-consuming it can be. Arguably the easiest method of avoiding contract disputes is a preemptive one, and it involves making sure every important contract, agreement or document is witnessed and signed by a notary public.

Choosing a business structure

So, you have a great idea for a new business, but you are not sure what business structure would be most beneficial, given your unique situation. The decision you make as to what type of business entity to create has considerable effects on how you will do business moving forward. In addition to significant tax implications, your business structure also determines matters such as how you might be held liable if your business is sued. It will likely also determine how much paperwork you can expect to have to complete to get things rolling - and keep them that way. Some of the more common types of business structures are as follows, as well as some of the main benefits (and potential drawbacks) of each entity type.

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